More Dragon Age Armor photos

Some more updates with my Hawke armor. If anyone has any questions or suggestions feel free to post a comment! 

 

This is the chainmail for the left arm, pretty much finished (minus some painting to distress it) 

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Then I made a template out of craft foam for the belt to make sure I had all the measurements right. 

 

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I was thinking about making the belt out of actually leather, but that can get kind of pricey. So I decided to try and cheaper option first and see if I liked it. I figured if I hated it I could always fork over the extra money for the fancy leather…. I basically perfected my foam template and then covered it with fake leather, which I will later paint to make it look more realistic.

 

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Not too shabby for someone who can barely sew patches in her clothes!  😉 

Dragon Age Female Hawke Costume Part II

So I have been working on getting the rest of the arm armor done. Again, it’s made from sintra. I got mine from this site here… I work with the 3mm stuff, but they do have other thicknesses…

http://www.foamboardsource.com/sintra-pvc-foam–sintra-pvc-board–sintra-pvc-3mm.html

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I tested my painting skillz on the claw part to see how it would go. Not sure if I like the coloring, so that may change a bit for the final version, but it’s a start. I used acrylic paint and coated it with spray Shellac.

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Chain mail has definitely been the most tedious part of this costume. I purchased some cheap bolt cutters from lowe’s and a coil of 14 gauge wire to make the chain mail. I used two long ass hex bolts (one small one large) to wrap the wire around in order to make the different size rings.

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Now onto the leather pieces! Feel free to leave comments, ask questions or give me suggestions!