Rikku FFX, Al Bhed armor!

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#1 KittyStardust on 4 years ago

So I need to get started on this armor, but I have no idea what to do. I want to have her 'normal' clothes underneath it as well, so the suit needs to be stretchy but also not completely skin tight? I really am at a loss for how to start the body suit part of her armor. Can anyone give me any tips?
Also sorry if this isn't the right spot to post this, first time on this site ever. :D Thanks in advanced!

#2 ObscureOrders on 4 years ago

[QUOTE=KittyStardust;4945923]So I need to get started on this armor, but I have no idea what to do. I want to have her 'normal' clothes underneath it as well, so the suit needs to be stretchy but also not completely skin tight? I really am at a loss for how to start the body suit part of her armor. Can anyone give me any tips?
Also sorry if this isn't the right spot to post this, first time on this site ever. :D Thanks in advanced![/QUOTE]

Oh man, you're ambitious! XD That's great! I think you'll have better luck in the forum "General Construction Help", it's under the section "Cosplay Construction".

I think you could make it out of most kinds of fabric, even non elastic; so long as you tailor it to your shape - since there's a zipper in the back. I think what you make it out of should depend mostly on what texture you want. I think the trickiest part will be making the pattern. The way I personally would do it is find non-elastic(very important!) tight fitting shirt and pants, draw the seams where they should be while wearing it and then cut it up according to that. There might be a simpler way. ^ ^;;

The shoulder pads and face-brace should be a little sturdier though (and maybe that little section above her knees - which if I were doing it I would just glue them onto the fabric there) - some popular armor materials are craft foam (cheapest, woo), or if you want something actually hard - pepakura (complicated), wonderflex or worbla (more expensive than pepakura but I think less complicated). I'd suggest sifting around some armor tutorials, see if any thing speaks to you.

#3 KittyStardust on 4 years ago

Thank you for your advice, I'll try posting in the other section too! :)

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