TRISTAN DOMAY’S GODZILLA
For the final paint job I used latex based house paint. I split it with water and sprayed it on using a cheap paint sprayer from the hardware store. Unlike most regular spray paints, it helped preserve the suit better rather than eating away at the foam. I’d also recommend doing this on a hot, sunny day. Most foam will just soak paint up and take hours to dry. Working in the dry sun however, a coat can finish drying in 20 minutes.
The only pieces that were painted by hand were the teeth and claws. Since the foam toes and fingers already had a coat of black paint on them from when I did the rest of the costume, I was able to add the ivory at my leisure and not worry about needing the sun to dry anything.