I hadn’t heard of Might & Magic Heroes 7 until I came across a costume by Germia based on the game. In case you’re curious, it’s a strategy based PC game from Ubisoft. Germia dressed as a Haven Paladin from the title, and her work on the armor is nothing short of gorgeous. She put a lot of thought into the design and which materials to use so it would be functionaly while still staying true to the look in the game. She explains:
A little insight in how I think about each part of cosplay – what materials to use and how to connect the pieces to hold on their place and allow me to move. This is one of the hardest parts of cosplaying – how to make something irl and make it function, look good and be still true to the original design.
For this elbow armor for #Haven #mighthero I’ve designed a three part construction from EVA foam, moosgummi and fabric connected with elastic bands to allow me to bend my arm. It could be opened and closed with velcros. Now I have to only make it.
In addition the EVA foam, she used Worbla for sections of the armor and used black leather to make the corset. You can see some collages showcasing the progress of the costume below and there are even more along with Germia’s notes at Facebook.