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Lessons Learned Cosplaying in (Foam) Armor

posted Aug 30, 2014, 7:07 PM by Lewis Baumstark
  1. Limited arm movement means I can't scratch my nose, wipe sweat off my face, etc.
  2. Elastic is not enough to keep thigh and upper arm pieces in place.
  3. A wicking undersuit is magic.  I was more comfortable in the armor than in shorts and a T-shirt in this late-August Georgia weather.
  4. Design for bathroom breaks.
  5. Design to accommodate sitting.  In chairs.
  6. You can't use a smartphone while wearing gloves.  Simply checking the time becomes a major undertaking.