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Chozo003
04-21-2010, 07:05 PM
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lunaladyoflight
04-21-2010, 07:17 PM
Sew and glue velcro to the suit and armor in the appropriate places. That way you can just stick it on and go AND you can wash the suit between wears.

Chozo003
04-21-2010, 07:22 PM
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TETSUYA_CASSHER
04-21-2010, 08:05 PM
I would use snaps or buttons. Put on the zentai first and with a bar of soap mark where your going to place them.

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Chozo003
04-21-2010, 09:04 PM
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lunaladyoflight
04-21-2010, 10:51 PM
You won't damage the material by sewing velcro or snaps onto it. I've worked with lycra unitards since I was 10 years old and I'm 22 now. All of the productions of CATS in the world have sewn snaps on the back to attach their tails.

And no sewing with that material is not difficult. You'd be sewing little squares of Velcro on, which you can do by hand. Just stitch all the way around the square shape a couple times. and you should be good. I'd suggest adding squares of lycra to the inside while stitching velcro to the outside if you have very heavy pieces.

Chozo003
04-22-2010, 05:51 AM
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Kazephyr
04-22-2010, 09:12 AM
For attaching things to zentai, I use industrial strength velcro. You can find it in the sewing aisle at places like Wal-mart, and trust me... that stuff STICKS. I've used it to support heavy armor, and it does wonders... It has a powerful adhesive, so no sewing needed. :)

ChilmarkGryphon
04-22-2010, 09:20 AM
Even if the armor was weight-bearing material, you'd have a problem with the scabbard because the weight would make the zentai sag. You could make some kind of back-plate thing with rigid materials that you could wear under the zentai, with a hole in the zentai/armor to accommodate the scabbard-holdy-thing. Maybe wonderflex or some other thin/strong plastic for the plate, and then nylon webbing straps.

Chozo003
04-22-2010, 03:01 PM
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