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immywins
06-04-2011, 07:08 PM
So, I'm insane and have decided that I'm going to make one of my four cosplays for this year Tali from Mass Effect 2. I've learned a lot this year about sewing and prop making, but I've decided to take on something with armor!

So, I've found a few really good craftfoam tutorials, but I'd like to know any tips you guys might have on making craftfoam armor!

And her mask-I was thinking that using tinted plastic would be the easiest to see through, but it's such a weird shape and I have no idea how I would go about using it OTL
So, any suggestions on how to make the mask?

And then the base part of her armor-this is more sewing and not really armor, but it's a weird material and I've looked around and haven't really found anything that matches it. I was thinking of maybe buying a full body suit and modifying it, but I've never done anything like this and I want to make sure what I'm buying is right xD;

Thank you! I'm super excited and have almost a full year to make this, so I'm going to take it slow and do my best!

Moennet
06-04-2011, 08:43 PM
base armor: I think you could use black mesh fabric, but you'll have to sew it in a way that its a little streched, I think you could do the purple fabric with thick purple fabric and you could put the designs on with fabric paint anda thin brush

automail tut: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBdpoIKQlls&feature=channel_video_title
paper mache armor: http://www.jiajem.com/armor.html

mask: I'm not so sure about this one... maybe like a clay base thats already in the shape of the mask?
If you need more help PM me. ^_^

Demon Doll
07-29-2011, 06:35 PM
I'm going to be testing paper mache and clay myself for the helmet.
-Crosses fingers-

Orochihime
09-05-2011, 10:11 PM
For making the armor itself, you can try using styrene--you can heat-mold it to your base and you can get a crapload of it for a relatively low price.

Ferenik
11-01-2011, 05:09 PM
www.spoonflower.com using this patern http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/ferenik/14ug9b9.jpg is the best solution I could think of for the cloth.