Armor thy self

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As some of you may know, cosplay/costuming can be serious business to those who are passionate about it. One of the hardest areas to create stuff for? Armor. I’ve had friends and co goers a like all confess to how difficult it can be. Apparently, this person didn’t get that memo.

Kjerulf’s Armor

This leather and metal armor piece is the work of Ryan Bolduc of Steam Viking. He creates beautiful hand made custom armor pieces for all for cosplay/fantasy needs. Even just smaller finishing pieces like this super fancy leather eye patch.

There isn’t much to see up in his shop since the majority of his work is custom made, but based on his glowing reviews he’s also made boots, weapon holders, and even custom hair barrettes. Truly a skilled artisan that is worth bookmarking for that next piece of custom leather/metal work for your costume.

~Nicole


Suit Up

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I know I’ve mentioned before how much I’d love to give cosplay a go, but how I need to find a character first. A friend of mine already has his character picked out (Dart from Legend of Dragoon), but is unsure how to make the armor. I may have found someone who can help him out…

Carapace Bracers by swanboy

Swanboy is a leather workers, and his work is just gorgeous. It’s all authentic pieces (no foam core or light substitutes) so you’ll have to wear the weight with it, but the look is worth it I’d say. Most of his pieces seem to be original designs, but he also does some amazing cosplay stuff as well.

NCR Ranger Armor by swanboy

He’s been a member of DA for 9 years now, but you can also find his work on his etsy shop should you be in the need for some quality leather armor. ^_^

~Nicole