Attack on Titan/ Shingeki no Kyojin
Last Updated: 08-29-2013
Jacket: Started out as a tan polyester/cotton blend jacket more in the color of my shirt. I dyed it using some "terra cotta" RIT dye, but luckily it didn't make the jacket too dark, since the dye doesn't work as well on polyester/manmade fabrics. I cropped it, using the scrap to make the faux pockets and the shoulder details. The patches were iron-ons, printed using a vector drawing of the Scouting Corps insignia from my computer. Might need to take in/thin the sleeves as they're a bit baggy, but overall I'm pretty happy with it.
Shirt: A tan tee shirt that I simply cut a slit in the neck and some holes, then threaded a piece of cord through. I know a longsleeve shirt is what's canon, but it was July in Los Angeles, and no one would see it anyway, lol.
Pants: Already owned a pair of white slacks from H&M
Brown wrap around the hips: JUst a long rectangle of brown fabric
Boots: They were originally thrift store boots that I found for $10! They were actually a second pair, identical to the brown pair I use for Link. These were a more greyish tan, so I painted them black first and then dusted them with some brown paint to make them really dark brown.
3DMG Harness: All the straps are made from brown pleather vinyl, doubled together using spray adhesive. Figuring out the harness system took a lot of scratching my head and looking at the reference, haha. The shoulder portion under the jacket and the mounting places on the thighs are 1/2" EVA foam mats, with some industrial strength velcro to attach the sheaths to my legs.
3DMG Swords: The blades are basswood, the handles are foamboard, the cords are parachute cord. The blades detach from the handles using a large parachute buckle.
3DMG Sheaths: Cardboard boxes with half a cardboard tube from the fabric counter at Joanns. PVC pipe connections and old water bottles for the tanks. They attach to my legs via velcro on the inside, surprisingly strong.
3DMG Engine and Grappling hook apparatus: Can't really see it, but the engine on my lower back was made using foamboard, some PVC pipe bent in a slight V shape, some EVA foam mat, and some electrical conduit boxes. It is all attached to a belt, which keeps it around my waist.
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