Nora Protector Medium to Heavy upgrade review 🎯
Left photo is Protector Medium shot at Sydnova 2018, and Right is Protector Heavy shot at PAX Aus 2018.
Several different components were upgraded or replaced during the June-October period:
🔹Woven Belt - Made completely new due to the old one shedding paint onto the rest of the costume, and closures (velcro) not holding up. Replaced with tan vinyl (not painted this time), and secured with gated closures for strength.
🔹New Armour - One of the most noticeable differences is the array of armour on the skirts. All are individual and are made of foam wrapped in Worbla. I also made a new knee plate as I lost it at OzCC Sydney.
🔹Armour wrapped in Worbla - I discovered Worbla for this costume and wrapped most of the armour in it for strength and durability. I can know sit on my skirts without fear of the foam crushing, and brush past people without fear of my vambrace guard scratching.
🔹New Headdress - I love my armour crown. It also hides the horrible hair line of my cheap wig haha
🔹Skirts - Now lined and stitched on the topside for appeal and keeping it together a bit better.
🔹Arrows - My original feature arrow was too long for my suitcase to Pax, so I used one my quiver arrows and made a new head from Worbla scraps the night before the con.
🔹Bow - I'll tell you right now that this is one of my favourite props, and one of my first big ones, I've made. It's pretty obvious that it wasn't finished in the left photo, and you can see how far it's come in a few months :)
🔹Misc. - A few little things to include like refreshed embroidery on the shoulder yoke, fur on the shoulders, new pants (better colour), some new colour and weathering on armour, and better Focus placement by altering the ear clip.
Apparently I've found my moves for Aloy and won't budge as I was able to find photos of the same position for both variants haha
This build was challenging for me, and I look forward to building my skills through my next projects!
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