there was so much crafting at my assasin cross cosplay I have to share everything I learned (and I learned a lot)
this time it is time for armor-pieces!
as you can see there are 5 different pieces:
- shoulder protector
- vambrace (arm protector)
- these claw-like glove pieces
- greaves (leg pieces)
- blades at the back of the boots
these are my first armor pieces and mine are made of paper.
because I can. and because the amor is white. and because I am too poor to buy expensive wonderflex or something in this price category.
at this rate I paid like 10 - 15€ for the whole amor. including glue. pretty cheap don't you think so?
upper tree parts on the left : gloves and claws
big thing on the left: shoulder protector
two parts in the middle: arm pieces
single piece on the right: part of the knee-protector
I did not add the folding and glueing allowances at the pattern but it would have been useful to do that (would have prevented a lot of cutting failures xD )
placed the pattern onto the right paper (300g/m²)
have no pictures of that sorry.
added glue allowance and the cutting marks for these fancy 3-D-elements, will call them loops from now on (hated them while working loved them on the finished piece)
start of with the vambraces, because they have been the easiest pieces.
I cut the paper onto the paper an cut it out.
then it should look like this
these are the vambraces.
to strengthen the amor, I attached additional pieces of cardboard stripes
at this step I should have made the glue allowances much bigger, working would have been more easy
added two elastic bands with a pressbutton to wear them.
these are the claw pieces.
the pattern is pretty complicated, and it took me some time to create this.
pre-fold the pieces at the right lines. I prefer to crease first and fold then, the edges are much cleaner than without it. I also use two set squares to fold everything evenly.
the pre-folded piece glued onto the glove base, secured with hair-needles. I already folded and glued the small triangular ends of the claw stripes. the two in the middle didn't come out well. but I was to lazy to correct that.
here I glued the tips together
secured them with hairpins till it has dried
here you can see the finished edge. to create the round shape the pieces on the edge have to overlap. fixed them with glue and topped these with the bottom piece
the finished pieces. I sew them onto my body (jacked/swimmsuit thing). and this is a real advantage over any other materials. you can easy fix them onto your clothing by simply sewing it on.
ok the most tricky part of the armor: the greaves
I really hated them the most while crafting.
and sewed them on. is is much more stable, and otherwise it would simply go off.
I could have redone this and prepared bigger stripes with more glue allowance, but sewing was so much quicker and I think it is more stable than any glue-thing.
and on the other side I added the top-lid with glue. why with glue an no sewing? because the ugly seam would have been visible on the top
I didn't secure anything and that was the reason why it broke on the convention...
I don't have any photos of the next steps but the last piece is simply attached to the main piece. added some elastic stripes with press buttons. sadly without any extra stripes for extra security.
the yellow glue stain is also really ugly. I could have done a much better job but I was to lazy. for the next time I will start earlier so that I don't have to finish it the day before the convention.
phu this was a looooooooooooooooong entry.
hope you liked it.
if you have any questions, just ask :)
thanks for reading and have a nice day!!!
here is a last picture of me wearing the whole thing ;)