Cosplay Armor (for dogs) #gishwhes

The Art of Creating Fake Armor

One of the things I love about GiSHwhes (the greatest internet scavenger hunt the world has ever seen) is that it challenges me to try new things and learn new skills.  Last year I made John Barrowman’s head out of duct tape.  This year, I made dog armor.

I have so much to learn.

I used craft foam, making a seam with duct tape, then sealing it with Mod Podge.  Two layers of silver paint, followed with “aging” with brown paint.  I used a toy foam shield and gave it the same treatment, as well as a gem for accent.  It was… well, it was like most first attempts at a new skill.  I have discovered it is easier to fake leather armor than metal, and crafts people out there are amazing.  I need to watch tutorials.  Many refer to a higher end material they work with besides craft foam, called Worbla that I want to look into.

Next on my list of things to try is armor for my son.  He might actually stand still for pictures.

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Appa was a good sport, but wanted to play.


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