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Nightelf armor WIP by YurikoCosplay Nightelf armor WIP by YurikoCosplay
Nightelf armor WIP :)

You can't see the details very well on the reference pictures (especially for the bracers), so I had to make a part of the design myself. Turned out well I think. :)

These are about 90% done, still need some touch ups, shading, minor details.
Made out of craft foam.
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Phoenix001 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:worship: :heart:
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teranmx Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Interesting use of craft foam. I always use plastic. Good job. =)


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YurikoCosplay Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
Are you using a wacuum forming table?
I like plastic more then foam, but I can't shape and blend it that much as I want, without a vacuum table :(
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teranmx Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
actually I only used the vacuum forming table for the shoulder pieces. I formed them off of a bowl, then cut a third of the bowl shape off and refused it to the other part sideways. I used bondo to smooth it out. When I make armor I generally just use my oven, a heat gun and objects that have the curve or shape I need and mold it by hand to it. It takes sometime to get use to it, but you can do it by hand. I generally draw out a pattern first for what I am forming. But you can't treat it like fabric. You have to think about the plastic as if it is a piece of paper. Folds or creases are bad. But just like how armor is made using an anvil, objects with the shapes that match up to the shape or angle you need help out alot.
I found a mannequin close to my size, added a back to it and after creating a pattern I cut the plastic and formed it onto the mannequin by heating it in the oven first. Of course I had to do alot of tweaking on the outer edges and make sure it didn't take on the full detail of the muscular mannequin. I use my heat gun for tweaking, but you can us the oven as well. I used to use my body, but with layers of fabric in between. I have an older video showing some of what i do. [link]
Just be safe when working with it. You are doing good on your own though so you keep up the good work. There is also a foam called EVA foam that can be heated and formed. I use it for more modern or sci fi costumes. =)
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AlexandrosSanji Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice...! what material did you use for this?
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YurikoCosplay Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
It's craft foam :)
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Toboe Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
Wow, that's lovely! I would have never guessed foam. It looks like carved leather.. Are you going to blizzzcon with this?
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YurikoCosplay Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
Unfortunately I can't go to Blizzcon, but I would love to if I could!
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fixinman Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:cries: I wanna wear this!! :cries:

Please do a tutorial on how to make this!!!!

:please: :please: :please: :please: :please:
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YurikoCosplay Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I will write a blog entry about them very soon! :)
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