Have you seen our Foam Ranges, Cap'n?
Low Density Foams
Low Density Foams are perfect for a variety of things like detail trim or filigree, lining for costume armor or helmets or tailored/thermoplastic style projects where the foam can be underlaid into the project and is not load bearing, It's also quite well for beginners who are getting into foam and want to work with something a little larger or different style than foam you might find via hardware shops or art stores where the sheet sizes can be much smaller. Craft Foam is very popular for using as budget style foam or generic "everything" foam as you can get it via cosplay stores like ours in much larger, double smooth sizes and thicknesses. This foam is quite porous and usually will absorb paint and adhesives more than higher density styles so it's recommended to do multiple layers with contact cements and have a good quality primer or primer style paint when doing projects with these.
Medium Density Foams
Medium Density Foams are the most popular foams used and main target foams that many cosplayers like using for projects as well as builders who work lots on armor specifically as it's more malleable than High Density for doing compound curves and is good for almost all build projects, it also has better strength and longevity than lower density foams so the details as it also it's workmanship and some details can be better seen and heat formed than using lower density foams. It's recommended using these foams once you get used to working with foam more and if you are looking towards making more projects that include armor, weapons, props, etc more often.
High Density Foams
High Density Foams are the the most expensive style of foams that most people purchase for projects however they come with a few differences, The hardness of these foams is quite stiff and is very good for larger projects or parts of armor that have not as many compound curves or things like intricate helmets or pauldrons with odd shapes as the thicker your foam or heavier density it is, the harder the shape and template might be able to build however, High Density foams are perfect for all details and filigree in armor or parts of your project that are easy buildability because they can be dremeled, shaped and detailed very well. Durability is the best when using these types of foam as they can be quite light as well as super strong and won't be damaged easily. They also in some cases can use less contact cement and primers/paints as they do not absorb as much as lower density styles. These foams tool and look very well with good template work and many kinds of tools like power tools, hand tools, dremels and hot knives, Lots of advanced builders and mastercraft builders enjoy using high density foams for this reason.
Specialty Foams are nowadays how many cosplayers and builders design and work on their filigree, spikes and intricate other parts of their costumes. Many types of specialty foams like dowels or bevels come in many sizes and are good for the main part of your armor usually, Spikes and Spheres help orientate shapes in your props that are harder to carve or cut and foams like rivets, scales, feathers or Hexagons are really good for finishing off that look that you need for your project towards the main part or end of the build. Many cosplayers also enjoy using Foam Clay to fill seams or build details for their armor as this is like regular clay except it dries into foam which can then be painted, cut or glued, Our Sea Crystal (LED) EVA is also good for allowing passive or moving light to pass through so you can light up your projects using lights of different kinds and we also offer fake leather style foam known as Mythic Hide EVA which allows you to make straps, stitches, fake leather patches and more with foam. If you are interested in working on a foam project, try out using a specialty foam to give your project some extra awesome touch!