Introduction: Duct Tape Armor

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This is the duct tape armor I made for a contest in my area.

I've had a lot of people ask me to post more pictures, so here they are

This suit of armor took me almost three weeks! Only the shield and sword are going to be put on instructables.

I used "The Jamalam's" helmet design, and the rest I came up with myself.

Please keep the comments nice, and please rate!


RocKiN Ranen (author)2012-03-09

This is really cool though. I wanted to make duck tape armor, except, not make it as knight style, as much as custom made. I learned from my older cousin how to make foam boffer swords and other dueling tools out of duck tape, foam, and pvc pipe. I made a shield and a sword before (along with many other things) out of pipe and foam, instead of cardboard, so I can shield bash with it, it wasn't very greatly built, the actual shield didn't break, but the duck tape handle (I also had 2 nylon straps) broke several times. The swords, I could hit people with, without hurting them, but it didn't look realistic. I still wan't to make armor though, so not exactly like yours, but using similar, if not the same techniques you used, except with foam, so I can get battered around, I also want to make a rubber base suit, and a solid, hard exterior, it's probably not going to happen too soon though.
I almost never would of thought of putting those metal things in it as joints. Great idea!

RocKiN Ranen (author)2012-03-09

I was looking at pictures of the armor, and I was like, "Cool!" and then I looked below the waist of the armor, and I was like, "Where are his legs. Does he not have legs? Where are they?" Then I realized you weren't in it.

ve2vfd (author)2009-06-09

Ok thats just TOO cool!

wilcurt (author)ve2vfd2009-06-12


dude787 (author)wilcurt2012-02-02

how meny rolls of duct tape did you use

ilpug (author)2011-10-17

Let's see someone wear it! this is amazing.

lanevermilion (author)2009-09-27

lol if u used electrical tape, I would have to ask you to "Stand aside, worthy adversary." monty python joke.

"NONE shall pass." :)

"Just a flesh wound."

(seabear) (author)bassclarinet232010-01-14

"I'll bite your legs off!"

bassclarinet23 (author)(seabear)2010-01-14

"What are you going to do? Bleed on me?"

yangus (author)bassclarinet232010-03-06

your a loony!

bassclarinet23 (author)yangus2010-03-06

Ha ha.

flubs (author)bassclarinet232010-04-27

 she turned me into a newt

well... it got better

bassclarinet23 (author)flubs2010-04-28

"Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!"

bring me... a SHRUBBERY!

''I'll have you for that!''

fastlines49s (author)2011-04-28

Too midevil, but I am a magican with a little comedy in my act.

The ironman (author)2010-12-13

mentelly cool and i know mentelly is not a word so no complaining

ivel_48 (author)2010-12-03

Isn't it spelled "Duct tape'?

fastlines49s (author)2010-11-11

sir, there is no sutch thing as a waist of duct tape.

except throwing it off a clif...and burning it... and putting it in the garbage... and taping a persion to a chair... and

neivadan (author)2010-01-21

say if u used all that duct tape to a suit of armor u better put that some where safe or some movie dirctor might take it like me..]

The Jamalam (author)2009-06-19

Like it! Especially the helmet ;)

wilcurt (author)The Jamalam2009-06-19

Thanks! But my armor doesn't like you saying that! :P LOOK OUT!!! -ZAP-

d4rksaber (author)wilcurt2009-07-31



Hell yeah!

The Jamalam (author)wilcurt2009-06-19

RAWR! I haz gotz hitted by tah lazorz! BLAAH! *Sad music starts playing while Jamalam Dies painfully in an over-dramatic death scene* AAAAAH IT BURNSES RAWR! Plop. *Sad C minor chord plays on the strings as Jamalam stops moving.* *Cello starts playing pizzicato style on Jamalam's twitches.* Blih! Rahr *Jamalam starts floating in mid air, his wounds healing.* *Jamalam Starts descending and shouting YEAH BABY* "JAMALAM LIVES FROM T3H LAZ0RZ"

wilcurt (author)The Jamalam2009-06-19

(Armor) -Now you're going down!- -click-................................................-BANG- (The Jamalam) -NOOOOOO! (The Crowdalam) NOOOOO!

The Jamalam (author)wilcurt2009-09-26


d4rksaber (author)wilcurt2009-07-31


idy26 (author)2009-12-02

 Nobody likes the stupid Templars, do summing else.

swords45 (author)2009-10-24

perfect for halloween

MegaMaker (author)2009-09-07

Please post all of it!

wilcurt (author)MegaMaker2009-09-07

what do you mean?

MegaMaker (author)wilcurt2009-09-08

Like how to make all of the armor.

Adum24 (author)2009-08-11

it isnt the best but its good

Matt21497 (author)2009-08-01

That is very cool.

BillyK12 (author)2009-07-20

AWESOME! Is it all duct tape, or is there cardboard supporting it? Thats awesome... Favorited and subscribed.

ducttapepromdress (author)2009-06-21

You should enter next year at contest. My twin brother and I entered this year and we're in the top 10! Vote everyday #87
It's been so much fun!

zoogigle (author)2009-06-18

as far as duct tape goes, that is a win. you should take up boffing or mabey even larping!

none92 (author)2009-06-12

wow amazing, and I almost thought it was real, until I look closer and notice the duct tape lol

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