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Unread 01-11-2013, 01:13 AM   #1
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Holding up unattached armor

Hello! I'm making Solange from Code of Princess. I'm in progress of making her armor and I can't seem to wrap my head around having her bicep armor stay up. What should I use to hold up unattached/free armor?

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Unread 01-11-2013, 04:29 AM   #2
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Velcro is the first thing that comes to my mind. Maybe put a small arm band underneath the armor and use the industrial strength Velcro
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Thanks! I'll give it a go.
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Character designers love coming up with armor that makes no practical sense; especially for women.

Presuming the armor you make doesn't weigh a ton, and you have it sized appropriately, I suspect it would be sufficient to just use a bit of double stick tape. Hollywood Tape, sold at fabric stores, is specifically formulated to stick to the skin and hold things in place.
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Unread 01-11-2013, 02:26 PM   #5
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You could also get some flesh colored elastic and add it to the band in the inside
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Or glue on some snap buttons, if your materials allow for it. Just make it tight enough to stay up when closed.
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I vote for elastic. I drew a picture of how to do it.
The advantages of this are:
it isn't sticky,
it won't show because it's attached inside the arm band
it's adjustable for maximum comfort
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Thanks for the suggestions!
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