SO, for next years Akon I want to cosplay Ephraim, here's a picture for those who don't now who he is; http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb2...ss-ephraim.jpg
There's also this image for his official artwork in Fire Emblem: Awakening;
I would like to use the second image for the cosplay, but I have not cosplayed any character before and I have no idea where to get started, I feel like going with the first artwork would be much easier, so that's probably what I'll do. My grandmother is a great seamstress so the clothes are not going o be the difficult part, its going to be the bits of armor on his legs, chest, and shoulder that will be the parts I need help with, as I have no experience with crafting a costume or anything of the sort, if anyone has any experience with armor it would be a great help. I live in the DFW area of Texas if anyone is around that area who can help.