Yay! Finally done the first part of my Zelda cosplay. I know, I'm a Zelda die-hard, so sue me. Here's how I spent my last five days:
First, cutting, layering and gluing pieces of craft foam into the right shape.
Held the individual pieces over a stove burner to heat and then shape them.
Painted a glue-water concoction to the outside to glossify it, give it more strength and keep the paint from seeping into the foam.
Hope to be wearing it all soon, along with the rest of my costume-to-be!