I'm looking at doing a Balmung cosplay from .hack//
Now I've been looking around and cosplayhouse is selling a set of armor for $800.
But looking at that makes me think it wouldn't be too complicated to make it out of simple materials. So what I'm wondering is:
Does anyone have experience with bendable plastics or what I was thinking of doing was some experiment with Foam Board (stuff's rigid and super cheap.) The real material I wanted to try was fiberglass. But really these shapes are quite simple and I could work out the feathers etc later.
I have read a bunch of tutorials on working with the materials. [I'm just asking for advice from experience]
Thanks in advance for any comments.