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Picture of Carboard Armor
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

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

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)

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

Picture of Greaves
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These are simple, two-piece each leg protection. the pics are pretty self explanatory.
red-king4 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.
SG1Oniell6 years ago
Nice Cy, remember when we did that battle at your house and you wore that? That was fun.
Thats pretty pimp.
Kaiven6 years ago
snap! great ideas for mine!
cool armor i think i will make some cardboard armor myself
ItsTheHobbs6 years ago
this is great!
Geoffrito6 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
canida6 years ago
That's awesome!
You should add it to the DIYHalloween 2008 contest group.