Lessons Learned Cosplaying in (Foam) Armor

Post date: Aug 31, 2014 2:07:12 AM

  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.