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Make: Props and Costume Armor by Shawn Thorsson

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14 Strapping and Padding

Hold Yourself Together!

Now that you’ve made all of the pieces and parts of your armor, it’s time to figure out how you’re going to wear it. After all, an awesome costume starts looking a lot less cool when pieces of it start falling off and you can’t move in it.

The actual method used to hold a suit of armor together will vary greatly depending on the design of the suit itself. But no matter what shape the armor is, the object at this point is to maximize range of motion, as shown in Figure 14-1.

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Figure 14-1: The Vitruvian Hunter

When you’re in costume, you may not need the ability to run at a full sprint, dodge ...

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