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  1. Qman101's Avatar
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    Nov 25, 2005, 3:05 PM - Cardboard Armor #1

    Do some people use cardboard as body armor? if so, do they also cover it with paper mache when they're done? sorry if ask too many questions.
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    Nov 25, 2005, 3:42 PM - Re: Cardboard Armor #2

    its alright u can never ask to many questions but i wouldnt recomend cardbord or paper mache.
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    Nov 25, 2005, 4:57 PM - Re: Cardboard Armor #3

    a cheap alternative is plastic Trash cans.

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...ighlight=trash
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    Nov 25, 2005, 6:50 PM - Re: Cardboard Armor #4

    well i remember some guy saying cardboard as the cheapest besides trash can armor. i think it was in a thread somewhere, but i don't know. of course, i think trash cans are too thin

    EDIT: the cardboard armor thing is somewhere in this thread. http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=10080
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    Nov 25, 2005, 8:57 PM - Re: Cardboard Armor #5

    You'd be surprised how much plastic you might already have in your house. Alot of packaging has decent plastic. Food containers, mom's old kitchen plastic or go to a 2nd hand store. Cardboard is just too fragile even with paper mache. I'd rather go with something more sturdy than thick. Be creative and start looking in different places and you may have more luck with less headaches down the road.
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    Nov 25, 2005, 11:45 PM - Re: Cardboard Armor #6

    Lol i'm planning to use milk jugs! well, actually, that idea came to me after searching the internet and finding guides to make a darth vader costume (it was my costume on halloween).

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