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    Aug 4, 2014, 10:29 AM - Dragon Age Inquisition Inquisitor Armor SKS Props #1

    Hey everyone!
    I started a new build about a month ago when I found out that I would be going to DragonCon this year. I knew that I needed something new and awesome so I decided that I would complete my Dragon Age Inquisitor costume. I completed the dragon helm last December you can see the build thread here http://www.therpf.com/f9/dragon-age-...2014-a-201412/

    I plan on putting out a very detailed build guide once the costume is complete and the convention is over. This will be just a basic guide so that everyone can see the progress from now till DragonCon. The game does not come out until November so all of my reference pics are just small screen shots leaked to the internet.

    I had never used the eva foam to make a complete costume so I thought this would be a great opportunity. All of the armor is constructed out of foam squares 1/2 inch thick that I pick up from harbor freight. The "leather" under armor is made using foam rolls 1/4 inch thick also from harbor freight.

    First things first I had to make a really cool and functional chest piece. This chest armor was of my own design with elements of the game incorporated into the details. I made templates out of card stock and transferred those to the 1/2 inch foam. All of the pieces were cut out using a band saw and then detailed using a dremel. The foam was formed using a heat gun and attached using super glue.



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    Aug 4, 2014, 10:44 AM - Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Inquisitor Armor Build for DragonCon Updated 8/4/2014 #2

    The Dragon Age Inquisition "leather" under armor was cut from the 1/4 inch foam and was detailed using a wood burning tool and hand stitched. Furniture tacks were used for the metal rivets on the armor and leather. Using the foam will make the cosplay costume hot but extremely light and cost effective.

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    Aug 4, 2014, 4:02 PM - Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Inquisitor Armor Build for DragonCon Updated 8/4/2014 #3

    Sweet helm. where do you buy your clay? I've always wanted to do a clay piece, but Hoby Lobby it is like $50/lbs!
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    Aug 4, 2014, 8:09 PM - Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Inquisitor Armor Build for DragonCon Updated 8/4/2014 #4

    I used monster clay from monster makers to sculpt the Dragon Age Inquisition helmet then resin cast it using smooth-on products
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    Aug 5, 2014, 9:16 AM - Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Inquisitor Armor Build for DragonCon Updated 8/4/2014 #5

    The shoulder pads were also made out of eva foam and detailed with a wood burning tool



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    Aug 5, 2014, 9:25 AM - Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Inquisitor Armor Build for DragonCon updated 8/5/2014 #6

    This is turning out AWESOME. What do you plan on coating the foam with?
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    Aug 5, 2014, 9:28 AM - Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Inquisitor Armor Build for DragonCon updated 8/5/2014 #7

    Pyrotechx said: View Post
    This is turning out AWESOME. What do you plan on coating the foam with?
    I will seal it with mod podge and hand paint it with acrylics
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    Aug 5, 2014, 10:07 AM - Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Inquisitor Armor Build for DragonCon updated 8/5/2014 #8

    Looking forward to your how to's for the paint, looks fantastic
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    Aug 5, 2014, 11:43 AM - Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Inquisitor Armor Build for DragonCon updated 8/5/2014 #9

    I usually loathe foam armors, but I can get behind this one, mostly because it doesn't look like foam (because time and attention was put into it), and I suspect after the finish work, won't resemble a marshmallow.
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    Aug 5, 2014, 1:15 PM - Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Inquisitor Armor Build for DragonCon updated 8/5/2014 #10

    Nice. Work like this reminds just how much I have to learn...
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    Aug 6, 2014, 10:10 AM - Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Inquisitor Armor Build for DragonCon updated 8/5/2014 #11

    Here are the constructed gauntlets with foam leather straps

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    Aug 6, 2014, 11:36 AM - Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Inquisitor Armor Build for DragonCon updated 8/6/2014 #12

    I would suggest going with real leather strapping. I would imagine the foam will wear pretty quickly and rub all the paint off, if not snap apart entirely.
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    Aug 6, 2014, 11:58 AM - Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Inquisitor Armor Build for DragonCon updated 8/5/2014 #13

    CyberPaddy66 said: View Post
    Looking forward to your how to's for the paint, looks fantastic
    I second this.

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    I would suggest going with real leather strapping. I would imagine the foam will wear pretty quickly and rub all the paint off, if not snap apart entirely.
    Agreed. It is nice dedication to the foam build, but this foam pieces will wear quick.
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    Aug 7, 2014, 9:10 AM - Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Inquisitor Armor Build for DragonCon updated 8/6/2014 #14

    OldSkoolEffects said: View Post
    I would suggest going with real leather strapping. I would imagine the foam will wear pretty quickly and rub all the paint off, if not snap apart entirely.
    I did some test pieces and wore them around the shop for a couple of days and they have held up fine for con wear

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    Agreed. It is nice dedication to the foam build, but this foam pieces will wear quick.[/QUOTE]

    The trick is the buckles are fake the straps Velcro into place

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    Leg and back armor



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    Aug 11, 2014, 10:38 AM - Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Inquisitor Armor Build for DragonCon updated 8/7/2014 #15

    Shin and boot armor. All constructed out of eva 1/2 and 1/4 inch foam





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    Aug 11, 2014, 1:00 PM - Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Inquisitor Armor Build for DragonCon updated 8/11/2014 #16

    I'm really interested to know how you got those curves on that shin piece... Heat gun and a pipe?
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    Aug 12, 2014, 8:51 AM - Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Inquisitor Armor Build for DragonCon updated 8/11/2014 #17

    Here is my eva foam to leather transformation. These pieces were all painted by hand using liquitex acrylics



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    Aug 14, 2014, 8:52 AM - Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Inquisitor Armor for DragonCon updated 8/12/2014 #18

    Adding the paint to the armor and leather



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    Aug 14, 2014, 6:41 PM - Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Inquisitor Armor for DragonCon updated 8/13/2014 #19

    GREAT SCOTT! This is friggin amazing, you're doing such AMAZING work and super fast. I love the idea of making straps out of EVA and feel really stupid for never thinking of it.Your painting is amazing too.
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    Aug 18, 2014, 9:30 AM - Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Inquisitor Armor for DragonCon updated 8/13/2014 #20

    Painted the shoulder armor moving now on to the legs



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    Aug 18, 2014, 9:51 AM - Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Inquisitor Armor for DragonCon updated 8/18/2014 #21

    That is incredible detail. The leather looks like leather would look! Everything looks just like it should. You should be proud of the work you are doing!
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    Aug 18, 2014, 10:27 AM - Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Inquisitor Armor for DragonCon updated 8/18/2014 #22

    Wow... You are an artist, very impressive! How did you get the nice rounded edges of the armor?

    Also could you recommend a wood burning tool to do that detail work? This is some of the best armor I've seen.
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    Aug 19, 2014, 10:23 AM - Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Inquisitor Armor for DragonCon updated 8/18/2014 #23

    masternewbie said: View Post
    Wow... You are an artist, very impressive! How did you get the nice rounded edges of the armor?

    Also could you recommend a wood burning tool to do that detail work? This is some of the best armor I've seen.
    Thanks!
    All of the armor detail was made using a dremel.
    My heat tool was just a cheap one from harbor freight.
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    Aug 20, 2014, 9:20 AM - Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Inquisitor Armor for DragonCon updated 8/18/2014 #24

    Shot of the Dragon Age Inquisition Inquisitor foam armor outside in natural light.
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    Aug 22, 2014, 8:45 AM - Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Inquisitor Armor for DragonCon updated 8/20/2014 #25

    Started the Inquisitor great sword yesterday. This is made out of eva as well and unscrews in the middle to breakdown and fit in my suitcase.

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