22nd August 2010: No money= No worries! So I had a huuuuge panic the other day, I barely have enough money to buy the foam needed for the insane amounts of padding on this suit.
And then I had a little brainwave. I'm just going to buy thin, 1-2" thick foam, cut out pattern pieces for the padding and stick them together, giving a hollow shape that will be lighter, cooler and cheaper! Plus I can stick a couple of fans in the gaps if it gets too hot.
It won't be as sturdy, but I don't really care. This is a personal suit and I can always upgrade it later.