Hello fellow forum members!
I have recently gotten into the costuming hobby. Over the last 2 months i have been trying to plan out and make connections to put together a "Lord Starkiller (hoth)" costume. Yesterday i went to a friends armor party to help someone finish up their mando costume and while there everyone ganged up on me and convinced me to do up my own mando costume to do while i put together my starkiller costume since it will probably take a year or more to get all the pieces and parts together.
Now i know i have an idea in my head as to what type of armor i want, and what the general "theme" will be. I want to do a crusader armor that looks like it has gone been modified with extra armor plates, ammo pouches and knives (maybe a sword? o_O) and been dragged through hell and back. I got a friend that has some serious artistic talent so maybe i have him translate it to paper. What are some good places to start looking for armor parts or people to talk to that can help translate my ideas into the real thing?