Finally! After months of anticipation and me being unable to sit down and get this done, I present to you a tutorial based on cardboard buckles I made for my Elphelt cosplay in CtCon 2015. Since then I’ve refined what I learned, but the general process remains the same. For those looking to see how to make oversized/fantasy buckles easily, I hope this can be of help! Thanks and happy cosplaying!
With the shop rebranding out of the way, I can focus on getting one of my older deviantArt tutorials here onto the blog. I promised a cosplay update last time, so here you go! Usually this time of year is my cosplay season, since I attend ConnectiCon in July, so it’s pretty fitting.
This tutorial is from 2013 and I’m in the process of updating this bit of armor in specific for when I redo my Bullet (BlazBlue) cosplay, since it’ll be a different color palette. (Fan-made Terumi colors, yay!) This tutorial heavily references Penwiper’s famous Helm’s Deep craft foam armor tutorial, so please use that when you’re looking to make your own armor as well. It’s amazing and it was one of the first things I looked into when I got into cosplay way back in ’04.
Apologies for the long post due to this being a photo tutorial. Thanks and enjoy!