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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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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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Cuttlefish in the Home Aquarium Part 2

Within the first week, the other three eggs hatched. According to others who have kept bandensis cuttlefish, if they are born with a yolk sac still attached, as Lazarus was, the survival rate is pretty dismal. However, since I helped him to struggle free of his with a pipette, it’s …

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Finally, Some Bright Colours – A Supergirl Review

The new Supergirl tv series is airing and it is remarkable enough to warrant a review, here.  Why this one? Why did we skip over Gotham, Arrow, and Daredevil, but bother to talk about Supergirl? Short answer: They left the lights on while filming it. Long answer follows: I’m not quite …

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Design Diary – Sweet-Asgardian Breastplate

A delightful astrophysicist friend of mine is aiming to make a Jane Foster dress from Thor 2 for con season this year. I helped her out with the metal bits. Below is a video of the exciting and sludge producing process. Enjoy!

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