Originally posted by siem ardar:
you'll have to look at a picture to get it perfect, but i'm pretty sure there are three separate parts; the top right of the chest plate, the top left, and the bottom section.
if you can find a sheet of metal (even like a cookie sheet) and cut it and bend it and cover the sides with something dark purple/dark gray that'll keep it from cutting you, that might look great on the top part.
the bottom part of the chest plate is dark purple/fuscia and isn't as thin as the top of the chest plate. it's maybe a finger's width thick and is thicker on top than bottom. there's a seam running down it and a round (half-circle) cut out piece at the bottom.
the small metal thing the pipes go into could be made of sculpey (seriously i think this will work best in this case) or maybe from stuff you could find at home depot (shower heads?).
**NOTE...there are some symbols carved on the top part of her chest plate. i can only see them in the pictures taken on the set though, oddly enough. you can see them pretty well in a select (it shows a lot of the chest plate detail, i suggest you find a copy of it somewhere).
go find some tubes like that from anything (vacuum place, home depot, etc). they don't even have to be black. cover them with black electrical tape and then go find some parts and glue/sew/both/whichever to your vest. maybe even velcro it if you want to keep everything as seperate as possible.
leather or rubber. gotta be something really stiff. cut it into shape, maybe paint on the design, fold it over, use some rivets (paint them black). i think it's attached to the belt.
you could always, you know, buy something in this case and try to cover it/dye it (or have it dyed). that might work best.
you might want to screw with some discman/walkman headphones, anything else you can get your hands on and make them look like the stuff on her belt. the two things by where her belt buckle should be look like locks to me...the really heavy duty ones, not really master lock (though i'm sure you could use those if you covered their basic shape with some sort of mold).
one of the accessories looks like it's a thick ball chain. where you're going to find one of those now, i'm not too sure (a few years ago they were everywhere), but i'm sure you could improvise with beads.
there's something around her left leg, like a garter belt type thing. it might be another holster but i can't really tell.