Okay, so I have yet to attempt due to funds, but I was wondering something.
Every time I think of doing a DBZ cosplay, one of the most common ways to tell it is from Dragon ball, is the "Saiyan armor". This is well known, yet everyone (and I mean EVERYONE!) has done the armor out of paper, cardboard, or cloth, and though you can get the look that way I feel like they all lack the a realistic look to it. Am I alone in thinking that way? That if you make armor it should have some kind of hardness and protectiveness to it.
Personally I am planning on making a set of saiyan armor out of fiberglass, and hardware mesh. Though it will not be as portable as a cloth cosplay, it should be able to withstand more damage, than any alternatives (other than metal). And it has the upside of being cleanable (a problem found in many other cosplays I have found)
The downsides of fiberglass would be the extra weight, rough edges, and the trouble with alteration.
(As soon as I get started on this project, and that should be soon, I will post pictures of my progress) however any recommendations, and any communication is appreciated (it does wonders for my self esteem)
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