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Make: Props and Costume Armor by Shawn Thorsson

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Now That You've Got It, Flaunt It!

Now that everything is built, it’s time to take it out into the world. But buckling on a broadsword and boarding a bus is probably not the best plan. Instead, it’s going to take a bit of forethought. There are a few things to take along.

Handlers

It’s dangerous to go alone . . .

. . . okay, probably not. Regardless, this is one of the many times in life where, no matter how nice the neighborhood where you’re marching around, it’s a good idea to have a friend along. The main drawback to being completely encased in some sort of expensive, labor-intensive suit of awesome is that it’ll usually be at least some kind of cumbersome. More often than not, costume armor pieces will limit the wearer’s ...

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