The task of creating shoulderpads isn’t an easy one. I have to create something round out of flat surfaces.
It’s all going to be in the layering. I start by cutting a notch in the pieces so they can fit together better and bend after they are glued. I spent a little more time than intended on these, adding that strip across the pad and cutting more of a pattern in the inner part of the shoulder pad. These are embellishments I hadn’t really intended to do, but I’m glad I executed them as they occurred to me. The pieces look much better for them. I also added a little elastic to the bottom to keep them together. I plan on sliding these on and tucking them into my breastplate.A little paint and we’re done. I considered doing the whole thing red, but I’m glad I changed my mind and kept the white patches on the sunken parts. It’s one of those extra details like the yellow gloves that give the suite more character.I think it’s high time we did the chest piece, don’t you? Joins us back here next month as we create the largest part of the costume!