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Unread 02-26-2013, 08:11 PM   #1
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Lightbulb How to create a legbrace?

Hello! I'm going to be cosplaying this character:


But I don't have a lot of ideas on how to make that leg brace. I don't really want to get a real one, since my leg isn't injured obviously (I don't know how that would feel walking around at a con all day). Does anyone have any ideas or has created one before that can help? Thank you.
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Unread 02-26-2013, 08:37 PM   #2
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it would be exactly like making armor. id go post this under props for more help but i would use craft foam to make this
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Unread 02-27-2013, 04:43 AM   #3
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I'd use nylon strapping for the straps, that velcro shut at the back. I wouldn't use craft foam unless you reinforce it, as it'll go limp. Something stiffer (whether you use plastic or somesuch), will also help to hold it all in place, you'll have to adjust it less.

And as weird as it sounds, if you want to keep the straps in place, try getting carpentry tape. It's a double-sided tape that they use to bond the edges of carpet and it's similar to hollywood tape or toupee tape, but strong as hell, and will hold up for a whole day.
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