I love craft foam. It’s so cheap and easy to work with, and you can create a variety of things for your cosplay with it. Especially knives! Similar to my tutorial on Ruby’s knife from Supernatural, it’s durable and con-safe. You can use EVA foam, but I used this thick, small sheet that I got from my local Michael’s craft store.
In the Shadow of the Tomb Raider reference guide, it looks to be like a smaller knife. However, in the first image that was debuted of the game, it’s definitely more like a machete. So, using the reference guide, I cropped out just the blade part of the image and made it about 10 to 11 inches long in Photoshop. This was my template.
Then it was just a matter of tracing it onto the foam, cutting it out, and shaping it. You can see exactly how I did it in the video tutorial below.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and I cannot wait to do more Shadow of the Tomb Raider cosplay tutorials for you! I’m super excited for this cosplay AND the game! 🙂