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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

20 comments

  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!

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  2. eva_eva

    eva_eva

    great idea! :D

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  3. lakandula

    lakandula

    Ingenious! Love the idea.

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  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

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  5. willyboy

    willyboy

    Good idea, bit Washington Sniper though.

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  6. superlighter

    superlighter

    cooooool!

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  7. veekkii

    veekkii

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

    natalieerachel

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

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  9. kneehigh85

    kneehigh85

    love this

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  10. justinpierce

    justinpierce

    Where can i get this foam??

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  11. 33mmsemiautomatic

    33mmsemiautomatic

    I'm making one in an old briefcase currently!
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  12. gitarre

    gitarre

    special agent 007! nice made dude!

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  13. boogieroxx

    boogieroxx

    Im gonna totally do this! thanks for sharing.

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  14. ik

    ik

    wow nice

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  15. niko_fuzzy

    niko_fuzzy

    business photographer.

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  16. fash_on

    fash_on

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

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  17. stickyvinny

    stickyvinny

    Amazing! :D

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  18. woosang

    woosang

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

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  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
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  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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