An exploration of the past, present, and future of materials science and engineering.
6 months ago

Episode 27: The Materials of Cosplay

the unique materials that make your crazy monster costumes a reality

Halloween is right around the corner and like many of you, we’ve been hard at work on our spooky costumes! If you’ve ever been to Comic-Con you’ve seen the incredible costumes that cosplay artists can create. Giant suits of armor and weapons crafted out of EVA foam, Mandalorian suits with Worbla or Sintra armor plates, life-like silicone and latex masks, monsters built from Papier-mâché, Styrofoam, Plastidip, and PVC. This episode is dedicated to all the incredible material science & engineering that goes into Cosplay materials.

On this episode we’re joined by artist Cara Krebs who is a fantastic artist who specializes in using many different materials in unique and creative ways. Check out her art on her Instagram page


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