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Cloud Shoulder Armour Tutorial by Floating-sheep Cloud Shoulder Armour Tutorial by Floating-sheep
Finally, I finished the Model Magic armour tutorial! It only took me... a very long time. I wrote and re-wrote the instructions many, many times. So, hopefully it is now foolproof!

I really hope this is helpful. Model Magic is a great material to make armour out of and I just couldn't find any good tutorials online. I referenced Leash's instructions on a forum thread deep in the bowels of cosplay.com, so a lot of the credit goes to her.

All photographs were taken by me... except for the one at the end, which was taken by Surfsama on www.flickr.com.

If any of you make armour using this tutorial, I'd like to see the result! Good luck and happy armour making.
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flamingchibi Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
This might help me make some shoulder armor for a modified Red Mage cosplay. Im basing it on a musketeer and fencer and need shoulder armor on one arm. Referancing the guy on the very left for the armor---> cdn.tvwise.co.uk/wp-content/up…

Do you think this method would work for that?
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Floating-sheep Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Ooh, what pretty armour! I'm pretty sure it could work! To get the shape, I suggest constructing a mold of your shoulder (like, use duct tape over an old t-shirt on your shoulder, then stuff it with newspaper) and then lay the clay over the mold of your shoulder to get it to fit you well. For the little details, you could probably press a dull edge (like a tongue depressor) into the clay while it's still wet.

Good luck and happy armour making! c:
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flamingchibi Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
I did that but it didnt work out very well. I used foam over the base and it works better so I guess I found a solution lol
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Floating-sheep Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
I'm glad you managed to find something that works! c:
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KKBatoretto Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you think this is possible for Zack and clouds other outfits? My sister and I are looking to cosplaying as Zack and Cloud for our 18th so we'd like to know! 

Also what do you mean by snaps? I don't understand the last part,

(Also if you tell me it could help me with my Textiles course work and product making, thanks :3)
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Floating-sheep Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
You can use the same technique for almost any armour, I think. Though, I'd only advise using the clay for smaller pieces like shoulder pauldrons, because anything bigger might be hard to handle and take longer to dry.

As for snaps, they're sew on snaps. Here is an image of what I'm talking about www.us3a.com/smallimg/SewOnSna…

Good luck with your costume making!
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KKBatoretto Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay! Thank you so much! :3
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yukiangel51 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
so wen u said webbing u meant webbing trim right
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Floating-sheep Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
I mean webbing like the woven rope-like fabric. It looks like this [link] You can find webbing at fabric stores and it comes in rolls that you can buy in yards.
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yukiangel51 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
thx
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