I have recently decided to pay homage to a game that devoured far more hours than it should have - World of Warcraft. After staring at the back of my paladin for hundreds of days
worth of live online time (and retiring pre-crusade) I have decided that I should build myself a set of Judgement Armor.
Judgement Concept Art
and Game Implementation
Right now I'm on what I feel is a good schedule for its completion (more than a month until SakuraCon in April). The majority is going to be cloth, with aluminum chain. The (plastic) short swords
were purchased for less than two dollars each. I will likely cover a pair of leather riding gloves with foam for the large gauntlets.
I have debated UV reactive (perscription) contact lenses, and placing a UV LED or glowstick in the mask, but am feeling that it is a bit overboard for such a small effect.
My medium for the armor-parts has been craft foam. I'm unsure of what method of stiffening/painting I want to use on it, and would appreciate advice on that. Most of the thing is ready to have final pieces made. Unfortunately I have been having no end to the trouble with forming the oversized shoulders. I've just about worked out some patterns that are decent, but leave creases that will have to be hidden or otherwise dealt with.
Any advice from people who have created oversized shoulder pieces out of craft foam would be appreciated. I've only seen one other person actually mention working on this piece before, and would enjoy sharing experiences--especially with someone who got the pauldrons to look nice!