Hey all, so this is the REAL end for my updating for
No more updates will be made, but I will continue to wear this around.
Here's how I made all the stuff you see:
Hood: It's a tri-layer of 3 different fabrics, a black cotton layer, a tan canvas layer (in the middle), and a red cotton/velvet layer. The canvas is a really ugly but helpful layer, its where I did all of the shaping and stitching so the hood was skull-tight, and then I sewed on the black and red layers to cover it.
Sword: It's all super sculpey, craft foam, wood, and scratch cloth. The blade, hilt, and handle base were all made by different types of wood, each spray painted and coated with a gloss finish to make it look metallic. The gold detailing is all sculpey. I did not use wire in it, so it broke occasionally. But the clay held together well for the most part. I used left over black fabric to wrap the handle.
Belt: All sculpey, craft foam, and red velvet fabric. I crafted the sculpey and coated it with chrome paint and a gloss finish to give it a metallic appearance, and then laid it on the velvet with a craft foam backing so it kept its shape and didn't droop due to weight.
Black under-armor leather layer: This was just straight up sewing and painting. Really nothing too tricky here. I used an acrylic paint to stamp the patterns on the bottom
Chest and shoulder armor: Craft foam wrapped in leather, plated with clay. I took the craft foam and bent it to the shape I wanted, then covered it all with leather that I dyed, and then added details with sculpey. The pattern on my chest was done with free-hand sharpie marker.
Bracers: While they appear really different, they were both built pretty much the same way. They were both cut and bent from craft foam and coated with dyed leather, and then were plated with super sculpey. The painting and patterning was different, but the rest was the same. (I laid this on top of my previous bracers to save time)
Metal Cestus/Gauntlet: I sewed dyed leather over another glove, and then made a row of finger plating out of sculpey. To make the plating stronger and to save time in sculping, I made a resin cast of a single row, and then mass produced all 12 of the plates on my glove.
My hidden blades were not in any of my shots because I decided not to wear them. They were too much of a hassle. But they looked kick ass.
Apple of eden: Yeah that's a hamster ball lol. I laid painters tape over top of a clear hamster ball, coated it with copper paint, and then removed the tape and put LEDs inside of it to make it glow.
Shoulder cape: Black leather wrapped around padding and craft foam. Free-hand chrome painted the design onto it.
If you have any questions on anything feel free to PM me.
Best of Saturday- Anime USA
(Only contest I entered, sorry >.<)