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Simple armor projects

We've been busy with USITT and production on Assassins, but some of my students presented simple armor projects today. Here are some photos!


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Winged/flame-inspired arm guards by first-year Erin Abbenante.
These were made from foam and craft felt, with the intent of creating an
extremely lightweight armor item suitable for a dance performance.

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Game of Thrones-inspired paldrons by second-year grad Denise Dietrich.
These are made from Wonderflex, leather, and felt.

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The helmet to accompany first-year Katie Keener's mask from earlier in the semester!
This helmet is Wonderflex and felt.

For both Denise's and Katie's pieces, they built up the Wonderflex with vinyl spackle, and stabilized its edges with wire. Katie created her filigree effect with puff paint, while Denise used stiffened felt to create dimension on her paldrons.

Comments

Beautiful. How's the staying power of the spackle as a material? Does it hold up well to stage use?
The helmet from this post:

http://labricoleuse.livejournal.com/128982.html

...has traveled around and been worn and shown in the past 4 years, and the antlers themselves have been damaged and needed repair more than the helmet itself!
That's pretty impressive!