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Clamp Manga List (Chronologically)

  • 1989 RG Veda Complete Link
  • 1990 Man of Many Faces (20 Faces, Please!) Complete Link
  • 1990 Tokyo Babylon Complete Link
  • 1992 Clamp School Detectives Complete Link
  • 1992 Duklyon: Clamp School Defenders Complete Link
  • 1992 Shirahime-Syo: Snow Goddess Tales Complete Link
  • 1992 X/1999 Halted Link
  • 1992 Legend of Chun Hyang Complete Link
  • 1993 Magic Knight Rayearth Complete Link
  • 1993 Miyuki-chan in Wonderland Complete Link
  • 1995 The One I Love Complete Link
  • 1996 Card Captor Sakura Complete Link
  • 1996 Wish Complete Link
  • 1997 Clover Complete Link
  • 1999 Angelic Layer Complete Link
  • 1999 Suki: A Like Story Complete Link
  • 2000 Legal Drug Complete Link
  • 2000 Clamp no Kiseki Link
  • 2001 Chobits Complete Link
  • 2002 Murikuri Complete Link
  • 2003 xxxHolic Complete Link
  • 2003 Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle Complete Link
  • 2005 Kobato Complete Link
  • 2011 Gate 7 Halted Link
  • 2011 Drug & Drop Halted Link
  • 2013 xxxHolic Rei Halted Link
  • 2014 Tsubasa World Chronicle Ongoing Link

I built it when I was last here, many years ago… a grand canyon….

She was lovely while she lasted….

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So this is a basic cosplay armor tutorial. I’d say its about beginners level. 

Things you’ll need: 

  1. Ruler/measuring tape(3$)
  2. Craft Foam (10$ for 15 pages)
  3. Spray Paint 9 (4$ per can)
  4. Elastic (2$)
  5. Hot Glue gun (15$)
  6. Glue sticks (5$)
  7. Painters Tape (3$)

Step one: 
So first off you need your reference picture(s). Usually like 3-4 is a safe bet. 

Step Two:

Pick your armor piece. I started with the arm. 

Use your reference picture to determine where approximately where it should start. I assumed it started about 2-3 inches on the hand and extended about 3-4 inches past the elbow. From there I measured that distance out.

After I measured it, lets say it was 15 inches(I have no idea how big it was). I drew a 15 in straight line on the foam. Some people like to use paper first to test out how the design will go. I say fuck that and just go for it. But if you want to be safe use news paper or some other type of paper first.

After I drew the straight line, I determined the 3 spots I wanted to use to help me draw out the shape: Wrist, elbow, and tip of the armor. I measured out how far they were apart, then drew that distance on the 15 inch line by marking a dash where each one was.

After that I measured what I assumed to be the distance on my body, by using guess and check methods. After measuring it out, I drew the general shape of the armor. 

My arm had 3 layers. the large lower golden layer. The inner lager layer, which is about half an inch in. Then the final Top decorative layer. 

I cut out what I made to be the inner layer then used it as a stencil. I made a second middle layer(because I have two arms).  Then I used the stencil part to make the bottom layer which is an half an inch bigger. And I used it to sketch how big the top layer should be. 

Step 3: 

After cutting out all of the pieces. I hot glued them together. 

Step 4: I DO NOT SUGGEST DOING THIS! 

Now I do not suggest doing this. With my Athena armor I wanted it to be hard and resistant to breaking. So I thought I should add a layer of resin to both sides. It did harden it. But it caused the armor to crack and have a weird texture. So I’m trying different hardening methods for future armor pieces. I’ll let you know them when I find out. I’d love to hear other suggestions.

Step 4: 

After you have it all glued together do your base level of spray paint. I chose to do gold first because I figured it would be easier to cover it with the tape. So I focused on the areas that were supposed to be gold and just sprayed away. Not caring if I got the places that were supposed to be white. (I also deiced to spray the back sides golden because I thought they might be seen and I wanted them to match)

After the gold dried, which took about 20 min. I used my painters tape to tape away all the places I wanted to stay golden. You can see the pictures up there with the blue tape. After they were all taped up I went wild with the white paint. When the white paint dried you just rip off the blue tape and walla.

Step 5:

Now its time to attach these to your body. What I did is I used the elastic and made it stretch as far as it could before I cut them. That way when they would hug against me and hold on tight. 

To attach it to the armor, I did one little line of hot glue, pressed one end to it, then when the hot glue line dried I covered the end in hot glue. Then copy paste the directions to the other side. One line, then drench it. 

Hopefully someone got something from this tutorial. I still think I need to get better at making these. Any questions ask.