Help identifying items in Mockingjay or how to produce similar items..

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by SirCrowley, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. SirCrowley

    SirCrowley New Member

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    So I recently watched Mockingjay and I noticed that all of the district 13 soldiers had a very unique and eye catching cool "armor". I read that the armor is all mostly designed by a professional costume designer, but are there items similar to the ones, or ways to make them? Shirts, pants, boots and a holster aren't an issue, but the "armor" plates, along with a gear rig seem to be the unique points, there are pictures attached for reference to the "armor", the rigs, and even the backpack things featured on said rigs. I noticed in one scene raiding the "victors tower" they are wearing standard black FAST helmets with side covers, but the armor, whaaat? Anyway, all suggestions are helpful, thank you.
     

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    Yeah like you pointed out most of it looks custom made, but honestly if you're just looking to get "close enough" for the sake of a costume/cosplay I think there are some good pre-existing pieces to look into. The armor plate could be achieved either through fabricating your own (EVA foam/sintra) or with some real riot gear.

    This one gets used a lot, I think it's been on TWD and some RPF'ers have started their Civil War Crossbones builds on it

    http://secprousa.com/image/cache/da...ear-chest-protection-riot-gear-66-700x700.jpg

    And I figure that a mix of black BDU shirt/jacket and possibly jeans could get you the look of the soft gear

    http://www.armysurplusworld.com/product.asp?ProductID=7209

    The chest rig is a little more difficult because of the attached back/butt pack, but the front of it looks similar to this LBV style vest.

    https://cdn1.bigcommerce.com/server...jKOtvS2gL__71887.1421094122.1280.1280.jpg?c=2

    None of this stuff is screen accurate at all, so sorry if that's more what you're aiming for, but these are the things that popped into my head when I looked at the pictures, and I figured they could be good starting points at least.
     
  3. Ricky23

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    Hi there I've been looking for the same stuff as you and I've had some interesting finds

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    The boots are French combat boots

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    The pants are just your average black ripstop cargo pants

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    Only certain models the back pack style

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  9. Bigdaddy

    Bigdaddy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    When I did my armor almost all of it had to be custom made, for the ballistic plates in the picture (chest and arm "scales" ) black Rubbermaid waste cans are cheap and easy to cut and form with a heat gun. Though they offer no actual protection, they take a lot of abuse from wearing the costume without having paint chip off, and resist cracking even under stress. Good luck!
     

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