What You Need to Know About Buying EVA Foam Sheets for Cosplay


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0.125" (3 mm) $35.06 $28.05 $21.04 $17.53
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2.0" (51 mm) $185.25 $148.20 $111.15 $92.63
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Buying EVA Foam Sheets for Cosplay

What is EVA Foam?

EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) foam is a firm, high-density foam that is softer than standard polyethylene foams. Commonly used in items like yoga mats, sports gear and boat equipment, EVA foam is also the ultimate material for cosplayers of all levels of experience.

In contrast to bulky, heavy plastics that don’t hold their shape and are difficult to form, EVA foam is extremely versatile, easy to work with and helps cosplayers achieve a high-end, polished look for their costumes.

Advantages of EVA Foam for Cosplay

In addition to its durability and reasonable price per sheet, EVA foam offers several key advantages for DIY cosplayers:

Easy to Cut, Form and Bond

Since EVA foam is a soft and sturdy material, it’s simple to cut with basic tools like scissors and box cutters. You can also use heat to mold and shape EVA foam.


Unlike heavier materials used for cosplay, EVA foam weighs about two pounds per cubic foot. That means you can build entire costumes including shields, armor, helmets and more without getting weighed down.

UV Resistant

If you use polyurethane foams for cosplay, you might notice shades of yellow after prolonged exposure to UV rays. Because EVA foam is UV resistant, it maintains its integrity when outdoors.

How Can You Use EVA Foam for Cosplay?

From intricate outer layers to the smallest accessories, EVA foam is the perfect material for cosplayers looking to complete their long-lasting, high-quality pieces.

EVA foam can be used to create:

Costume Armor

Using heat, paint and other materials, you can turn EVA foam into intricate armor. Our foam sheets come without cross or diamond patterns, allowing for a uniform starting point without extra sanding.

We recommend purchasing one or two 0.25-inch thick foam sheets for your cosplay armor.

Costume Armor

Due to its lightweight and easily moldable nature, EVA foam is ideal for creating helmets, crowns and other headpieces that can be worn for extended periods of time without causing extra neck pain.

To create your headpieces, we recommend one foam sheet that is 0.5-inches thick.

Weapons and Accessories

No costume is complete without accessories. You can use thicker EVA foam to create rigid but lightweight swords, guns, tasers, hammers and more.

We recommend either two 0.25-inch-thick foam sheets if you are doing extensive layering, or one 0.5-inch thick foam sheet or fewer layers.

Weapons and Accessories

Even the most experienced cosplayers will tell you that mistakes can happen during the costume creation process. FoamOrder recommends purchasing additional EVA foam sheets just in case, because you can always use them later when you create new pieces. We’re happy to offer lower prices on bulk orders of EVA foam.

Purchase Your EVA Foam Sheets Today

Ready to get started using EVA foam for cosplay? FoamOrder offers sheets with a variety of thicknesses for your cosplay projects.

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What Our Customers Are Saying

“I am currently using this as a replacement for the standard EVA foam cosplayers use. I needed something stiffer but still easily cut. This product is exactly what I’ve been needing. The shipment came in on time, a few minor pockets on some sheets, to be expected. Overall I may always decide to use this material in the future.”

—Greg Krueger, Krueger Cosplays

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