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i made this in response to "cardboard armor", posted by rachel. the front of the helmet was inspired by "nazgul mask for $15-20" posted by Drakz. it isn't perfect, and any suggestion is appreciated. i painted this black for halloween a year back.
 
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Step 1: Helm

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since the armor is already made, i will only show what it looks like, rather than how i made it. to make it i used a box cutter and packing tape (the clear, really sticky kind in case you have no idea what im talking about). the cover over the face is non-slip drawer/cabinet liners (rubber or silicon, not sure what). the helm itself is made of four pieces of cardboard, the three smaller ones being the top of the helm

Step 2: Cuirass

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this is what i consider to be the worst part of this set of armor. while it allowed me some pretty good mobility, the straps in the front broke and came undone. i taped the to the sides, so that it could no longer open. it was much harder to take on and off that way. it uses five pieces of cardboard, 8 if you count the straps.

Step 3: Skirt (if you will)

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the reason i made this was because on my last set of armor, the greaves were way too hard to put on (and stay on). this is much better, as it is easier to make, easier to put on, and provides more mobility. i probably shouldn't have made mine as wide as they are, but it's too late to change that now. i made five plates.

Step 4: Greaves

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These are simple, two-piece each leg protection. the pics are pretty self explanatory.

Step 5: Pauldrons

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These are a great design; however, they do not cover the top of the shoulder. they are three pieces of cardboard. the pics are of the left pauldron.

Step 6: Vambraces

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these are to cover my forearm; these are one piece. pretty simple, and i probably don't need two pictures.

Black ducttape might give it a nice shiny black look, plus the tape will make it alot tougher / more durable;)

coleblaze4022 months ago

nice umm... i dont know

red-king5 years ago
a armoured skirt is called a tasset
RanDUM5 years ago
 The mask looks like the mask that Butters uses as Professor Chaos in South Park. Except without the face covering thing. Cool armor
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 its good but you could have made a sword with it

Lego man6 years ago
The helm looks like a duct tape master chief.
This is awesome! I am going to have a battle with cardboard tommorows. My cardboard armor i made is awesome, I also made a big shield and a cardboard sword that leaves welts! Thank you for giving me some ideas for my armor. I might post some pics soon.
SG1Oniell7 years ago
Nice Cy, remember when we did that battle at your house and you wore that? That was fun.
Thats pretty pimp.
Kaiven7 years ago
snap! great ideas for mine!
cool armor i think i will make some cardboard armor myself
ItsTheHobbs7 years ago
this is great!
Geoffrito7 years ago
nice! I remember a few years ago, a friend and I spent an evening transforming some old boxes into something similar to this... then we made shields, and wooden swords... hah, we were amused all night long :D
canida7 years ago
That's awesome!
You should add it to the DIYHalloween 2008 contest group.