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08 Jun 2008 - 12:283388
Saiyan Armour
Ok folks, I'm just new but I have some ideas.

After looking through several photos (on this site but mainly on others) I've noticed that most Saiyan armour looks cheap and floppy when worn. Not to knock the guys who made 'em, 'cos my first attempt will be naff

Any ideas on how to improve quality?

I thought of using old tyres and some kind of wooden frame. Bicycle tyres for the rims and car tyres chopped up for the segmented armour. Wood frame built over my shoulders to keep the shoulder armour perky.

I realise this would be a difficult one to do, but I'm tempted to try anyway.

08 Jun 2008 - 15:563394
i once read an armour from craft foam tutorial which said you coat it in glue, probably pva and when it dries, it hardens, giving more rigidity. another thing you could do is the same thing but with a layer of thin fabric and then more glue on top of that. whichever you do, it should give it a good amount of strength, as far as foam armour goes XD

08 Jun 2008 - 16:143396
I might give that a try.

It sounds far simpler than my idea. But then I'm full of ideas. Plus I've got a load of old tyres lying around and I dunno what else to do with em lol.

08 Jun 2008 - 16:533398
lol any excuse to use up something old XD

08 Jun 2008 - 18:033400
what sort of Saiyan Armour? there are a few different styles/designs

08 Jun 2008 - 18:083401
I was thinking of Vegeta's original armour, but I suppose techniques for that could be used on all the different types. Any ideas?

08 Jun 2008 - 19:273407
There's loads of foam armour tutorials about that show you how to make general armour and they could be adapted for Saiyan armour easily. Failing that, I plan at some future point to make a Vegeta costume (I so far have the boots and that's it. lol.) and my plan was to use fabric and wadding to sew it so it looked muscular. This is admittedly because I have little to no muscles and am a girl, so have to hide my chest for it.

08 Jun 2008 - 19:343408
you could go as a female Vegeta?!?

thanks for the advice, i'll look into it

08 Jun 2008 - 19:463410
I suppose I could, but I was planning on crossdressing and making a sort of fabric and wadding muscle-suit.

See if any of those are any good: http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=armour+making+tutorial&meta=

Remember kids, google is your friend.

08 Jun 2008 - 22:023415
I think your referring to my Sayijin Armour as there is no other here as of yet..

The Reason it looks as you put it Cheep and floppy is because its sewn out of Lycra to fit over the Muscle suit and to keep a good fit and flexibility for movement...

For the chest plate and gold parts i used Fun Foam as a base and covered it in either Lycra or Gold PVC as needed.

Since making the amour i have found out you can heat form fun foam to make it hold to curves, you can then make it solid using pva glue and muslin cloth...

I haven't tried it out yet but im sure it will be lighter more felxable and comfortable than wood and old tyres..

If you want a hand let me know i may be bringing it to Ame so i can show ya more there if you want?

Im also writing a tutorial on muscle suits soon as well so can help you out there too


Last edited by MangaChild (08 Jun 2008 - 22:08)
09 Jun 2008 - 11:153422
I just had a look at your Vegeta, Mangachild, and it's not the photo I was thinking of. I must've seen another photo on another site, because the one I was thinking of had shoulder-pads.

As for yours, I like it. I would have tried something different with the armour, but I liked the muscle suit and the gloves!

09 Jun 2008 - 12:193426
The gloves were a real cheat

I laid out lycra, drew round my hand and swe'd it up

In the suit my hands look tiny so i wear some gloves underneeth..

The only thing i really dispise about the cos is the boot covers, i really need to get off my ass and make some

will you be at Ame con?

09 Jun 2008 - 12:503428
i've just checked dates.

usure if i'll be able to book the 8th off work, but i may give it a try. it sounds bigger than Alcon even though it's in the same city. how much would tickets and accommodation be? i checked the site quickly (sneaky 'cos i'm at work) and couldn't see prices.

Last edited by behind_you (09 Jun 2008 - 12:53) Reason: checked dates
09 Jun 2008 - 13:423430
The chances are if your not in already the waiting list is too large to get in

Tickets i cant remember probably about £45 to £50 for the weekend Accom was £125 @ Opal court again probably booked out by now but could find a B&b locally and for less..

I did wear the Vegeta cos to Alcon last year so you may have seen it if you went then

Ame is much bigger than AlCon as it has been running for much longer, and the cosplaying attendance is probably the best in the uk even better than expo so its really worth going to...

09 Jun 2008 - 17:033436
I'm tryin for Amecom. Not much chance of gettin in now, but I'll try anyway and keep my fingers crossed.

If I get Hellboy finished quickly enough I may give the Vegeta one a go too. Though knowing me, I won't get Hellboy finished until a week before.

I wasn't planning on using a muscle suit, was thinking of appearing as Vegeta as we first see him in the manga (scrawny but strong). Reckon a swimsuit would work, or a running suit? With extra leggings and arm-things sewed on?

P.s. I've never been to a Con before. This will hopefully be the first.

Last edited by behind_you (09 Jun 2008 - 17:03) Reason: remembered somethin
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