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.
profezzorn: hey ARKM, did you ever write a that tutorial on the toner transfer method?
Jun 23, 2017 15:50:15 GMT -5
ARKM: *waves hand* "I'm not the slacker you're looking for"
Jun 23, 2017 16:24:16 GMT -5
ARKM: Sadly no. Well, that's not entirely true. I did finish writing it but did not perform the steps and take pics of said steps.
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:30 GMT -5
ARKM: So it's like "Step 5: Using the high temperature temp, tape the paper with the design on it onto the metal part to be etched."
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:53 GMT -5
ARKM: ... but there's no Pic 4.
Jun 23, 2017 16:27:10 GMT -5
profezzorn: from other things I've read it's just PNP blue with some heat and pressure applied, right?
Jun 23, 2017 16:37:26 GMT -5
ARKM: Some use that. I could not get successful results with it but others have.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:16 GMT -5
profezzorn: so what do you use?
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:36 GMT -5
ARKM: I personally use glossy magazine pages. I just rip a page out of a magazine and put it in the printer. The pages have to be the right thickness for the printer though. Too thin and they rip in the printer.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:42 GMT -5