Lomo Case for No Mo' money


I built my own lomo case out of an old luggage and leftover foam pieces. It is free, cheap and I had it customised to myself and my cameras, and did I already mentioned it's free?

First find a sturdy, lightweight case..(second hand store, mom’s closet?) I used 70’s hard case luggage. Something you won’t hate carrying around.

Second find Hard yet pliable foam. Try your local hardware store, the bigger, the better. Larger stores go through more foam and custom cut it for customers needs, and are likely to have “extra pieces” for free. While your there, pick up some contact cement or spray glue. Think of your Dad’s got some in the shed.

Alright construction time. Measure the case, measure and cut the foam to fit the case. (2 layers of foam to fill the entire bottom cavity) Glue the bottom layer in whole. Don’t glue the top layer yet, lay out your cameras and accessories the way you want them and trace it with a pen. Next, it’s cutting time. Cut out all your holes carefully using a box cutter.

Final step is to glue the top layer as well as the layer for the lid and we’re done. Let’s wait for the glue to set for a required amount of time.

Now we can carry our precious Lomo cameras with confidence no matter what the location or conditions you’ll be.

written by travishood on 2011-03-08 in #gear #tipster #camera-case-free-diy-do-it-yourself-foam-custom #tipster #handicraft


  1. sthomas68
    sthomas68 ·

    Wow what a great idea! And because the gear is plastic you won't feel like you're carrying a ton of bricks!

  2. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    great idea! :D

  3. lakandula
    lakandula ·

    Ingenious! Love the idea.

  4. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    very very very lovely! I've a case (plastic?) which the slots cut for my canon ae-1 and its tripod and other accessories, but this is lovely! :D

  5. willyboy
    willyboy ·

    Good idea, bit Washington Sniper though.

  6. superlighter
    superlighter ·


  7. veekkii
    veekkii ·

    This is a really good idea (: I might have to try this :D Thanks alot!

  8. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    Smart idea, I may have to do this when I go to London...

  9. kneehigh85
    kneehigh85 ·

    love this

  10. justinpierce
    justinpierce ·

    Where can i get this foam??

  11. 33mmsemiautomatic
    33mmsemiautomatic ·

    I'm making one in an old briefcase currently!

  12. gitarre
    gitarre ·

    special agent 007! nice made dude!

  13. boogieroxx
    boogieroxx ·

    Im gonna totally do this! thanks for sharing.

  14. ik
    ik ·

    wow nice

  15. niko_fuzzy
    niko_fuzzy ·

    business photographer.

  16. fash_on
    fash_on ·

    really great idea, I can think of a few kinds of cool cases I can make now :)))

  17. stickyvinny
    stickyvinny ·

    Amazing! :D

  18. woosang
    woosang ·

    Brilliant!!! Fabulous use of an old case. Next time I see a spcheao plastic case I am soooo doing this.

  19. ilibingangmgasakim
    ilibingangmgasakim ·

    i love the idea but i have one biff with this... it needs more room for film film film!!!! :D :D :D

  20. travishood
    travishood ·

    agreed, next case is gonna be delux for the LCA with one flash and film.. lots of film..

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