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How to make a drag camp costume using foam for pride month

How to make a drag camp costume using foam for pride month

How to make a drag camp costume using foam for pride month.

Materials needed:

  1. Foam sheets or rolls (EVA foam is commonly used for cosplay and costume making)
  2. Craft knife or utility knife.
  3. Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  4. Heat gun (optional)
  5. Acrylic paint and brushes
  6. Rhinestones, sequins, or other embellishments
  7. Elastic straps or fabric for securing the costume.
  8. Scissors
  9. Pencil or marker for tracing


  1. Design your costume: Before you start cutting foam, sketch out your design on paper. Consider the style, shape, and size of the costume you want to create.
    Think about the theme of your drag camp look and incorporate elements like exaggerated shapes, bold colors, and intricate details.

  2. Trace and cut the foam: Once you have a design in mind, transfer it onto the foam sheets using a pencil or marker.
    Carefully cut out the shapes using a craft knife or utility knife. Take your time to ensure clean and precise cuts.

  3. Assemble the pieces: Use hot glue to attach the foam pieces together according to your design. Hold the pieces in place until the glue sets to ensure a secure bond.
    You may need to layer pieces of foam to create dimension and volume.

  4. Shape the foam: If you want to add curves or contours to your costume, you can use a heat gun to heat the foam and then mold it into shape.
    Be cautious not to overheat the foam or burn yourself in the process.

  5. Paint and decorate: Once the basic structure of your costume is assembled, it's time to add colour and embellishments. Use acrylic paint to paint the foam in the desired colours.
    You can also add details and accents with rhinestones, sequins, glitter, feathers, or other decorative elements. Let the paint and glue dry completely before moving on to the next step.

  6. Add straps or fabric: Depending on the design of your costume, you may need to attach elastic straps or fabric to secure it onto your body.
  7.  Measure and cut the straps or fabric to the appropriate length, then use hot glue to attach them to the foam costume.

  8. Try it on and adjust: Once the costume is fully assembled, try it on to ensure a proper fit.
    Make any necessary adjustments or additions to ensure comfort and mobility.

  9. Final touches: Once you're happy with the fit and appearance of your costume, add any final touches or details to complete the look.
    Step back and admire your creation!

Remember to have fun and get creative with your drag camp costume. Experiment with different shapes, colours, and textures to bring your vision to life. 
And most importantly, rock your fabulous creation with confidence!