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Post By Yunca. 17/11/10, 02:53 pm

This has prob been asked before but does anyone know where to get sheets of craft foam????
ive checked most stores in my area but cant find any sad


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Post By RainbowMoonDust. 17/11/10, 03:00 pm

Depends on what size you want but most Asian dollar stores carry A4 sheets of craft foam in packets of 4 for about $2 each. They are called EVA foam or something like that, just wander to the part where they keep all their craft stuff. sweatdrop
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Post By Tails. 17/11/10, 03:05 pm

The Warehouse in the crafts section Very Happy Like $4 for 12 sheets~
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Post By Rolly. 17/11/10, 03:17 pm

HOLY SHEZ Warehouse has some!?!?

Otherwise you can opt for eBay. Very Happy
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Post By Axelinn. 17/11/10, 11:21 pm

Yeah, if you want the A4 sheets, then just about any asian store/$2 shop/ware house will have them.

If you're looking for bigger bits, I know Para Rubber sells some EVA stuff at about $11 for a 1x2m piece (but don't shoot me if I'm wrong, since it's been a while since I've checked in with Para Rubber D8)
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Post By Yunca. 19/11/10, 10:47 am

Tails wrote:
The Warehouse in the crafts section Very Happy Like $4 for 12 sheets~
seriosuly 0.0 havnt seen any there. il check the one in dunedin they mite have them thankz
thankyous for your help!!!

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i checked 2 warehouse stores and they didnt have any =( i mite just have to order it from ebay or sumthing
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Post By Kicho. 02/12/10, 08:06 am

They sell them at Warehouse Stationary stores across the country, under the name 'EVA boards'. You can get 10 of them for about $4.50.
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Post By Pura. 02/12/10, 08:24 am

Gordon Harris had foam like the EVA foam (prolly the same thing, but I bought ages ago, never checked the name, and it got thrown out I think cause my cat ate it ): ). I think it was a biggish sheet for a few dollars. Dunno if there's a Gordon Harris down there though xP

... If all else fails, I'm sure someone would be happy to buy you some and post it down if you transfer them money : P
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Post By Hannah. 02/12/10, 12:40 pm

dollar stores and such will be the cheapest option, places such as warehouse stationary and gordan harris are usually twice the price for a veeeery similar product
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Post By Yunca. 02/12/10, 12:50 pm

Yea havnt heard of Gordon Harris. dont think we have that down here. Yea checked warehouse stationary aswell they only had red and green foam a4 sheets.
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Post By Hannah. 02/12/10, 02:32 pm

most craft foam will be in funky colours
so painting them is usually needed, just make sure to seal them first as the foam absorbs the paint
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Post By JVCA. 02/12/10, 02:42 pm

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Toys-models/Kids-arts-crafts/Other/auction-336287494.htm Awesome deal - $0.42 per sheet. This is where I usually buy mine. Free delivery too!

Failing that, I have bought it by the metre from Payless Plastic - I think it was 1.5m wide and about $20/m or something? My memory is pretty foggy though. :3 EVA foam and craft foam are pretty much the same thing.

To change the colour, you can seal it with PVA glue then use any kind of paint over it. However, sealing it with PVA will greatly reduce the flexibility, so you can change the colour without loosing flexibility by spray painting it. It'll be quite a matte colour though (as opposed to a glossy look - you can't get a glossy look without sealing it afaik).
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Post By Yunca. 02/12/10, 03:37 pm

lol you'd think somewhere just sold white ay.
hmm il check those out. thankyouz ^-^
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Post By Highlander. 03/12/10, 07:37 am

Yunca wrote:
Yea havnt heard of Gordon Harris. dont think we have that down here. Yea checked warehouse stationary aswell they only had red and green foam a4 sheets.

Check out spotlight, or any other craft/art store down there?
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Post By Yunca. 03/12/10, 11:43 am

[/quote]Check out spotlight, or any other craft/art store down there?[/quote]

Yea checked spotlight they dont have any either... aww i have to live where its hard to get craft foam =(
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Post By IcyRose. 04/12/10, 04:02 am

I get my craft foam from Pararubber at around $12-13 a metre. Although it is called EVA foam there. I prefer getting it by the metre as I won't be able to be restricted my the dimensions of the sheet for certain aspects of cosplay I make it for.
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Post By Yunca. 04/12/10, 04:34 pm

yea heard of that place. its in dunedin right??? where bouts??
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Post By IcyRose. 12/12/10, 05:02 am

It's along Fileful Street (I think that's how it's spelt) just around the corner from the Dunedin Public Library and near the Pool House.
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