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Mandalorian Armor => Female Armor => Topic started by: FlusherCape26 on Feb 14, 2020, 04:52 PM

Title: Youth Female Armor
Post by: FlusherCape26 on Feb 14, 2020, 04:52 PM
Hey mando's I'm making a set of armor for my little sister for wonder con and I could use some help, I making her a Fett/Death Watch style armor. I didn't bother looking for any child size templates and just free handed some of my own and want to know if her chest armor is properly sized. Any guidance and help will be greatly appreciated since my cosplay experience is making Halo armor.

(https://i.imgur.com/QCaLdSr.jpg)
Title: Re: Youth Female Armor
Post by: Kay Toh on Feb 18, 2020, 11:41 AM
Yay mini-mandos!
The wizard of flight templates have some all the way down to 3'4" tall (they're labeled accordingly) - so you might try those! They're here under boba fett: http://mandalorianmercs.org/get-involved/costume-templates/
They look pretty dang good but her collar piece needs to come up higher. I've heard it described as supposed to be almost choking you  :rolleyes:
Spacing might need to be a bit wider between the chest and belly armor too.
Title: Re: Youth Female Armor
Post by: Kris Jasra on Feb 29, 2020, 07:30 PM
I'd suggest cutting the collar in half, then taking from the centre of the collar and attaching it back together so it's not so wide, then resizing the chest and ab to match the new collar width.

The best fit will likely be when the side tabs over the shoulder follow the line of the t-shirt rather than being far wider.
Title: Re: Youth Female Armor
Post by: FlusherCape26 on Mar 02, 2020, 04:45 PM
I'd suggest cutting the collar in half, then taking from the centre of the collar and attaching it back together so it's not so wide, then resizing the chest and ab to match the new collar width.

The best fit will likely be when the side tabs over the shoulder follow the line of the t-shirt rather than being far wider.

So realistically how small should the plates be? Or could you give me a rough estimate on how many inches should be in between the edge of the torso and the plates?
Title: Re: Youth Female Armor
Post by: Slade Kel on Mar 03, 2020, 08:35 PM
This is a quick and dirty rough image, but essentially, the yellow lines mark where the outer edges of the plates should be, more or less:

(https://i.imgur.com/56loE7z.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Youth Female Armor
Post by: Kris Jasra on Mar 04, 2020, 02:16 AM
Thanks Slade. Just about to boot my computer up to do that.
Normally I'd suggest a little smaller on the height too, but best to go for a small gap between plates and slightly longer plates for kids. As they grow you can shift the plates apart a little and get as much use out of them as possible before they're outgrown.
Title: Re: Youth Female Armor
Post by: FlusherCape26 on Mar 05, 2020, 11:25 AM
This is a quick and dirty rough image, but essentially, the yellow lines mark where the outer edges of the plates should be, more or less:

(https://i.imgur.com/56loE7z.jpg?1)

You're a Saint ❤ thanks you so much for this, I'll make these adjustments