Cardboard Armor

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    Cardboard Armor

    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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    Re: Cardboard Armor

    its alright u can never ask to many questions but i wouldnt recomend cardbord or paper mache.

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    Re: Cardboard Armor

    a cheap alternative is plastic Trash cans.

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...ighlight=trash

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    Re: Cardboard Armor

    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
    Last edited by Qman101; Nov 25, 2005 at 7:02 PM.

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    Re: Cardboard Armor

    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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    Re: Cardboard Armor

    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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