Harnessing, strapping, and mounting
The goal: Create something that is adjustable, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing!
This part has been by THE HARDEST BY FAR for me!!!
After many attempts with duct tape, super glue, and EVEN INDUSTRIAL VELCRO!
With the help of a friend, I have FINALLY found a method that has given me some promising results and hopefully can help anyone else trying to wear their 3D printed cosplay parts.
If you didn’t care to watch my video detailing how I did it (although I truly believe it best conveys how to do it)
Here’s a summary of where I’m at so far….
Step 1 - Create a Harness system
This one isn’t too difficult as there are a plethora of resources and people who have done this before me. Nothing unique here, but bellow you can see my harness system. (Note: legs have not been harnessed yet)
Step 2 – Strap Armor Together!
With a friends’ help, I found the best way to get web strapping to hold to armor is with these 3d printed mounts.
Link for the file
Now the original file was a bit hard for feeding through my 1 in strapping so if your using that size, you’ll probably want to resize this file.
(or go to our discord and request that custom file from a member)
I have so far mounted these to my armor with hot glue only and they hold on VERY firmly, once I’m happy with the placement, ill permanently weld these to the armor.
Here are some pics with my current mount points:
Step 3 – Adjust
TEST, test, and more tests. Having this adjustable system has greatly helped me getting the sems fairly close. (Still a WIP...)
Currently, I’m working on trimming and a method to add padding inside of the suit to be more comfortable and adjusted Perfectly together.
Hope this guide is of some help to you all.
Got ideas or improvement suggestions? PLEASE comment them bellow!
Thanks for reading!