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June 29, 2012
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Lightning Breastplate Tutorial by Ruby-Hime Lightning Breastplate Tutorial by Ruby-Hime
This was my first time making armor so my methods are hardly easy to follow as I was experimenting with the entire process. So I apologize if this is hard to follow, please feel free to ask if you want me to explain how I did something more. I hope this helps at least. T^T

Armlet tutorial: [link]
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KitsuneTan1 Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
you are amazing!! 
miasaka Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
These should be helpful for me making other kind of armor in the future! Thanks!
This is amazing. You have one of the best Lightning cosplays I've ever seen!
jaaavert Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You mentioned that you put a few layers of fiberglass resin on the back to firm it up, so how sturdy is the front for normal movements through crowded hallways?
First things first what an amazing result on the first attempt I'm very impressed. I usually screw up and have to start over on such things. My question is how did you measure using your body? also what kind of card stock did you use?

 recently our anime con has just ended and I'm already trying to prepare for next year. The character I wish to cosplay as is none other than one of my very own original characters! Part of the clothing is armor such as a breastplate to draw it  I actually used Lightning's as a reference, don't worry I didn't copy it although it has similarities it's entirely different.

Mine has pauldrons that will attach the back and breastplates together, the pauldrons are the shape of wings =>
mmryoffrgtndreams Jun 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
this is awesome! I was just wondering this is just the front but how did you connect it to your body? Is there a back? thanks :3
Masha05 Apr 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
sorry dear, i not understand which material (color grey) you use on picture 7-8 _
very nice utorial, i want use this type of craft on other cosplay armor :3
Ruby-Hime May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The grey stuff is just craft foam, I think that was 2mm thickness there, cheap to buy from any craft store in 11x12 sheets, some have bigger sheets as well~
I'm glad you like it, I hope it's useful for you and good luck on your armor creation~ :D
I think it does, I'll try to make it.
Wow! Amazing tutorial. Just one question : What size and kind of wire did you use?
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