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Unread 08-17-2013, 02:57 PM   #1
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Smile Dark Souls Armor Advice

So I've decided the next cosplay I want to start will be Artorias the Abysswalker from Dark Souls. ( ) And the question I have is, what would a good material for the majority of the armor be? I'm looking for something that can turn out a good quality of armor without requiring an extensive number of tools to make; and I've set aside about a year till this needs to be done so I'm in no way in any rush.

One a side tangent, what would be a good way to paint this? I've heard paint guns are a good option. Are they worth the investment and if they are, are there any brands that are considered top-tier for armor?
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Unread 08-18-2013, 12:54 PM   #2
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Use EVA foam, find a medieval armor patter and modify it or draw your own, seal it with either fiberglass resin or plastidip, which is a rubber sealer. get a hot knife to cut the foam like butter lol. The foam I use is called Best Step Anti fatique Mat, you can get it at sears and a whole roll should make you a suit. Also a hot glue gun
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Unread 08-18-2013, 09:42 PM   #3
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I would use PVC foam (plastic) for the armor. You can get a lot of those shapes cut out from the sheet with a box cutter, then heat gun it to shape. As for painting I make due mostly with spray paints for the majority of the coats then go in with acrylics for weathering.

Here is my build log for the latest PVC armor I made. Hope you can gain some insight from it.
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Unread 08-18-2013, 09:49 PM   #4
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Thanks for the advice. I stumbled across your stuff yesterday Stabbity. Gave me some real good ideas
How durable would you say PVC is?
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