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Armouring for Cosplay 6 – Adding some Flare

This week, we add a flared edge to our pauldron. It’s just a bit of gentle hammering along the edge, but it adds strength while making the piece look a lot nicer.   And of course, the uncut version for those that enjoy the gentle tones of hammers on metal.

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Armouring for Cosplay 5 – Dishing it out

It’s the fifth episode of armouring for cosplay and we finally get to put a hammer to metal. I’m pretty excited. Like last time, we have two videos, one of reasonable length, and the other with the process at normal speed and completely uncut. Enjoy!  

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Desktop Aquarium Challenge!

Some aquarist friends of mine and I are doing a “tiny tank challenge.”  Basically, we have to come up with something under 5 gallons that could sit on a desk, and be under $100, and we’re encouraging anyone to try it. Further explanation: The Desktop Challenge! I thought I’d share …

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Armour for Cosplay 4 – Cut It Out

This week, we finally start making something. We’re cutting out pieces for a pauldron (shoulder armour) and a full articulated arm. I’m working off of patterns found on the Armour Archive. Pauldron Arm Harness I’ve made two versions of the video. The first has been edited down and had the boring bits …

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Armour for Cosplay 3 – Material Concerns

Picking materials can be tough when making armour. I can’t cover everything, but I can give a couple pointers of what you’re looking for.

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Armoring for Cosplay 2 – The Tools You Need

Last week I started a series on how to make costume armour out of metal. The first episode was on how to hit things with hammers. This week, we continue with a run-down of the tools you’ll need to get started.

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This Steampunk Beats Your Cosplay

November 20-22nd Lumen Jewelry was a vendor at TeslaCon 6 in Madison Wisconsin.  I’ve been to large and small cons, but never a Steampunk or an immersion event. I was blown away, 95% of the 1600 attendees were in costume.  And over 50% of them were elaborate costumes with accessories, makeup, …

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