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rainbow_dancer
10-10-2010, 11:47 AM
i've never had the guts to try a character who requires any kind of extra prop/armor.
but now i found one i really like, and she seems to be a great "begginers guide to starting armor" type cosplay. :)

first peice i'm confuseda bout is her top, i'm going to use a strapless bra and build the front chest peice onto it. the bra has wire in the front so i thought it'd be easy to mold some sort of plaster or clay over the front to shape the chest armor. so i'm new, i don't know what kind of materials would best get this job done? my knowledge of sculpy won't really help me here! :P

and then her arm shields i believe can easily be made out of either craft foam and cardboard base. but the round peices get me (the ones at her elbows).

thank you so much for helping!!! :)

rainbow_dancer
10-15-2010, 08:53 AM
i guess it'd be helpful to include the links!!! :

http://www.rabi.dk/works/blackrose.png

http://images.absoluteanime.com/dot_hack/rena.gif

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:znmoqndyUR1BvM:http://static1.animepaper.net/upload/thumbs/scans/.hack_DUSK/%5Bsmall%5D%5BAnimePaper%5Dscans_.hack_DUSK_Keithf iann(0.55)__THISRES__136173.jpg&t=1

http://www.freewebs.com/dothackrc/Characters/Rena.jpg

more of her armor:

http://hirvine.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/dot-hack_twilight_01_06.jpg

ubercaledor
10-15-2010, 09:22 AM
This is a fairly similar design, I highly recommend going through this entire site for ideas.

http://amethyst-angel.com/armormaking_vincent.html

kandell
08-03-2011, 06:01 PM
I'm currently making Blackrose's armor :D I have a few progress pics of what I've done so far. In case the pics aren't that easy to understand, I cut the armor out of cardboard and paper mached it, then covered it in paperclay.

Paper mached hip plate and bracers:
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e366/kikikins91/0802011550.jpg

Partially clayed hip plate:
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e366/kikikins91/0803011243.jpg

Fully clayed + partially clayed hip plates:
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e366/kikikins91/0803011432.jpg

I'm also doing the chest armor, but I don't have any pics yet. I took a strapless bra, paper mached the breast cups, and put clay over them. DO NOT PUT CLAY IN TE CLEAVAGE. I did, and it cracked when I tried it on. I have to figure out something else to do, now XP