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14 June 2005 @ 01:39 pm
Armor!Al cosplay help!?XD (and... rants)  
(Sorry for posting again.oo;;)

Been watching a few anime ep's and rereading some manga volumes (chap.30!) again just to figure out how the hell the Armor-Al's chest-plate open's and closes!

Yes, me and my twin bro is really planning to make an Armor!Al for cosplay... out of paper-material's! (Also, forgive us if we can only make it a bit short than normal, I can't get Al's 220cm height!)

The only thing that's bothering us is how Al's chest plate get's opened.oo;; Actually, I already have some idea's, but I just need some random pics that might help, since there might be some scan's on some random FMA artbook or something that might help.^_^;; And that's the thing I'm needing right now...

(Yes, just some rare detailed scan/pics of Armor!Al. Anything can be useful, really...)

Or maybe someone has already made an Armor!Al that might be able to exlpain how his chest-plate works in detail.

I will be the one wearing the armor since my aniki will be cosplaying Ed-niisan. Also... don't expect the armor to be finished early.XD We're lazy when it comes to making our cosplay props! Haha! (Height info! Though I'm the female and younger twin, I am taller than my older brother twin! Much like the Elric brothers, yes?)

Though we're really desperate on cosplaying the Elric brothers. (Don't worry! We already have a Roy Mustang ready.>D)

Also after cosplaying the Elric Bothers, I might go as Hughes or Havoc next time... If we still have the budget... *loves the uniform's* <3<3<3

BTW, we're currently short on dough so... we might not be able to start with the armor yet. Our resources are also lacking since we just moved to a new home.oo;; Hey, it's always good to plan ahead.>D

(The Armor!Al project has been planned eversince we've first watched ep 1 and 2! And it's still on our heads.)

(Advance) Thanks for the people who will help! So sorry I'm not always online.
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Ziggy says I have to go your funeral tomorrow...scico on June 14th, 2005 02:01 am (UTC)
I can't do this right now, since I need to get going to school, but when I come back, and noones helped you, I'll post a pic that will help. ^_^
Zranazrana on June 14th, 2005 09:18 am (UTC)
I have some ideas for mateials for you:
coat hanger wire (for support)
Craft foam (aka "foamies" or "Fun Foam" -- it's usually displayed similarly to the way craft felt squares or poster board is displayed)
Super glue.
Velcro (because snaps and safety pins can tear the faom in time)

This is basically what i used when I made my Automail cosplay stuff.

I had a friend make Armor!Al cosplay. They made the head rest on top of the thing, not actually worn over her real head. (The top of her head was lost in the torso area, and yes, she did have to be lead around.)
twinkie_dtwinkie_d on June 14th, 2005 05:37 pm (UTC)
I've got a few pics from the manga that might help:
From those two pics it looks like the plate has some sort of strap that's attached to the armpit area of the plate. Then the loose end of the strap snaps onto his shoulder pads. Not sure about how the bottom works.
Good luck!
twinkie_dtwinkie_d on June 15th, 2005 12:27 pm (UTC)
just realized you've already seen those pics since they're from chapter 30. sorry about that. anyway, the end of chapter one has some pics too