View Full Version : What can you use from Wal-Mart/Home Depot/Lowes/Sutherlands to make costume armor?

08-05-2009, 05:41 PM
I want to make armor that wont get easily damaged and is solid. I was thinking pvc pipe, but i dont know what else to use that would be good materials. Help plz.

08-05-2009, 07:09 PM
PVC is good for certain kinds of armor, such as rounded shapes and SOME kinds of pauldrons.

Otherwise, if the armor is more flat, (think like a samurai's), then using the sheets of flat insulation foam is a good choice. That needs to be cut though and can take some time to work with.

08-05-2009, 07:17 PM

This is was a good tutorial that I found interesting and I've had a friend use it and it proved to be effective.

08-05-2009, 07:27 PM
~FatalDreams~: is there anything else u would suggest for flat parts that are as hard as pvc pipe. another question is how would u put the flat pieces and pvc pipe together without screws so it wont stick me when i wear the armor

08-05-2009, 09:01 PM
I'm converting this application to use for costumes other that halo.