View Full Version : Shoulder Straps on DBZ Armor?

02-03-2011, 04:02 PM
Hey all. I'm working on a set of DBZ Saiyan Armor (the kind with the straps, not the shoulder guards: Reference 1 (http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/1010/goku20and20gohan.jpg), Reference 2 (http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/1443/dbzstraps.jpg)), and I've got all of it pretty much figured out. The only thing that's got me stumped is the shoulder straps on the top. How should I attack this? I figure that they follow this sort of shape:

Bad Diagram (http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/3512/strapq.png)

I want to keep the armor washable, as everything else is, but if the straps can't be made washable, they can always be attached by other means, such as velcro, snaps, etc. That's not the problem. My problem is, how do I make them such that they appear seamless, and there are no lines on the edges (like those I'd get if I stacked pieces of fun foam onto a strap and built up the little sections, for example)? Any ideas?

I really appreciate all the help. This place has been wonderful so far, and I've gained so much knowledge just by searching and lurking first that my work is almost all done for me. ^_^

I did some digging, got a great PM from a very helpful member, and all things combined, found a great way to do this using fabric, some foam, and some plastic canvas. :) It ain't perfect, but it's good enough. This thread is no longer needed, so let it fall to the depths, my friends!