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RWBY Ember Celica WIP

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Pattering for armour

When making any kind of armour it is always essential to make a paper mock up of what it is you intend to make before you go about actually cutting the final material. Taking your time and putting the effort into this step ensures that you scale the piece to fit you correctly from both a practical and aesthetic standpoint, but most importantly it saves you a lot of time and money on not cutting up randomly and wasting the more expensive material.

Starting off through trial and error I built up the base of the gantlets using cut outs of cardboard and masking tape.

After I was happy with the look and fit of the base gauntlets I then transferred the templates to sheets of EVA foam gym floor mats which were then cut out with the aid of a metal ruler and hobby knife.

Gym/workshop EVA foam mats are much thicker and rigid than their yoga and exercise roll counterparts, making them ideal for armour.

A property of all EVA foams as a material is it is very susceptible to intense heat, as it warps and shapes when exposed to it. With the use of a heat gun I was able to bend the flat stiff pieces into the curved shapes needed by first heating up the surface with the gun and then bending it whilst allowing it to cool into the new shape.

EVA foam is also very reactive to super glue forming and almost instantaneous and very strong bond which is how all the pieces were attached to one another.

For the section above the hand that I decide to build up with outer covering sheets of PVC as I’ll have to attach the gun barrel muzzles later on.

Next step from here is to start doing the shotgun shell bandolier of both gauntlets and then the top level covering, so like always do stay tuned.




RWBY Weapons:

Myrtenaster
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Finished Blade

Crescent Rose
WIP Update: 1
WIP Update: 2
WIP Update: 3
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Finished Scythe

Gambol Shroud
WIP Update: 1
WIP Update: 2
WIP Update: 3
Finished Sword

Ember Celica
WIP Update: 1
WIP Update: 2
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SkadiBlake's avatar
I’m wondering how did you do the front part? I saw it was coated with something shiny, what is that and is the foam front one solid piece?
Izuki26's avatar
Where can I get the templates to do it myself?Where can I get the templates to do it myself?
OriginalShadowRider's avatar
about what thickness of pvc sheet did you use
Sera-eclipse's avatar
Can I ask. How many sheets of foam did you use?
Kakee-Chan's avatar
can you make the pattern for the ember celica please
Kakee-Chan's avatar
GreenBetty's avatar
Hey may i have permission to feature your progress photos in my facebook page? i will give full credit. its meant to assist other cosplayers in completing their projects, and answering any questions they may have! check it out and get back to me THANKS!
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x-Snorkle-Rainbow-x's avatar
Would you ever commission a pair of these?
Tatsutetsu's avatar
Unfortunately my studies currently prevent me from fulfilling commission request but it is something I do want to try doing someday :D
x-Snorkle-Rainbow-x's avatar
Ahhh, that's fine ^_^ Was just curious is all. They look brilliant!
sgreenovich's avatar
Gym floor coverings are as inexpensive as this armor.
MsStrawberryRicecake's avatar
Templates, materials list, and measurements please!
Tatsutetsu's avatar
working on it, Mainly Craft foam , roughly 40cm long from tip to end
Kakee-Chan's avatar
can you make a Templates please
Tatsutetsu's avatar
working on them (:
Kakee-Chan's avatar
sweet thank you
comex319's avatar
What are the measurements for this so that I could scale them to myself. And how thick is the EVA foam that you are using?
Tatsutetsu's avatar
Roughly 40cm from tip to end, the foam about 12cm thick
comex319's avatar
I love your builds, and the fact that they are so user-friendly. So if others want to make there own they can. You have inspired me to attempt to make my own. Is that the part at the top where the hand goes wood?  And where do you get your EVA Foam?
Tatsutetsu's avatar
Thank you that is amazing to hear :D

no thats just sheets of PVC that used to be promotional displays

My foam is purchased in the form of gym mats I get from most department stores
comex319's avatar
Thank you. That is very helpful
Akuma09Yomi's avatar
haha now this I can't wait to see! :D Yang is my favorite so seeing someone make Ember Celica is awesome!
Tatsutetsu's avatar
Thank you, I'll try not to disappoint :D
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