Today I’ll be posting two videos. One will be Part 3, which is paper maching the basic shapes of the armor and the other Part 4 is using Fast Mache after the paper mache. I separated them so that if you already know how to use regular mache you can skip to the next part.
Here is the part 3 video of making Riven armor cosplay. In this video I am using regular mache to strengthen the props before I fast mache. It’s needed to give extra durability, cover the holes and smoothen joints. Create the paper mache paste with flour, water and glue. Cut strips of paper and dunk it into the paste and apply to the prop. Apply 3-4 layers of paper mache and dry between each layer. Keep in mind that the next step (Fast Mache) is what makes the prop heavier. The less holes filled by the fast mache the lighter it will end up being.
Here is part 4 video of making Riven armor cosplay. In this video I’m using the Fast Mache to plaster the prop up. This makes it durable and creates a armor like appearance. It’s really nice to paint on and makes a prop durable. Make sure to apply a layer around .5mm to 1 cm thick. It needs around a full day to dry and make sure it is completely dry before painting. If you want to have more information about the Fast Mache I used please see my previous post about using Activa’s Fast Mache for cosplay props.