how to make this
look like THIS
While there are many different techniques for painting foam cosplay pieces, this is the method I use for metal armor that works really well for me. So I have typed out exactly what I do in hopes that it will maybe help someone.
I specifically used this technique for foam Iron Man armor, but it can be used for most metal props.
warning: very pic and text heavy
Ketchup Tomatou is their leader—a strong, bold tsundere redhead with a sometimes acidic personality. She’s very popular and is into most of the activities at her school. She worries she is too plain and boring but everyone seems to love her nonetheless.
Mayonnaise Réal is her best friend since childhood—a cheerful foil to Ketchup’s sometimes thoughtless actions. Mayonnaise-kun holds a dark secret that she’s told nobody—she’s secretly Dressing Girl Miracle, the Condom-Mint Panic Plus! girls’ whip-wielding tyrant of an arch enemy.
Mustard Jaune is the group’s odd one out. S/he thinks of herself as quiet and meek, but always seems to wind up everywhere you don’t want her to be and at all the wrong times. S/he desperately wishes that Ketchup-senpai would notice her. S/he often feels under-appreciated by the girls, especially when Ketchup-senpai is around. Probably a trap.
And finally, Relish. That is certainly not her real name but she’s never told anyone what it is, and this becomes an ongoing joke throughout the series. She’s super sweet and very agreeable, but there’s a lot of damage inside; she’s all mixed up and confused, probably from a very traumatic early life. She will almost certainly betray the group at some point.