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MarkusWolfe
2010-07-13, 10:12 AM
Hello.

I'm working on this totally awesome Barbarian costume. I've got access to a flexible, leather like material. If I paint it right, it looks like metal. Here's my checklist:
Greataxe: Check (Wood, painted black with silver edges...Meteoric Iron made into Steel?)
Furry Cape: Check
Helmet: Check (Furry Hat+Tinfoil)
Manskirt: Check (Don't ask)
Torso: Design planned (Painted Leatherlike:Solid Breastplate under armpits to ribcage, Banded Plate/Brigandine/Lamellar bottom of ribcage to waist. Iron/Steel.)
Gauntlets and Greeves: Need design help for putting them on; no velcro, shoestring method? (Painted Leatherlike:Solid Iron/Steel.)
Pauldrons: Need template. (Painted Leatherlike:Solid Iron/Steel. May include Banded Plate/Brigandine/Lamellar if design calls for it) Hopefully looks like metallic version of below:
http://www.fantasy-armor.com/images/pauldrons/ae1220.jpg

I've searched the internet and been unable to find templates for anything like what I'm looking for, and I don't want to eyeball it. You're a very knowledgeable crew around here. Can you help me out?:smallconfused:

Emperor Ing
2010-07-13, 10:29 AM
If you need help making a Barbarian costume, you're doin' it wrong. :smalltongue:

Bisected8
2010-07-13, 10:38 AM
Manskirt? Surely you mean kilt?

Anyways, googling "leather pauldron pattern" seems to come up with some good results.

This might be the most helpful result though: http://www.armourarchive.org/patterns/

MarkusWolfe
2010-07-13, 11:18 AM
Thank you good sir. I have bookmarked the page for all future reference. If all goes well, I'll have posted a picture of my completed costume in some time. Adios!

Dr.Epic
2010-07-13, 05:03 PM
If you need help making a Barbarian costume, you're doin' it wrong. :smalltongue:

http://www.cyberlore.com/majesty/graphics/conpics/babe-chain1.jpg

She's doing it right.

Castaras
2010-07-14, 04:09 PM
http://www.cyberlore.com/majesty/graphics/conpics/babe-chain1.jpg

She's doing it right.

She is technically what is known as a bloody idiot with skimpy clothing to compensate. :smallwink:

truemane
2010-07-14, 04:25 PM
She is technically what is known as a bloody idiot with skimpy clothing to compensate. :smallwink:

You say that like it's a bad thing...

MarkusWolfe
2010-07-14, 05:21 PM
Hello again.

I have carefully selected my design for the pauldrons (http://www.armourarchive.org/patterns/pauldrons_15thC_sinric/). Before I jump into production mode, can any of you advise me on how to size them up properly?