Brikboyz wrote:FOAM IS FOR WUSSIES! Alright, I'm finished, continue.
No, that's fair. I am a wussy. We had a nerf thing going for a minute here. Someone wanted to do airsoft or paintball instead. We don't have anything going anymore. Pain sucks.
I had some friends that did some full contact metal to metal stuff. I think it was called SCA but I might be confusing that for something else. There's a story about an inverted cup in there. Nasty stuff. Anyway, much as I enjoy shooting my friends with nerf darts and beating them with boffer swords, this sort of metal on metal LARP is the only kind I can respect. I've been to a couple of others, both of the RP variety and the boffer sword variety. They were filled with pretentious douchedom and I hated each agonizing moment. I'd have left were I not such a nice guy. I had a friend who dragged me along. I guess he saw something I didn't. Might've been the girls. One of the LARPs we went to was a damn Changeling LARP at a nearby "elite" college.
In any case, foam for cosplay is still ok. Lightweight and easy to shape. Just like with cardboard, though, leave yourself gaps in the armor. If you've ever worn cardboard or foam armor before, you know how ridonkulously hot it can get.