I'm planning to make a Sith infiltrator/assassin/warrior styled outfit for a convention next year. Based on my mental image the costume is inspired by armour from the Old Republic era and, as such, will have sections of plate armour covering certain areas of the body (I was initially going to go with a tunic but I thought I'd go the extra mile). While I was searching for methods to make the armour sections I got hit with an idea: why not use motorcross body armour? I mean, it has lots of padded areas, a sci-fi look to them and is much easier to purchase compared to making foam armour.
I'm talking about something like this:
My question is this: has anyone ever used motorcross body armour for a costume? And if so, would you recommend going down that path?
Parts of it breathes, other parts not so well, I only say this because I ride motocross and wearing that thing can get pretty uncomfortable and hot.
Yeah, that was my main concern as well. Mate of mine does BMX and wears things like this, he mentioned that it gets really stuffy and sweaty after a while. Combine that with the Australian summer and I'm stuffed (puke). Nevertheless I'm willing to make a sacrifice here :P.