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Aqua Cosplay Arm Armor Stencil

By cielduargent
Okay, FINALLY!

Y'all might want to resize these according to your arm length, Aqua's seem to end a little past her elbow.

Here are the stencils I created to make the arm armor for my Aqua cosplay. I traced them onto thin aluminum air ducts that I found in Home Depot and cut out with kitchen shears. So that the edges wouldn't cut me, I cut out the plates with an extra centimeter or so around the borders and bent those inward. But that took forever so if y'all want, use a very fine sandpaper made for sanding down metal.

ATTENTION: For the armor piece at the very top, you cut on one of the lines and bring that end to the other line so the piece will have somewhat of a conical shape.

Here's how they look when they're all cut out: [link]

FINAL PRODUCT: [link]

Also, I'd like to apologize to :iconnyappystar: for this VERY LATE post that she kindly asked me for.
G-gomen nasai!! :bows:
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Namine24's avatar

Love the way you drew the armor.

Libjumper's avatar
Woohoo! I'm making new shoulder armour for :iconangel-hearted-being: out of leather, and this saves me a lot of time. Thank you!!! :D
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Libjumper's avatar
Done! Thank you again, turned out great, credited you for the template in case anyone seeing mine wants to make it.

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cielduargent's avatar
Yayyyyyyyy!!!!!! They look great! Thank you very much for the credit. I'm so looking forward to seeing the whole shebang!
BijouSias's avatar
I am trying to figure out how to print this without warping the scale, how would suggest printing this off on 8.5 by 11 sheets, I only have a regular printer nothing super fancy.
cielduargent's avatar
These are actually a blown-up version of the originals, like, MAJOR blown-up.
Hmmm. . . .
The actual size of my stencil for the top round piece is 5 3/4 inches (approx. 14.7 cm) from top to bottom and if you are able to measure that part on the computer by using the whole image, the whole thing would be to scale.
I actually got it to work somehow with Microsoft word, I'm able to resize it to scale using the ruler as a reference. For me, I can resize it by moving one of the corner circles and it keeps the image to scale.

I hope this makes some sort of sense. . .
If so, try it out and let's see what happens.
BijouSias's avatar
it makes a little sense but at the same time it doesn't work I have also tried it in photoshop but with no such luck. i guess I will just have to keep trying.
cielduargent's avatar
If you have photoshop, I'm guessing you have imageready as well, huh?
BijouSias's avatar
I do not have Imageready but I sort of got it to work, I will just have to keep playing with it till I get it where I need it.
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Hmm, I thought Imageready came with Photoshop. . .

protip:
When an image is selected in photoshop and you want to resize it uniformly, click and drag the corner of the image while holding down the shift key. Et voila! Sizing to scale!
BijouSias's avatar
THANK YOU!!!!!!
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YOU'RE WELCOME!!!!!!
Kakee-Chan's avatar
you think you can draw the arm armor stencil for Terra and Ven please
cielduargent's avatar
I'm afraid I do not have the time to devote myself to such a project.
I am sorry.
Kakee-Chan's avatar
aww i have a friend that want to cosplay a Ventus but its okay
cielduargent's avatar
Again, I apologize.

I hope this will be of some use to you:

I made the Aqua stencils by tracing half of the individual armor plates from her official render on a small scale, then I folded the paper from the center length of the armor and cut along the traced line so that I could obtain a symmetrical armor plate stencil when done. I repeated that process for the other armor plates and pieces keeping them on the same size scale as I did for the first piece. I them scanned them in to my computer and sized them to my liking using Adobe Imageready; I measured the place where I would like them to be on my arm and then I match those measurements to the scanned imaged. Printed them out on cardstock and I had some nice-looking stencils ready for action.

To skip a few steps, you can use a projector to show a life-size render of Ventus and obtain your tracings from there.
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xMissySkyex's avatar
Thank you! This will help so much!
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riotfaerie's avatar
Ooh! Gonna give this a try! :) Thanks!
cielduargent's avatar
Please do!

Please let me know how they turn out and should you have any questions, let me know.
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