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Shoulder Armor Tutorial



:star: EDIT: This tutorial will be featured in 2 Cosplay magazines!
:bulletblue: 4th Issue of the Indonesian cosplay magazine called CozMagz…
:bulletblue: Portuguese cosplay e-zine, Cosplayer…
:bulletblue: MiscCostume Blog:…

Isn't that awesome??? zomg, I'm so excited!!!


**EDIT: a constant question I get is, "How well does this stuff hold up? Won't it crack or break?" I think this is a rather silly question. Of course clay can crack or break. It's not metal.

Has mine broken yet? No. I made sure to take care of it by securing it to my jacket and packing it well when traveling. Treat it as you would any prop: With care.

As said above, this tutorial can be used for other armor and characters too, not just for Lightning. I'm sure other materials can be used as well, like real clay (if you have access to a real furnace) or paper clay, which air-dries. I chose Scupley cuz I knew how well it held detail, which was important for this prop.

I'll be adding fiber glass on the inside (if I can get ahold of it) to strengthen it so it doesn't break.

...1/2 box of white sculpey = $6
...Tin foil = free
...Wire = free
...scotch tape = free
Time: 14hrs (so far)

Finished Pauldron
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:bulletgreen: People who've used my tutorial. :heart:

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IllyDragonfly's avatar
I'm working on an elbow armor (Tifa Final Fantasy). My first two attempts are with just clay and I'm scared to death to drop them and break them, plus they are heavy. I will totally try this different way! :eager: