Instructables: exploring - - armor - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 23 Nov 2014 13:34:18 PST BLOX v1.01 Leather Corset Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Leather-Corset-Tutorial/
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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:18:55 PST
Make a Costume Mask Using Pepakura (Bonus: Foam Armor) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Costume-Mask-out-of-Pepakura-Bonus-Foam-Arm/
Make a Costume Mask Using Pepakura (Bonus: Foam Armor) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/H44B/I2BR6TCE/FX8H44BI2BR6TCE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/H44B/I2BR6TCE/FX8H44BI2BR6TCE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/H44B/I2BR6TCE/FX8H44BI2BR6TCE.SMALL.jpg The Rambler So, I've been eyeing this process called Pepakura for quite a while now. It's all over the internet and instructables already but if you're new to the term basically the idea works like this: You create a 3D model, or take an existing one, and "unfold" it. Unfolding refers to the process of breaking...
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:58:06 PST
Make a Wonder Woman Costume WITH Your Child http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Wonder-Woman-Costume-WITH-Your-Child/
Make a Wonder Woman Costume WITH Your Child - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/KCSH/I20HJPIV/FXHKCSHI20HJPIV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/KCSH/I20HJPIV/FXHKCSHI20HJPIV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/KCSH/I20HJPIV/FXHKCSHI20HJPIV.SMALL.jpg MayB Wonder Woman is the perfect princess for those little girls who aren't waiting around for a prince to save them. This tutorial helps you to not only make a costume WITH your burgeoning amazon warrior, but also make tons of memories as well. Make Lots of Drawings Together When my daughter told me...
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Sun, 2 Nov 2014 19:21:07 PST
How to make a Judge Dredd Costume http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Judge-Dredd-Costume/
How to make a Judge Dredd Costume - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/RZIU/I20VZ8ME/F7NRZIUI20VZ8ME.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/RZIU/I20VZ8ME/F7NRZIUI20VZ8ME.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/RZIU/I20VZ8ME/F7NRZIUI20VZ8ME.SMALL.jpg SpicyPandaCreations I AM THE LAW!For halloween, I wanted to be able to wear something fairly comfortable, but still look B.A. . Plus, this worked great that my girlfriend could cosplay with me as Judge Anderson. No Need to reinvent the wheel. Just better to add to it to make it your own. I used the awesome instructable...
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 08:32:55 PST
Star Trek Inspired LED Astronaut Costume DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Trek-Inspired-LED-Astronaut-Costume-DIY/
Star Trek Inspired LED Astronaut Costume DIY - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/KSNP/I1TR5TXQ/FN5KSNPI1TR5TXQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/KSNP/I1TR5TXQ/FN5KSNPI1TR5TXQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/KSNP/I1TR5TXQ/FN5KSNPI1TR5TXQ.SMALL.jpg MarlonHeimerlHalloweenCostumes Captain’s Log: We’ve been in transit at light speed for well over six weeks now. Like our imaginations, space is seemingly endless. A plethora of advanced spacesuit designs have surfaced from here to the Pleiades. On this strange planet called Earth, this new spacesuit seems well-equipped for a terr...
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:13:43 PDT
Hammered Iron http://www.instructables.com/id/Hammered-Iron/
Hammered Iron - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDH/S5TL/I1TNK4CC/FDHS5TLI1TNK4CC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDH/S5TL/I1TNK4CC/FDHS5TLI1TNK4CC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDH/S5TL/I1TNK4CC/FDHS5TLI1TNK4CC.SMALL.jpg Charkhol Studios Hi there cosplayers/costume makers.I'm Mark from CHARKHOL studios and here today I've decided to share my tips and tricks on creating effective and easy metal effects.This one, is Hammered Iron. a VERY simple and easy way to create ancient and heavy looking armour pieces.Good luck :) Materials & T...
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:51:45 PDT
Destiny - The Speaker Mask http://www.instructables.com/id/Destiny-The-Speaker-Mask/
Destiny - The Speaker Mask - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/L8NI/I1T56YVJ/FL3L8NII1T56YVJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/L8NI/I1T56YVJ/FL3L8NII1T56YVJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/L8NI/I1T56YVJ/FL3L8NII1T56YVJ.SMALL.jpg Rhonda Chase Design When I agreed to make my son a Speaker mask for Halloween I didn't realize what I was getting into. The big challenge was to make it look like the digital character's full white face mask and still be able to see out. There was very little reference material, since the game is so new, so worked from...
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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:34:55 PDT
Custom Fit Leather Armor Breast Plate Celtic Edition http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Fit-Leather-Armor-Breast-Plate-Celtic-Editi/
Custom Fit Leather Armor Breast Plate Celtic Edition - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEZ/DJ19/I1SIFP8Q/FEZDJ19I1SIFP8Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEZ/DJ19/I1SIFP8Q/FEZDJ19I1SIFP8Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEZ/DJ19/I1SIFP8Q/FEZDJ19I1SIFP8Q.SMALL.jpg from_the_toolbox This tutorial will provide you with the following skills:- How to make a cheap body form- How to make your own patterns- How to tool leather with hand tools- How to finish leather- How to stitch leather lacingMaterials(See links in Instructable for tools on Tandy website)Pencil Ball point penRuler, ...
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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 07:35:35 PDT
Viking Arm Bracers http://www.instructables.com/id/Viking-Arm-Bracers/
Viking Arm Bracers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRQ/4JJ0/I1SIDZMO/FRQ4JJ0I1SIDZMO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRQ/4JJ0/I1SIDZMO/FRQ4JJ0I1SIDZMO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRQ/4JJ0/I1SIDZMO/FRQ4JJ0I1SIDZMO.SMALL.jpg michiganmaker You will need:· Vegetable tanned leather. For arm bracers, essentially leather armor, you’ll want thicker leather.· Box cutters or a very sharp knife.· Drill (or punch)· Rubber mallet· Ruler / T Square· Edge beveller· Stamps of various sizes· ...
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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:10:45 PDT
Wood texture leather bracer tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-texture-leather-bracer-tutorial/
Wood texture leather bracer tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/CH1Y/I1KJJTYG/F7RCH1YI1KJJTYG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/CH1Y/I1KJJTYG/F7RCH1YI1KJJTYG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/CH1Y/I1KJJTYG/F7RCH1YI1KJJTYG.SMALL.jpg bginoza Would you like to make this awesome wood bracer? Here is a tutorial on how to make the perfect piece your costume was missing or that cosplay accessory that will have people talking. Be a wood nymph or a warrior of nature with this wood textured leather bracer tutorial. :D Pattern and material gat...
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Wed, 8 Oct 2014 13:03:37 PDT
Leather Dragon Scale Gauntlet http://www.instructables.com/id/Leather-Dragon-Scale-Gauntlet/
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:27:02 PDT
Easy Helmet Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Helmet-Stand/
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:58:30 PDT
LOTR Elven Armor http://www.instructables.com/id/LOTR-Elven-Armor/
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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:46:17 PDT
Creating Costume Armor With Pepakura http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-Costume-Armor-With-Pepakura/
Creating Costume Armor With Pepakura - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/X4KL/HXW351VT/F5MX4KLHXW351VT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/X4KL/HXW351VT/F5MX4KLHXW351VT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/X4KL/HXW351VT/F5MX4KLHXW351VT.SMALL.jpg nwalt31 Hello there, back again with another Skyrim instructable. First off I just want to say this is not 100% game accurate, it's pretty close and just what I wanted. This project took me quite a while to complete and overall cost about $100. Shopping list:CardstockGlueFiberglass resinSome cheap brushesBo...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:17:19 PDT
Gambeson / Aketon / Under armour http://www.instructables.com/id/Gambeson-Aketon-Under-armour/
Gambeson / Aketon / Under armour - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/YSVH/HXHRF49X/FGDYSVHHXHRF49X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/YSVH/HXHRF49X/FGDYSVHHXHRF49X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/YSVH/HXHRF49X/FGDYSVHHXHRF49X.SMALL.jpg knutknackebröd Fourth ible, yes another armour themed one, here we go!The decision to make a gambeson came as soon as my girlfriend convinced me to wear my chainmail shirt to the fantasy fair. It got really uncomfortable because all the padding I had was a t-shirt, so in need of some more comfort and more realisti...
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 09:32:13 PDT
LED Shoulder Pads http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Shoulder-Pads/
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Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:18:25 PDT
leg armour - Cuisses http://www.instructables.com/id/leg-armour-Cuisses/
leg armour - Cuisses - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/G9K7/HWUJYF81/FWFG9K7HWUJYF81.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/G9K7/HWUJYF81/FWFG9K7HWUJYF81.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/G9K7/HWUJYF81/FWFG9K7HWUJYF81.SMALL.jpg knutknackebröd Hey, back with another armour themed ible! this one is cutting infront of another one because there is a metal working contest going on and this was on my wishlist;) alright here we go!Thigh / upper leg armour(cuisses) are meant to protect the upper legs by deflecting blows more than actually stoppi...
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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:03:23 PDT
How to make a Leather Pauldron (or Spaulder) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Leather-Pauldron-or-Spaulder/
How to make a Leather Pauldron (or Spaulder) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAM/7NDU/HW3824P8/FAM7NDUHW3824P8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAM/7NDU/HW3824P8/FAM7NDUHW3824P8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAM/7NDU/HW3824P8/FAM7NDUHW3824P8.SMALL.jpg The Rambler Every time I go to a Ren Faire I seem to come away with something that I need to make. After one trip I decided that I needed a leather pauldron. I would have loved to buy one of the gorgeous pieces there, but I just couldn't afford to and fortunately it ended up being a whole lot cheaper to make on...
By: The Rambler

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Fri, 6 Jun 2014 08:17:54 PDT
Dwarven helmet mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Dwarven-helmet/
Dwarven helmet mod - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/XRR0/HVNV5PF9/FT0XRR0HVNV5PF9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/XRR0/HVNV5PF9/FT0XRR0HVNV5PF9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/XRR0/HVNV5PF9/FT0XRR0HVNV5PF9.SMALL.jpg Eldalote Hello friends!I'm going to show you how to change your common helmet into a dwarven helmet! The main reason why have I done this to my helm is, that I needed something for a dwarven costume and my helmet doesn't much fit the dwarven setting. The second reason is that it looks cooler :D Tools and ...
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Mon, 26 May 2014 09:06:55 PDT
Ring armor gauntlet http://www.instructables.com/id/Ring-armor-gauntlet/
Ring armor gauntlet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/DHSH/HVF6ZH0G/FZ1DHSHHVF6ZH0G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/DHSH/HVF6ZH0G/FZ1DHSHHVF6ZH0G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/DHSH/HVF6ZH0G/FZ1DHSHHVF6ZH0G.SMALL.jpg Eldalote In past times there were many types of armor. Plate, chainmail, etc.. And one of them was ring armour. It basically consisted of some padded base and metal rings attached to it. And I will show you, how to make ring armor gauntlets!:) Tools and materials Wool cloth Linen cloth Wa...
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Tue, 20 May 2014 06:10:14 PDT
Padded collar armor http://www.instructables.com/id/Padded-collar-armor/
Padded collar armor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/J2M7/HV9I61M9/FG0J2M7HV9I61M9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/J2M7/HV9I61M9/FG0J2M7HV9I61M9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/J2M7/HV9I61M9/FG0J2M7HV9I61M9.SMALL.jpg Eldalote Hello friends!I'm going to show you how to make a padded/quilted collar armor. It could be worn by poor soldiers or as a padding under the plate armor. I made this for a larp so I just quilted it. But if you want better protection you should make it padded. It is really easy to make one and it will ...
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Tue, 20 May 2014 05:21:36 PDT
Scale mail arm bracer http://www.instructables.com/id/Scale-mail-arm-bracer/
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Mon, 12 May 2014 02:41:03 PDT
Dwarven bracers http://www.instructables.com/id/Dwarven-bracers/
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Fri, 9 May 2014 07:46:06 PDT
Female Blademaster Barioth Armor http://www.instructables.com/id/Female-Blademaster-Barioth-Armor/
Female Blademaster Barioth Armor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV4/U8Z7/HUU1GMA3/FV4U8Z7HUU1GMA3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV4/U8Z7/HUU1GMA3/FV4U8Z7HUU1GMA3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV4/U8Z7/HUU1GMA3/FV4U8Z7HUU1GMA3.SMALL.jpg MandaBear Hey there, I'm Bear and I'm going to show you how to make the Barioth female blademaster armor from CAPCOM's video game series, Monster Hunter. Technically, I'm going to tell you how I learned about existing techniques and tweaked them to suit my purpose. This materials list will be motley hot mess ...
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Mon, 5 May 2014 22:00:07 PDT
Gorget / neck armour / neck armor http://www.instructables.com/id/Gorget-neck-armour-neck-armor/
Gorget / neck armour / neck armor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/P02Z/HU5PVV7E/FXPP02ZHU5PVV7E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/P02Z/HU5PVV7E/FXPP02ZHU5PVV7E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/P02Z/HU5PVV7E/FXPP02ZHU5PVV7E.SMALL.jpg knutknackebröd Second ible, here we go. still a work in progress(finished for now because of my deadline(fantasy fair) but the back piece isn't finished yet) Im building a neckarmour piece(gorget) and wanted to share on instructables, to my surprise there is not a single one for neck armour so here's the first. F...
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:19:54 PDT
DEAD SPACE - Isaac Clarke Level 3 Suit Complete Cosplay Build http://www.instructables.com/id/DEAD-SPACE-Isaac-Clarke-Level-3-Suit-Complete-Cosp/
DEAD SPACE - Isaac Clarke Level 3 Suit Complete Cosplay Build - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/P27I/HSVTAYY6/FHBP27IHSVTAYY6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/P27I/HSVTAYY6/FHBP27IHSVTAYY6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/P27I/HSVTAYY6/FHBP27IHSVTAYY6.SMALL.jpg Steven K Smith Props Because of the great response I got from my Dragon Age Inquisition Instructable helmet build thread.   I have decided to make a full Instructible on my DEAD SPACE Isaac Clarke Level 3 Cosplay costume!!!!! This build was by far the most detailed costume/prop I have ever attempted to create.  But, af...
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:30:24 PDT
Leather Cyber Goth Shoulder Armor http://www.instructables.com/id/Leather-Cyber-Goth-Shoulder-Armor/
Leather Cyber Goth Shoulder Armor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/G2WA/HSM56B7F/FQHG2WAHSM56B7F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/G2WA/HSM56B7F/FQHG2WAHSM56B7F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/G2WA/HSM56B7F/FQHG2WAHSM56B7F.SMALL.jpg MikaelaHolmes Protect yourself from unfashionable time traveling ninja warriors with these relatively easy to make leather shoulder pieces. Mine were made with the help of a laser cutter, but they could also be cut out by hand with a lot of patience, sharp scissors and an exacto knife. Lacing under the arm ma...
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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:43:06 PDT
Building a full scale Dragon Age Inquisition Helmet http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-full-scale-Dragon-Age-Inquisition-Helme/
Building a full scale Dragon Age Inquisition Helmet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUY/AA54/HRKR28S7/FUYAA54HRKR28S7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUY/AA54/HRKR28S7/FUYAA54HRKR28S7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUY/AA54/HRKR28S7/FUYAA54HRKR28S7.SMALL.jpg Steven K Smith Props OK, here is my first and hopefully not last.......Instructable!!!!!  My name is Steven K Smith and I am a freelance illustrator turned prop maker living outside KC, Missouri.  This demo will detail my full build of the dragon helm from Bio Ware's highly anticipated video game Dragon Age Inquisition...
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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:00:54 PST
Jagged Crown - Building an ultra realistic prop helmet http://www.instructables.com/id/Jagged-Crown-Building-an-ultra-realistic-prop-helm/
Jagged Crown - Building an ultra realistic prop helmet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/W19G/HOHY69VS/F1PW19GHOHY69VS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/W19G/HOHY69VS/F1PW19GHOHY69VS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/W19G/HOHY69VS/F1PW19GHOHY69VS.SMALL.jpg DirtyMooseDesign Hello Instructables! This project has been sort of a back burner for the last year or so and i've finally gotten around to finishing it up and now I would like to share it with you!  This instructable will touch lightly on sculpting, molding, casting and finishing techniques that were used to prod...
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Wed, 27 Nov 2013 18:11:16 PST
Chainmail http://www.instructables.com/id/Chainmail-1/
Chainmail - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU3/XJ7N/HOHYB45N/FU3XJ7NHOHYB45N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU3/XJ7N/HOHYB45N/FU3XJ7NHOHYB45N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU3/XJ7N/HOHYB45N/FU3XJ7NHOHYB45N.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos   Chainmail (or mail or maille) refers to armor that made from metal rings that are joined together in a pattern to form a protective mesh. Historically this kind of armor was used to protect soldiers on the battlefield from slashing and stabbing injuries. This kind of protective gear is still u...
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Tue, 26 Nov 2013 15:57:25 PST
Easy “No Sew” Soft Foam Minecraft Armor http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-No-Sew-Soft-Foam-Minecraft-Armor/
Easy “No Sew” Soft Foam Minecraft Armor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSC/ZMMI/HNWFS5H0/FSCZMMIHNWFS5H0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSC/ZMMI/HNWFS5H0/FSCZMMIHNWFS5H0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSC/ZMMI/HNWFS5H0/FSCZMMIHNWFS5H0.SMALL.jpg minecrasher This is a quick project that will take approximately 3 hours or less to complete depending on how detailed you want to make it. We purchased the ½” thick green upholstery foam from Jo-Ann’s Fabric & Crafts for $11 a yard. Use a Jo-Ann's printable coupon from (www.joann.com/coupon) when you purchase ...
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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 22:55:37 PST
Raiden (Cyborg Ninja) w/ Motorized Face Shield from Metal Gear http://www.instructables.com/id/Raiden-Cyborg-Ninja-w-Motorized-Face-Shield-from-M/
Raiden (Cyborg Ninja) w/ Motorized Face Shield from Metal Gear - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/GQQ1/HN82P3UE/FVBGQQ1HN82P3UE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/GQQ1/HN82P3UE/FVBGQQ1HN82P3UE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/GQQ1/HN82P3UE/FVBGQQ1HN82P3UE.SMALL.jpg mizunohadouken I was a big fan of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance right after I first played the demo video game and thought Raiden was awesome.  How can a cyborg ninja not be cool?  This was a new challenge for me, as I have never freehanded a costume before.  After a little research on google, this is how I ended...
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Sun, 27 Oct 2013 14:44:45 PDT
Constructing EVA Foam Armor For the Novice Crafter http://www.instructables.com/id/Constructing-EVA-Foam-Armor-For-the-Novice-Crafter/
Constructing EVA Foam Armor For the Novice Crafter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2V/KVOL/HJ5ZL578/F2VKVOLHJ5ZL578.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2V/KVOL/HJ5ZL578/F2VKVOLHJ5ZL578.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2V/KVOL/HJ5ZL578/F2VKVOLHJ5ZL578.SMALL.jpg Amorrah Whether you are a nerd or not, creating your own costume armor will give you the satisfying feeling of accomplishment and when worn with other costume components, the visual result will be stunning. This instruction manual will outline several basic techniques for creating costume armor, specific...
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Sat, 13 Jul 2013 18:53:33 PDT
Basic Spangenhelm (Viking Helmet) http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Spangenhelm-Viking-Helmet/
Basic Spangenhelm (Viking Helmet) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/ZPBR/HMMFCB43/FUWZPBRHMMFCB43.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/ZPBR/HMMFCB43/FUWZPBRHMMFCB43.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/ZPBR/HMMFCB43/FUWZPBRHMMFCB43.SMALL.jpg sircorvus The helmet made for this tutorial won TechShop Austin's Best of Metal 2013 competition! In this tutorial we will make an authentic Viking helmet (Spangenhelm) using the Basic Helmet Frame as the base.  After finishing the steps in that tutorial, return here and we will finish the helmet in the styl...
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Wed, 9 Oct 2013 21:40:30 PDT
Erza Scarlet's Heart Kreuz Armor : Sword http://www.instructables.com/id/Erza-Scarlets-Heart-Kreuz-Armor-Sword/
Erza Scarlet's Heart Kreuz Armor : Sword - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEO/I77Z/HLZRHBPI/FEOI77ZHLZRHBPI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEO/I77Z/HLZRHBPI/FEOI77ZHLZRHBPI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEO/I77Z/HLZRHBPI/FEOI77ZHLZRHBPI.SMALL.jpg nphoenix2 Hello gorgeous people! So this was my first cosplay attempt EVER, Erza Scarlet’s Heart Kreuz Armor from the anime Fairy Tail. And since I got frustrated searching the internet for tutorials and found nothing useful, I promised myself to share my knowledge with everyone if the armor turned out to be...
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Fri, 4 Oct 2013 12:12:34 PDT
Erza Scarlet's Heart Kreuz Armor : Gauntlets http://www.instructables.com/id/Erza-Scarlets-Heart-Kreuz-Armor-Gauntlets/
Erza Scarlet's Heart Kreuz Armor : Gauntlets - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/QWD5/HM33VNU2/FXRQWD5HM33VNU2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/QWD5/HM33VNU2/FXRQWD5HM33VNU2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/QWD5/HM33VNU2/FXRQWD5HM33VNU2.SMALL.jpg nphoenix2 Hello gorgeous people! So this was my first cosplay attempt EVER, Erza Scarlet’s Heart Kreuz Armor from the anime Fairy Tail. And since I got frustrated searching the internet for tutorials and found nothing useful, I promised myself to share my knowledge with everyone if the armor turned out to be...
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Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:16:41 PDT
Erza Scarlet's Heart Kreuz Armor : Chest-piece http://www.instructables.com/id/Erza-Scarlets-Heart-Kreuz-Armor-Chest-piece/
Erza Scarlet's Heart Kreuz Armor : Chest-piece - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/NXIB/HLSHHD0R/FRCNXIBHLSHHD0R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/NXIB/HLSHHD0R/FRCNXIBHLSHHD0R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/NXIB/HLSHHD0R/FRCNXIBHLSHHD0R.SMALL.jpg nphoenix2 Hello beautiful people! So this was my first cosplay attempt EVER, Erza Scarlet’s Heart Kreuz Armor from the anime Fairy Tail. And since I got frustrated searching the internet for tutorials and found nothing useful, I promised myself to share my knowledge with everyone if the armor turned out to b...
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Mon, 23 Sep 2013 12:19:30 PDT
Bending, Shaping and Strengthening Foam Armor (Cheap and Easy method) http://www.instructables.com/id/Bending-and-Strengthening-Foam-Armor-Cheap-and-Ea/
Bending, Shaping and Strengthening Foam Armor (Cheap and Easy method) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/AMHN/HHJOKEZW/FICAMHNHHJOKEZW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/AMHN/HHJOKEZW/FICAMHNHHJOKEZW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/AMHN/HHJOKEZW/FICAMHNHHJOKEZW.SMALL.jpg andyr23511 *** If you enjoyed this instructable, please consider voting for me in the contests it is entered in! Thanks for reading! *** Putting complex bends and curves in EVA Foam armor can be tricky, since the foam is very elastic and flexible. Parts don't always like to hold their shapes, and the prevalen...
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Tue, 4 Jun 2013 18:56:55 PDT
EUROPEAN 6-IN-1 CHAIN MAIL BEGINNER'S GUIDE http://www.instructables.com/id/EUROPEAN-6-IN-1-CHAIN-MAIL-BEGINNERS-GUIDE/
EUROPEAN 6-IN-1 CHAIN MAIL BEGINNER'S GUIDE - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHJ/PPKO/HBUZH4SF/FHJPPKOHBUZH4SF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHJ/PPKO/HBUZH4SF/FHJPPKOHBUZH4SF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHJ/PPKO/HBUZH4SF/FHJPPKOHBUZH4SF.SMALL.jpg Shadow Ranger A Short About Me: I went to my first Renaissance Festival in Georgia, USA, last year and fell in love with them. From then on, I have been trying to improve my costumes and create something extraordinary! This was the first thing I found, and decided that I wanted to make a chain mail shirt. They s...
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Mon, 29 Apr 2013 13:55:43 PDT
How to Make a Vambrace When You Don’t Know How to Sew or Work Leather http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Vambrace-When-You-Dont-Know-How-to-/
How to Make a Vambrace When You Don’t Know How to Sew or Work Leather - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/D2F0/HFPTGQVG/FKPD2F0HFPTGQVG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/D2F0/HFPTGQVG/FKPD2F0HFPTGQVG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/D2F0/HFPTGQVG/FKPD2F0HFPTGQVG.SMALL.jpg Imna.T.Ellingyew Here's a few notes before we get started: 1.) For instructions on how to pick good fabric, see the beginning of my How to Make a Brigandine article. I used leftover fabric from my brigandine, so the two would match. 2.) The costume I was working on only needed one vambrace. If you want a pair, dou...
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Mon, 22 Apr 2013 08:59:46 PDT
Bionic Iron Man Armor (w/ Sound Effects) http://www.instructables.com/id/Bionic-Iron-Man-Armor-w-Sound-Effects/
Bionic Iron Man Armor (w/ Sound Effects) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/5ZYL/HEXSS5JC/FBM5ZYLHEXSS5JC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/5ZYL/HEXSS5JC/FBM5ZYLHEXSS5JC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/5ZYL/HEXSS5JC/FBM5ZYLHEXSS5JC.SMALL.jpg Gundanium In the spirit of the upcoming release of Iron Man 3, we've decided to teach you how to build some killer Stark Industries tech to show off while camping out at the front of the line of the midnight show. This Instructable will teach you how to build a Repulsor that uses one of our third-generation ...
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Wed, 10 Apr 2013 05:04:29 PDT
The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings Inspired Projects http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Hobbit-Lord-of-the-Rings/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/G2W1/HF23RFF6/F5MG2W1HF23RFF6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/G2W1/HF23RFF6/F5MG2W1HF23RFF6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/G2W1/HF23RFF6/F5MG2W1HF23RFF6.SMALL.jpg GorillazMiko Satisfy that Hobbit hunger with some of these awesome Instructables made by users just like you! Protect yourself from danger with homemade chain mail and weapons, get some extra Hobbit hair on those feet, or keep your chin nice and cozy with a great big dwarf beard. You could even get rid of Gollu...
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Tue, 9 Apr 2013 11:51:18 PDT
How to make Greaves (Leg Armor) out of Cardboard http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-Greaves-Leg-Armor-out-of-Cardboard/
How to make Greaves (Leg Armor) out of Cardboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/JWDV/HET0RPG5/F0MJWDVHET0RPG5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/JWDV/HET0RPG5/F0MJWDVHET0RPG5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/JWDV/HET0RPG5/F0MJWDVHET0RPG5.SMALL.jpg StandingOnStones I've enjoyed armor and making my own out of cardboard for awhile, but haven't ever gotten around to making an Instructable for anything, and I thought that entering the Make-to-Learn Youth Contest would be a good way to start. I'm planning to enter this in several contests, so be sure to vote if you...
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Fri, 29 Mar 2013 20:46:51 PDT
How to Make a Chainmail Glove http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Chainmail-Glove/
How to Make a Chainmail Glove - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/UGT0/HELXCKVN/FMZUGT0HELXCKVN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/UGT0/HELXCKVN/FMZUGT0HELXCKVN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/UGT0/HELXCKVN/FMZUGT0HELXCKVN.SMALL.jpg Ringer1633 This is a project that that i started mainly to protect my knuckles when I sword fight, but they are just all around protective. If you want more dexterity you can use smaller links.  It is another chainmail project but this one does not take half as long as the full shirt. All you will need is: ...
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Sat, 23 Mar 2013 14:01:06 PDT
Bulletproof iPhone case http://www.instructables.com/id/Bulletproof-iPhone-case-with-pics/
Bulletproof iPhone case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6D/5S6H/HELWZBX1/F6D5S6HHELWZBX1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6D/5S6H/HELWZBX1/F6D5S6HHELWZBX1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6D/5S6H/HELWZBX1/F6D5S6HHELWZBX1.SMALL.jpg lockershop Applying for a job with the secret services or just protective of your iPhone? Either way this is an instructable for you.This holder can not only withstand  bullets and pellets from  low caliber guns and air rifles but is stab proof, protects your smart phone from falls, from hits by a  hammer an...
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Thu, 21 Mar 2013 12:59:37 PDT
How to Make a Chainmail Shirt http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Chainmail-Shirt-1/
How to Make a Chainmail Shirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/3G01/HD4VQ7D7/F5C3G01HD4VQ7D7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/3G01/HD4VQ7D7/F5C3G01HD4VQ7D7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/3G01/HD4VQ7D7/F5C3G01HD4VQ7D7.SMALL.jpg Ringer1633 In this instructable I will teach you how to make a shirt of real chainmail. It will take a lot of time and patience but is a very rewarding project when you finish. To do this project you will need: 1-2 years of time A very strong will 1200-2000 feet of wire (6000-10000 links) 2 pa...
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Fri, 22 Feb 2013 14:18:06 PST
How To Make Foam Armor http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Foam-Armor/
How To Make Foam Armor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/NJX5/H703ZTWQ/FTHNJX5H703ZTWQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/NJX5/H703ZTWQ/FTHNJX5H703ZTWQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/NJX5/H703ZTWQ/FTHNJX5H703ZTWQ.SMALL.jpg The Irish Cowboy Due to a few requests, I have decided to make a fairly detailed tutorial for my foam armor. This is my suit create last year from foam, Its my second suit of armor and I am currently working on my third. For the purpose of ease, I will be showing pictures from both suits to help show how a suit of y...
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Mon, 14 Jan 2013 08:27:11 PST
What is Pepakura and how to start http://www.instructables.com/id/What-is-Pepakura-and-how-to-start/
What is Pepakura and how to start - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/Y73I/HBNXWJWV/FD9Y73IHBNXWJWV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/Y73I/HBNXWJWV/FD9Y73IHBNXWJWV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/Y73I/HBNXWJWV/FD9Y73IHBNXWJWV.SMALL.gif krsiak In this tutorial you will learn what is Pepakura and how to use it. This is short 6 step, comprehensive introduction to world of paper models ;) How to work with paper, what type of paper (how hard / heavy). What tools you need to start.   So read more ! Updated: 2013/09/24 ......
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Mon, 7 Jan 2013 15:13:44 PST
Glowing Gauntlet http://www.instructables.com/id/Glowing-Gauntlet/
Glowing Gauntlet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/T5WP/HAQ2TT6N/FMST5WPHAQ2TT6N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/T5WP/HAQ2TT6N/FMST5WPHAQ2TT6N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/T5WP/HAQ2TT6N/FMST5WPHAQ2TT6N.SMALL.jpg ehudwill I have always liked armor and lights. In this instructable I decided to combine the two. This one was fairly cheap to do and I am very happy with it. Tools/Materials Some of my materials came from other projects, or from items that were no longer of use. Materials $7 to $10 - Scrap Leather 10 oz...
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Wed, 26 Dec 2012 16:36:47 PST
Pop/Beer Can Tab Armor http://www.instructables.com/id/PopBeer-Can-Tab-Armor/
Pop/Beer Can Tab Armor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT8/JBNL/HAQ35HOK/FT8JBNLHAQ35HOK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT8/JBNL/HAQ35HOK/FT8JBNLHAQ35HOK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT8/JBNL/HAQ35HOK/FT8JBNLHAQ35HOK.SMALL.jpg GavinAK This is a suit of armor made entirely of pop/beer can tabs and copper wire. It started out as a few tabs strung together after watching Edward Scissorhands, but quickly evolved as my Obsessive Compulsive Nature set in. It's surprisingly durable, and also has some flex to it. 4 of us couldn't rip t...
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Sun, 16 Dec 2012 13:11:29 PST