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Sesshomaru - Armor WIP by Zuum Sesshomaru - Armor WIP by Zuum
For some time felt like uploading some WIP pictures to my DA, but never really pulled myself together to do it... I hope to keep WIP's up and upload as much as possible since I find other peoples WIP/tutorial very inspiring and why not be a part of the sharing people... :3

I know that his front armor is all flat and stuff, but honestly that was just too easy and I just didn't like how it looked like IRL, so I decided to use some "artistic freedom" and kinda make it my own way without loosing the original design too much.

I'll try to explain how I worked with it, but my English is limited so I'm sorry if some of it doesn't make any sense... 

Materials:

Fun foam
Worbla (not so necessary) 
Yarn
Hot glue


Process: 

I made the form of the middle piece out of foam and bend it on the middle to give it a more 3D form.
I glued on some "stairs" from the middle and out (made of foam) to help the form of the armor before gluing on a layer of foam.

I basically did the same with the side of of the armor before gluing it to the front piece.  

The horn was made out of worbla, but you don't have to make it out of that.. I just got my very first sheets of worbla and felt like trying it out..
You can use foam to this part as well.  
When you are done you can glue it on the front piece. 

Before using spraypaint on the armor, you need to coat it with either liquid glue, acrylic paint of something that is a bit thicker than spray. (otherwise the foam will make a funny looking surface) 
I used acrylic paint all over the armor and used the same color so then it wont give different kinds of nuances. I like to use black because black is good a good base color :P

when the acrylic was dry I painted it with the silver spay that I bought and simply waited until it was dry before I made some shadows by blending a little of the silver spray with the black acrylic and just painted it on.

The red pong pongs (donno what to call them XD) was made out of yarn.
I wrapped the yarn around the armor from the top and to where I wanted the yarn to end. And just keep going until I felt like I had the amount of yarn as I want. When I was done I tied a piece of yarn around the long logs of yarn, starting from right under the armor and until I thought it looked the way I wanted it. Then I tied a knot on the back and cut of the leftovers along the the bottom of the long piece of yarn and tadaaa!
... Wow... That last explanation was a mess.. I hope you get what I meant. ._____.


Anyways that's it for now.. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask and I'll do my best to explain it :P
Have a nice day :heart:   


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:iconbabydoll05:
BabyDoll05 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015
How thick was the foam? I noticed at Micheals they had the sheets and some that was thicker.
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Nepumuc Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015
Hey! I really like your cosplay!
Can you tell me, how the armor holds around your body?
This is a big problem for me... I'm working on a Sesshomaru for a upcoming Convention myself atm Q_Q
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Zuum Featured By Owner Edited Sep 8, 2015
Hi! 
Thank you I'm glad you like it! 

I'll do my best to explain it. 

But I made my armor with foam and then glued some pleather to the front - paint would crack if I used that.. 
so in the side of the armor I used Velcro to close the armor and it's just the right side so there is no way for it to slide up or down during the con. :) 
So basically I when I'm about to put the stomach armor on, I open the armor, wrap it around my stomach and then close it in the side with Velcro. 

I hope it was helpful! 
good luck with your costume! :highfive:
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Nepumuc Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015
I'm so sorry for my late response!
I just had seen your message by now and the convention is already over but I'm very thankful for your answer!

Fortuitous I have used a velcro to XD
It worked well!

thank you again >w<
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Gaioz Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
How do you connect that to the shoulder and main body armour?
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Zuum Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
I glued it on the body armor. :)
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Gaioz Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Oh thanks for the reply! Is it then difficult to pull the armour over your head? 
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Zuum Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
Not at all.. I made Velcro in on of the side of the chest armor. That way I only need to open it, put it around me and close it again. :)
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Gaioz Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
OMG thats a very good idea! I was trying to figure that out for ages but i was originally thinking to use shoe laces but I'm not very sure how EVA foam will fold out 
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Zuum Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
I wouldn't be so worried about the foam, I would be more worried if you painted  the foam because then you have to be careful when you open the chest-plate because the paint could crack :/ 
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Gaioz Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Oh that is very true! But I was actually thinking to spray paint
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Zuum Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
That's a great idea! :3 I would test it with a small piece of foam first, just to make sure that the foam and paint doesn't take any damage but it sounds like you got it covered good. :3
I wish you the best of luck! :hug:
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TaishoBee Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My armor is broken a bit in the back, I really think this would make a nice update in places. Dang flying state to state with cosplay armor!
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Zuum Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Aawh what a shame! D: But yeah that is the downside with transporting cosplay... they can break sometimes! D: 
good luck with repairing it :3
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TaishoBee Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, ugh, but thank you! :)
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Valdrein Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Looks amazing!
Can't wait to see your finished costume <3
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Zuum Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Thanks! :hug:
I seriously can't wait to finish him! He's a small childhood crush of mine (one of many) so I'm super excited out it!
huhu hope you'll like the final result! :date:  
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AdlezAxel Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
OH that looks so crafty and NICE ;W;
Must also have such a nice surface! Great paint job as well, hun <3
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Zuum Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Thankyou honey <3 You tough me well! ^^ 
Hahaha it has been lying in my (cold) window for about a month so the other day I realized that the painting cracked a bit... luckily it's not so bad! :3 Nothing some glue can't fix.. :3
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AdlezAxel Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Mmmhh glue!!! When you use Wobla, do you have to use paint for wood materials or can you just use universal paint like we normally do?
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Zuum Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Well it depend on how you want it to look like.. 
The surface is a bit rough so if you want it to bee all smooth and stuff you need to use some glue or acrylic paint to smooth it out.. but if you are okay with rough look you can just paint it.. 
I can bring a small piece for you the next time I'll stop by for you to see and test on if you want to? :3 
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AdlezAxel Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I don't think I will ever have money enough to use Wobla, but I'm still very interested in seeing how it looks because I'm so curious!
I hope I can see you soon ;A; <3
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