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Afr0Blu3
09-30-2010, 06:25 AM
Due to the image restrictions on this board, I've split my post into two.

So, a little pet project of mine I'm going to run you through, I just finished making some Saiyan armour for a Vegeta cosplay that I'll be wearing at October's MCM Expo. Entered unknown territory again by using only craft foam and cardstock.

http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu205/Afr0Blu3/SDC11342.jpg

I started out by cutting out the basic shapes (I didn't have a pattern for this, I was literally putting pieces of foam against myself, making rough markings, then going from there) until I could start gluing segments together, until I had this:

http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu205/Afr0Blu3/SDC11343.jpg

I used cardstock for the ridges on the armour and then placed more foam over the top for the 'lining' of the armour.

http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu205/Afr0Blu3/Construction03Fitting.jpg

A test fit, which is always an important step.

http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu205/Afr0Blu3/Construction05Painting.jpg

Paint! I used a regular primer then used yellow enamel paint on the ridges. Cardstock with enamel on top reflects light brilliantly for Vegeta's armour!

http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu205/Afr0Blu3/Construction06Fitting.jpg

http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu205/Afr0Blu3/Construction07Fitting.jpg

Another test fit.

Afr0Blu3
09-30-2010, 06:26 AM
Continued from above.

http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu205/Afr0Blu3/Construction08CrotchPlates.jpg

These are the three crotch plates. Made the same way as the armour.

http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu205/Afr0Blu3/Construction09ArmourComplete.jpg

http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu205/Afr0Blu3/Construction10ArmourComplete.jpg

The last step was to simply combine everything together! If you're wondering how I get in and out of the armour, I simply have a ton of velcro up one side so I can open it up then close it around me. (The tail was found on eBay)

A friend of mine got so excited, he's now coming as Android Saga Vegeta and we made the base for his armour in less than four hours.

http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu205/Afr0Blu3/SDC11361.jpg

http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu205/Afr0Blu3/SDC11362.jpg

http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu205/Afr0Blu3/SDC11363.jpg

And that's how you make Saiyan armour!