There’s not a lot to show for two weeks of work on this. I’ve made the trousers, but they don’t look especially impressive hanging on my dressmakers dummy, so no photos yet. The main reason I’ve not made much visible progress is because I decided I wasn’t totally happy with the collar and cut it off. I’ve redone it, but that took pretty much a week to do. It doesn’t look much different, but it was more about fit for me. My old one was too thick and I struggled to get it on and comfortable. This one is made out of thinner foam so it fits better and I can move my head properly.
I’ve made and painted my pauldrons though, so I can show those off. They look like octopus…es? pi? Spiders. They look like spiders, but the legs are actually going to wrap around my arm.
Next comes the strapping. It’s not going to look exciting, but it probably will take me a week to do. I need to strap all eight legs on the pauldrons to go around my arm, strap the pauldrons to the chest piece and strap the chest piece to my base layer. I’ll be taking photos to explain what I’m doing, as I’m using a couple of different techniques. Then I promise I’ll go back to doing more interesting things!