Instructables: exploring - - armor - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:20:48 PDT BLOX v1.01 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. This project took me quite a while to complete and overall cost about $100. Shopping list:CardstockGlueFiberglass resinSome cheap brushesBondo body fillerSandpaperEpoxy puttyUpholstery nailsSpray paintFaux leather Sew on snapsTools:PrinterSci...
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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/
LED Shoulder Pads - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F83/3XAH/HJKC58N0/F833XAHHJKC58N0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F83/3XAH/HJKC58N0/F833XAHHJKC58N0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F83/3XAH/HJKC58N0/F833XAHHJKC58N0.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura For this project, I was inspired by my best friend. She had been wanting some disco-fabulous armor-inspired wearable technology for music festivals and costume parties for some time. I took a pair of construction/gardening knee-pads and turned them into glitterific shoulder pads that shine bright ...
By: audreyobscura

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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...
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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/
Scale mail arm bracer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZQ/SUS6/HV2AJG42/FZQSUS6HV2AJG42.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZQ/SUS6/HV2AJG42/FZQSUS6HV2AJG42.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZQ/SUS6/HV2AJG42/FZQSUS6HV2AJG42.SMALL.jpg Akdil This project started when I was looking for a gift for a friend's birthday. I didn't have any idea what to offer when I discovered this scale mail full arm bracer.I immediately though it was a perfect gift! She would love it, but I was not ready to pay 75$ for it. And loosing the enjoyment of making...
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Mon, 12 May 2014 02:41:03 PDT
Dwarven bracers http://www.instructables.com/id/Dwarven-bracers/
Dwarven bracers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWT/7P9E/HUYLT7Y7/FWT7P9EHUYLT7Y7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWT/7P9E/HUYLT7Y7/FWT7P9EHUYLT7Y7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWT/7P9E/HUYLT7Y7/FWT7P9EHUYLT7Y7.SMALL.jpg Eldalote Hello!I want to present you my dwarven leather breacers. I made them as a part of an armour of my dwarven costume which I made for this larp battle inspired by Hobbit. Tools and materials So..to make this beautiful part of armor you will need:leather (mine was thick about 4mm)knifethread and need...
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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Mon, 7 Jan 2013 15:13:44 PST
Glowing Gauntlet http://www.instructables.com/id/Glowing-Gauntlet/
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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/
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Sun, 16 Dec 2012 13:11:29 PST
Commander Shepard Steel Reinforced Uniform - Mass Effect 3 http://www.instructables.com/id/Commander-Shepard-Steel-Reinforced-Uniform-Mass-/
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Tue, 6 Nov 2012 18:22:07 PST
Iron Man http://www.instructables.com/id/Iron-Man/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/AVFU/H67388P8/FXYAVFUH67388P8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/AVFU/H67388P8/FXYAVFUH67388P8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/AVFU/H67388P8/FXYAVFUH67388P8.SMALL.jpg scoochmaroo You may not have his billions of dollars. You may not have his sharp wit or sharper goatee. But you can put together a replica Iron Man suit using these 18 Iron Man costumes. Mark II suit? Check. Arc reactors? Check. Repulsors? Got ‘em. This guide even features a War Machine helmet and a Whiplash c...
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Thu, 6 May 2010 14:22:12 PDT
Leather Iceborn Helmet http://www.instructables.com/id/Leather-Iceborn-Helmet/
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Fri, 2 Nov 2012 22:34:48 PDT
Creating Costume Armor with Wonderflex http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-Costume-Armor-with-Wonderflex/
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Tue, 23 Oct 2012 20:41:43 PDT
How to make a Thor Costume http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Thor-Costume/
How to make a Thor Costume - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOK/SAEZ/H7S5B3HQ/FOKSAEZH7S5B3HQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOK/SAEZ/H7S5B3HQ/FOKSAEZH7S5B3HQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOK/SAEZ/H7S5B3HQ/FOKSAEZH7S5B3HQ.SMALL.jpg The Rambler This Instructable is being entered into the 3rd Annual Make it Stick contest and the Halloween Easy Costumes Contest. Don't forget to vote... even if it's not for me. :( My wife and I decided to dress up for the release of the Avengers movie earlier this year. Considering the fact that I had been g...
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Mon, 8 Oct 2012 05:41:17 PDT
Halo Reach Mark V Armor http://www.instructables.com/id/Halo-Reach-Armor-From-Foam-Tiles/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/HKBJ/H2WEVEYA/FBHHKBJH2WEVEYA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/HKBJ/H2WEVEYA/FBHHKBJH2WEVEYA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/HKBJ/H2WEVEYA/FBHHKBJH2WEVEYA.SMALL.jpg The Irish Cowboy This is a brief description on how to make a costume from EVA foam tiles. Hopefully my pictures will provide good reference on how to solve pesky parts or how to achieve a certain look. This is my suit create last year from foam. Well, here's just an extremely brief tutorial on how to make your own ...
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Sun, 3 Jun 2012 20:52:28 PDT
How to make build a Gondorian Suit of Armour from authentic materials (well, almost) http://www.instructables.com/id/Gondorian-Armour-Made-of-steel-with-chainmaille/
How to make build a Gondorian Suit of Armour from authentic materials (well, almost) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/J5TQ/H6I6WGAE/FSIJ5TQH6I6WGAE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/J5TQ/H6I6WGAE/FSIJ5TQH6I6WGAE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/J5TQ/H6I6WGAE/FSIJ5TQH6I6WGAE.SMALL.jpg When in doubt, duct tape! ATENTION: Please take huge care with sheet metal and wire. You can poke your skin and or cut yourself. Wear gloves and protective eye wear as well as long sleeves and long trousers. Covering skin here is very important. When painting, do it outside as fumes may be relased and can cause problems when...
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Fri, 31 Aug 2012 08:18:36 PDT
How to make a cosplay helmet! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-cosplay-helmet/
How to make a cosplay helmet! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/YKH0/H4VQSRI0/F2YYKH0H4VQSRI0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/YKH0/H4VQSRI0/F2YYKH0H4VQSRI0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/YKH0/H4VQSRI0/F2YYKH0H4VQSRI0.SMALL.jpg FabiojapaXD Always wanted to make a helmet from Halo, Daft Punk, Gears of Wars, or any other iconic character that you like a lot? This instructable is for you! (And it works for armor too!)  Obs: This is my first instructable, and if there is any grammar mistake, sorry, english isn't my first language! and th...
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Sat, 21 Jul 2012 17:19:45 PDT
Rally style polyurethane mud flaps for $20 http://www.instructables.com/id/Rally-style-polyurethane-mud-flaps-for-20/
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Thu, 12 Jul 2012 22:55:25 PDT
Leather Spaulders http://www.instructables.com/id/Leather-Spaulders/
Leather Spaulders - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/RXCW/H3QEXK3I/FDERXCWH3QEXK3I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/RXCW/H3QEXK3I/FDERXCWH3QEXK3I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/RXCW/H3QEXK3I/FDERXCWH3QEXK3I.SMALL.jpg Scotttland Spaulders are traditional armor pieces covering the shoulders and upper arms.  Few pieces of armor proclaim "Badass" with such clarity.  A breastplate may be covering a beer belly and a helmet is not suitable for a driver's license picture, but rest assured, spaulders can compliment a variety of ens...
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Sun, 24 Jun 2012 20:19:30 PDT
The Dark Knight Batsuit and Bane Mask and Costume http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Dark-Knight-Batsuit-and-Bane-Mask-and-Costume/
The Dark Knight Batsuit and Bane Mask and Costume - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQI/JSLH/H3QETO8A/FQIJSLHH3QETO8A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQI/JSLH/H3QETO8A/FQIJSLHH3QETO8A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQI/JSLH/H3QETO8A/FQIJSLHH3QETO8A.SMALL.jpg alexthemoviegeek With the upcoming release of The Dark Knight Rises, and the coincidental timing of my friend, Kevin, being bald from chemotherapy, we decided we should make a video. He wanted to be Bane, and I could pull off a half-decent Batman. Of course I had to make some costumes. I started out by making the c...
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Sat, 23 Jun 2012 01:03:14 PDT
Leather Play Clothes for a Tough Kid (Bran Stark sleeves) http://www.instructables.com/id/Bran-Stark-Rough-Play-Sleeves/
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Sat, 2 Jun 2012 12:24:49 PDT
Assemble Your Avengers & Destroy them with Loki Armor (Ible will work for any custom costume armor) http://www.instructables.com/id/Assemble-Your-Avengers-Destroy-them-with-Loki-Ar/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBP/2JWQ/H27LRLX0/FBP2JWQH27LRLX0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBP/2JWQ/H27LRLX0/FBP2JWQH27LRLX0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBP/2JWQ/H27LRLX0/FBP2JWQH27LRLX0.SMALL.jpg MalmeyStudios Ok so a year or so ago we did a tutorial with a dremel on how to make a foam master. We have since decided to try it on a CNC machine! I think it turned out pretty good! You can also refer to my old ible to see how to dremel one. Some of the things you will need to complete this ible are as follows...
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 08:53:22 PDT