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Make Foam Armor Knight's Cuisses

Cuisses are the upper legs (thighs). And this is another tutorial in a series of foam armor projects. This is the last piece in the series. I already have tutorials on the helmet, hands, forearms, shoulders, biceps, shins and feet. You can check all those tutorials out right here: Foam Armor

The Template for the Cuisses is right here

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Foam armor cuisses

A knights armor with cuissesThese Cuisses are very easy to make and they look good. I give you the template which makes it very easy for you. And I show you a way to paint it so they look like metal. And these are pretty large which is good. It means that you can make them and cut them down to the size of your legs very easily.

The picture at left shows a complete set of knights armor and it points out what the cuisses are.









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Tools and Materials

  • The template
  • 2 large pieces of poster board
  • Strips of Velcro
  • several sheets of craft foam This is the exact foam sheets I ordered and use in this tutorial from Amazon: Foam Sheets 12"X18" 12/Pkg-Basic Colors
  • Silver paint
  • Black paint
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors and or X-acto Knife
  • Spray adhesive
  • Optional: Wire of some type like network cable or some thick string to do detail work.

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Print up the template

Print up the template and cut out the six pieces.







Assemble template pieces

Tape those pieces together like this to make the complete template.






Tace onto foamboard

Place it onto posterboard and trace it. Do this twice. Trace two of them.






Cut out the pieces

Cut those pieces out. They are a left thigh and a right thigh.







Curve them

Curve them into a tube like this and try them on. You want a good loose fit on your thigh. Your leg is probably not the same size as mine so you can trim it down if need be.






Flip over

Flip one over. This is so they are mirrored. They will be different and one is a left and one is a right.


NextLet's Continue with the tutorial and attach the craft foam



Watch the Video tutorial here:


Foam sheets

Foam Sheets 12"X18" 12/Pkg-Basic Colors




VelcroDarice Hook and Loop Strip, 15-Feet, Black


Brass fasteners

Acco Plated Brass Fasteners, 100 Count, (A7071703B)




Mod podge

Mod Podge CS11302 Original 16-Ounce Glue, Matte Finish





Foam armor chest pieceMake a foam armor Chest Plate

I continue in my series of tutorials on how to make armor out of foam. And this chest plate is easy to make yet looks great. Check it out here: Make a Foam Armor Chest Plate






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