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09-14-12 02:16 PM
Silens This one is my favourite.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/10651283...ll-arm-harness
09-14-12 12:14 AM
Silens It's been a little while since I posted about this but I just found some stuff of interest.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/99498690...cat1_gallery_8

http://www.etsy.com/listing/10523199...ref=v1_other_2

There's quite a bit of this stuff lying about Etsy and it should come up recommended once you've viewed these.
07-26-12 10:32 AM
Silens I'm probably not gonna tape it onto the handle. I'd like as refined a look as possible, really. The pole is more likely to go through the axe rather than sticking on onto the other. I'll have a look for those tubes next time I'm near a Wilkinsons.
07-25-12 08:21 PM
andygorn Yeah, can be expensive if you buy brand new, but you don't need brand new as long as it's washable.
Also, as long as you don't screw with them by putting holes or other permanent things onto it, you can re-sell it if/when you get tired of the cultist.

Or just work out what length you want + waist size and then get a really cheap ladies skirt off EBay or from a charity shop?

Were my suggestions about boltpistol and axe okay?
07-24-12 07:25 PM
Silens I was really hoping for something cheaper. xD
07-23-12 11:15 PM
HonorableMan andygorn's right, a hakama would be real good for the legs, though in my kendo experience they can be really expensive. The pleats are really hard to keep in them and you need to do a lot of fancy folding to keep them crisp, however, but don't let this deter you, because they have the perfect look for what you're going for.
07-23-12 12:20 PM
Silens The plastic teeth when made you just press the soft plastic onto your teeth. I'm not sure if they're a one-time thing or if you can remove them.
07-23-12 07:05 AM
andygorn Just suggestions which occurred to me (they might be rubbish, I don't know).

Lower-leg clothing:
I think what suits best are hakama (used for Kendo and Iaido).
You can get them off EBay and the pleats in them look really cool.
If you want something harder-wearing, go for Tek(t)ron ones

Armour:
Most markets or haberdashers sell sheets of leatherette for cheap £ and it's quite sturdy, so could use it for strapping and/or cheap showy belts (possibly not great for a real belt which you want to actually hold something up with, but okay for embellishment and decoration).
Also, if you are going for a hard material like plastic as armour plates (e.g. on the shoulders), then I think you need something smooth underneath, so you could make under-padding (or whatever it is called) from the leatherette so that it doesn't chafe.

Weapons:
For me, nothing says chaos like a regular melee weapon. I'd go with an axe as it's going to be the cheapest to make.
Broom handles cost very little and you can cut them down to whichever size you want. (also, you can glue and tape things to it, or paint onto it if you wanted to add extras like sigils or icons it to).
Insulation foam to make a blade out of is pretty cheap as well.
Don't just make the blade as you see it, eg
______
.........]
.........]
......../

Instead make it have a couple of 'lugs' at the top and bottom so that you can use these to give additional support when you tape it onto the handle?
[]____
.........]
.........]
......../
[]

Bolt Pistol:
If you have one near you, Wilkinson's homeware stores do lengths of plastic pipes.
Get 2 of the largest diameter (I think it's about £3 for a 2 metre length of 40mm size),
one length longer than the other, tape them together (longer length on top).
Cover with foamcard for the box sides.
For the shells:
Get a tube of the smallest diameter, cut into x-sized lengths, then in half lengthways, make a box and glue them onto it. Then build up the sides to make it into a clip with the 'shells' showing.

Teeth:
You'd still need some way of setting them onto your teeth. I have no idea what people usually use, but you don't want stuff like glue or adhesive in your mouth
Most joke shops (or even £shops around Halloween) sell vampire teeth.

Hope any of this might help?
07-23-12 04:07 AM
HonorableMan well hey, if this guy's gonna have a bolt pistol, where one bolt is harder to make than a whole lasgun, then a chainsword/axe is no big deal. I said gasmask because almost all of the cultist models i've seen have gas masks on.
I was thinking the belts over, under, and through the plating, to hold the armor on and make the costume more complex.
07-22-12 02:06 PM
Silens I don't think lowly cultists have the honour of being given chain weapons because they're expendable cannon fodder but it's certainly something to consider. I'm not fussed on the gasmask idea, partly because I hate wearing those things but also because it seems less chaosy to me and more DKoK.

Would the belts be over the armour plating or underneath it? I like the idea of lots of tattered buckles holding everything to me.

Another thing that came to mind were teeth. Years ago when I was a kid I watched a program called Mystery Hunters (I think) and there were random bits where some science guy would tell us random things. One thing I picked up on was a halloween idea where you got strips of plasticard and cut them into like.. 2cm x 1cm strips (Maybe more) and then using hot water, moulded them into sharp looking teeth. I wouldn't need these all around my mouth but just at the front to add to the scaryness.
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