I'm doing my first ever full body cosplay based on the hero class in Fire Emblem: Awakening. I already finished most of my costume, but I'm having trouble with a few things:
- How do I make my armor look "real" or metallic? Should I? (Please refer to pictures)
- What materials should I use to make the shield? (I tried using foamies, but I don't like the thickness and flimsiness)
- How should I make my sword (Ragnell or a Brave Sword)? (I'm more-or-less concerned about Anime Expo weapon guidelines, the materials, and how... I want to make a sword that I can carry around in the convention.)
Once again, I'm practically a beginner when it comes to making cosplay. Besides this current project, I only have Servbot helmets under my resume. So please keep things simple!
Please ask for more information if I left anything unclear or lacking in information. Thanks!
Armor and Hero reference