Hi, I am new to this forum. I am making a Witchking armor suit, a very nice looking replica out of scratch and costs very little. The supplies are easily obtained through pizza boxes, the local hardware store, and a local used store
I won't tell you how I made it or else everyone will be making it, but I will give some armor tips to those who would like to make cardboard armor look very untackyish.
1. Use some form of strong glue for example hot glue, though it might come apart after a few years. (NEVER elmer's glue) Also use vinyl spacking, textured spraypaint, printing paper- (the one with gloss on it) and regular 1cm thick cardboard, strong sharp scissors, you can make nearly anything that needs armor.
If you want pauldrons (shoulder armor ) simply cut out a few long strips, glue them into a half bowl shape, glue the inside with many pieces of scrap cardboard, cover the outside strips with vinyl spacking, sanding and spraypainting, you have a durable piece of armor. Or if you want to make a articulated (movable, bendable)piece of armor, cut out a few pieces, use some brass tacks (the kind that has legs and pinches up) glue some smooth paper onto the cardboard pieces, spraypaint, add some cloth straps and you have a fully articulated piece of armor.
It really just takes common sense, and a gift of art. PS: once I am able to post pictures on the forums, I will show you what the heck I am talking about.