11th January 2014: Neck plate and general progress One of the most challenging things in the design process for Aigis was getting the neck detail to work. Ideally I wanted some sort of fabric that wouldn't wrinkle too much during movement, but with the shape, this would prove impossible. My latest decision has been to use a Worbla underlay at the front shaped to my neck/chin, with faux leather over the top. I've done a basic mock-up of this and will be trialling how it works over the next few days. My concern now, of course, is that it won't be breathable enough, so I'll have to find a way to work around that, depending on the success of the front plate.
I'm currently working on the armour for the shoulders, which is coming along well (picture of part of the upper arm included, more soon). As for the main body, I've gone for a basic lycra leotard for the base layer. It's my intention to wear a corset with this as I don't really like how the leotard will crease during movement, and also to accentuate the status of the character as non-human (I'm thinking that giving her a slightly unnatural shape might express her status as an android better).
Anyway, enough progress stuff for now. I'll be updating this reasonably often with more pictures and journal entries. :)