I'm hardly one to give advice re: Zam as I have been collecting bits and pieces for over... two years (?) and have yet to cut into my neoprene. :o But I do know the LOTR_Costume formula, and it is this:
Keep in mind when you recreate a costume--
I want it now!
I want it cheap!
I want it to be perfect!
You only get 2 out of 3!!!!!! Pick carefully.
~~Zamovar, who has neoprene still in the shipping box, and a trunk filled with beads, unpainted greeblies, a pair of used Pradas, a set of used gauntlets, a chest plate, several feet of sump pump hose, hose connectors, and a blaster on order, but.... *sigh*