Well as the title says I want to build an HEV just like Gordon Freemans. And I want it to look good and act good, meaning I want it to be able to take a knife and I could walk away (not that I intend for that to happen). I simply want to make something that is not only cool looking but functional. I just came from Cosplay.com, and after an hour or 2 of the users telling me to use carboard one suggested this site and here I am. And yes I want this suit to look good and not be made of cardboard. (I doubt Gordon Freeman would last long in cardboard) Why you may ask? Boredom, couriosity, something different, either way I just want to give it my all.
But more to the matter now. I have a certain level of perfection I want to reach. This shows what I mean.
This is what I DON'T want my suit to look like...
This IS how good I want my suit to look...
In addition, I am willing to use high materials like kevlar and carbon fiber. So any ideas?