Samurai Homemade Armor

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Introduction: Samurai Homemade Armor

Hi I'm Ruog

I want to introduce you all my new armor. I've been making it for the last 6 years with my free time.

Is not still finish but it will be soon. I started it because I always like the samurai stuff but i cant afford to by myself an original or even a replica armor. Later, my brain started to think about the idea of making one with cheap but good materials and build it for less than 250 $ and I began to do it.

All the videos are in Spanish ( my mother tongue) but also has english subtitles.Anyway, if you dont understand something or you need help with some issues I'll be glad to answer your questions.

You can find here a small teaser of the final result.

Step 1: How to Start

I've made a lot of blueprints and research on the internet just to be able to begin. In here i condense every idea I've used

How to start

in www.segokudaimyo.com/katchu/katchu you can find and download the patterns.

Step 2: Do

This part was very complicated, and very tricky because of the big amount of shoelaces I had to use, but the results worth it.

Do

Step 3: Haidate

This is still unfinished. I will refresh it when its done.

Haidate

Step 4: Suneate

Its also unfinished. I have to sew the bias tape,sew the fabric to tie it around my leg.

suneate

Step 5: Kote

I have to add some shoelace to attach it to my shoulder and to sew the inner layer to hide the sewing line but for the moment it's ok.

Step 6: Menpo

Apologies for the delay in uploading this part. I was very busy.

Step 7: Kabuto

Here I finally show you the most important part of a Samurai Armor. It differenciates Daimyos or leaders from the rest of the samurais.

Step 8: Stand

Still in development

Step 9: Hitatare

Still in development

1 Person Made This Project!

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23 Comments

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abacusquill
abacusquill

12 months ago on Introduction

A suggestion for you: instead of shoelaces, learn kumihimo. Kumihimo is the Japanese art of braiding. You can make your own braids for the armor. Mercerized cotton would be strong, and it comes in custom colors - but - you could also do traditional silk. It's not impossible. I make braids from spooled silk for macrame. The spools are $50 to $80 each, but you would be making authentic work.

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CaseyCecil
CaseyCecil

Reply 13 days ago

Do you have the patterns for this?

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CaseyCecil
CaseyCecil

Question 13 days ago on Step 1

Patterns are no longer on this site. Can you please contact me to email them to me ?

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WilliamS530
WilliamS530

Question 2 years ago on Step 1

Hey Ruog
Really like what you've done and inspired to do the same!! Managed to look through the website you gave as a link. Kind of confused what size I need to print the templates on. Is it on A3? Please let me know as I'd like to get started on this project myself.

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CaseyCecil
CaseyCecil

Answer 13 days ago

Any chance you could help us out on finding or you sending me those pattern templates?

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nehemiahs2020
nehemiahs2020

Question 7 months ago on Introduction

where could i find a copy of the pattern pieces you used for this project

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YungSamurai
YungSamurai

Question 1 year ago

Could you add a new link for the cut out patterns? The link listed above is not working. Would love to give this a try!

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ChristopheT3
ChristopheT3

6 years ago on Introduction

Greetings Sir,

I love this piece and have been trying to download the actual patterns . The link above does not seem to work. Is there another place to get this pattern?

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davidorujan
davidorujan

Reply 1 year ago

still can`t

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notsa117
notsa117

Question 1 year ago on Step 6

Gd afternoon sir, how did u make the menpo, did u mold it over an existing one, did u carve it, is it vacuform. Im very interesred in crafting my own menpo, kabuto, do and suneate. If you could help me out thatd be awesome. Thank you

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GioV6
GioV6

2 years ago

Hola. por favor tienes la plantilla de la armadura samurai y del casco para poder descargarlo? I need the pattern, please. En los enlaces no me apare. Felicitaciones. Te quedo excelente

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akumabito
akumabito

6 years ago on Introduction

Thanks for sharing, Ruog! The armor looks great, and your videos are very helpful!

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Ruog
Ruog

Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

Thank you very much! glad you like it.

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Coenv4
Coenv4

Reply 4 years ago

Could you mabey give the template's?

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EastZex
EastZex

Reply 5 years ago

I like that samurai armor but i confused

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TobiasN15
TobiasN15

4 years ago

Is it posible to get a copy of your pattern?

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AdamM145
AdamM145

5 years ago

I am planning to make a step by step tutorial if you can please support.

gofundme.com/y4me5wt7y

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EastZex
EastZex

5 years ago

Wow, that was cool! I hope i can finish my my date masamune's surai armor!!