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20 May 2014 - 22:37113567
Attaching armour breastplate to fabric suit
Odd one but wondered if you guys might have some ideas.

I'm interested in making a cosplay of Wasp from the Avengers comics: http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091004042549/marveldatabase/images/d/d5/Janet_van_Dyne_(Earth-616).jpg

It looks like she has a solid breast/stomach plate on a leather suit. I know most people use craft foam/worbla etc when making armour but I've not used them myself personally. Would these be able to attach to fabric, or any other ideas with how to replicate this?

Many Thanks!

21 May 2014 - 06:15113572
I'm not familiar with the character so I hope I'm not talking complete nonsense. From the way it follows the curves of her body, the yellow section looks quite thin, so you might be able to get away with something like slightly padded sections of yellow leatherette sewn onto the undersuit. If you want proper armour, medium-thick craft/Eva foam is always a pretty simple one to use, and for attaching armour I generally use Velcro tabs - glue a bit to the foam (best if you can sand the back of the foam where the fab will go first, but not essential), then sew the other half to the suit. As long as you're careful peeling them apart it's pretty simple, but it works best if you've got a friend who can hold the armour up to you and mark where your Velcro should go. This of course also means you can take the armour off for storage, washing, etc

21 May 2014 - 10:26113582
I'd like to create a solid appearance of it as I think it is supposed to be hard - it has a metallic shine and, in my head, if you can fly you're going to be above the enemy so you're going to want to protect your stomach area (not that the design would be particularly effective) so definately looking to create something armour like.

Velcro. I thought of many things but I didn't think of velcro. That sounds perfect!!

21 May 2014 - 11:11113584
Yup, velcro gives you more mobility vs gluing it straight to the fabric.

If you do this for a con we go to together, I will do a hundred jumping lunges a day to get my thighs in order and do Scarlet Witch.

21 May 2014 - 11:56113586
I'm hoping to wear it to GCC as it is a true comic con. But I have doubts as to whether it will be done in time. If it works out, I think I'll bring to to MCM in October!

Still can't believe I failed to think of velcro. Half of the Kraehe tutu is constructed through velcro!

Last edited by Kitri du Lac (21 May 2014 - 11:57)
21 May 2014 - 14:33113591
With Quorra on the rota for October, I will not be following through on my previous statement! Perhaps another time.

Last edited by MioBombino (21 May 2014 - 14:34)
21 May 2014 - 16:26113595
Thought as much, but if you do decide to do her, I can always dig the costume back out!

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