Foam latex and Evangelion plugsuit cosplay.
Hello fellow makers, I am attempting to make my own plugsuit from anime Neon Genesis Evangelion. Picture for refference below. I was thinking for a long time how to make those 3D parts and stick them to latex sheeting. Silicone is out of the question so I went with the foam latex from monstermakers.
I recently finisched one of the molds and would like to ask some of you who worked with foam latex if it looks ok. I used a ceramic plaster which is really close to ultracal that I cant get my hands on around here. The dark red insert is heat resistant silicone which is heat resistant upto 250C it should give it pretty good life span. I used the silicone to get nice and smooth finish at the front and the plaster core at the back where I dont really care about the texture for allowing the mold to "breath" while baking to prevent gases being traped inside.
Do you think it will work? How many runs do you think I can get from this mold? How to treat it so it gives me best result and what release you recommend that doesnt clog the abbility of the plaster to "breath". Ohh, and the mold is for one of the breastcups if It wasnt clear.
Excited to see how your castings turn out!
I've heard of people adding zinc to their foam, but I've not experimented with it. Some foam formulas will have zinc oxide in them already, so I would check to see what the manufacturer is using.