Introduction: DIY Cyberpunk Armor
With this guide, I'll explain how you can make yourself a Cyberpunk armor, based on an hexagonal pattern.
The basic supplies are very simple:
- Dye leather (black)
Step 1: Prepare Hexes. a Lot of Them
First thing is to prepare a lot of hexes. Cut them from the leather, and then dye them.
There are probably more correct ways to dye the hexes. But... I'm lazy, not gonna deny it.
Step 2: Armor Base
As a base for the armor you're going to want a very thin, yet sturdy, piece of leather.
I've ended up using synthetic leather.
Step 3: Basic Process
The armor building process is pretty simple:
- Position the hexes of the base;
- Put 6 staples for each hex (underneath the base put a piece of foam, so the staples can go through);
- Close the staples on the back of the base;
- Go to step 1;
Step 4: Vambraces
Here is the template for the vambraces. I've put velcro to close it, attaching to the armor with the staples.
Step 5: Pauldrons
Here is template for the pauldrons. Notice the velcro bit near the top.
Step 6: Torso (front)
Here is the template for the torso. I've split it into 3 parts so that you can actually bend forward while wearing it.
Step 7: Torso (back)
Here is the template for the back of the torso.
Step 8: Faulds
Here are the faulds. The velcro on the top creates a ring, so you can put it on a belt.
Step 9: Shoulder & Combine
Here is the template for the shoulder, and how to combine everything for the upper torso.