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May 29, 2012
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Lin Bei Fong by Onyx-chan Lin Bei Fong by Onyx-chan
Friend took a quick picture of my Lin Bei Fong Cosplay at fanime.

I decided to try my hand with Sintra for my first attempt at making full armor in any form. The stuff was really fun to work with and it felt great to wander in stuff I could take a punch in literally.

Still got stuff to finish by comic con(pouch, workable reels) . But for the most part it was a good test run before the final full version :). If anyone captured me in this at fanime let me know, this is literally the only picture I have ATM.
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Very-Crofty Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm looking to make this costume for a friend and in exploring methods Sintra seems to be one of the best options. But I'm worried about the flexibility of the suit. I'm curious, is the armor still pretty flexible? Can you bend and sit while wearing it? Or does is restrict movement?
Onyx-chan Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sadly sintra is hard armor. The pieces are rigid with only a tiny bit of flex. Due to this her outfit has to be made in parts and siting can be a challenge. If you are looking for a completely flexible armor I'd suggest using a foamie-based method. I can move since I built joints into the armor, but to sit comfortably I generally take off the skirt or breastplate.
Lady-Medusa-Gorgon Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
How did you make all of the armor out of sintra? It looks awesome :) I'm supposed to cosplay Lin too in a few months and I'm really worried I won't be able to get it done.
Onyx-chan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It took a lot of planning, patterning and trial and error. Luckily, I've been making costumes for a bit now so basic drafting comes pretty quickly to me :). This version is only at about 80% the other picture in my gallery shows it at 95, with a re-done breastplate and skirt(re-doing boots for dragoncon). I wish you luck with your Lin! You'll get it done, just go slow and have patience. Sintra isn't the only method I've seen her made out of, there have also been some beautiful versions made with craft foam.
couhby Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This cosplay is awesome! This armor really looks sturdy, just like Lin's metal armor. You're one of the only Avatar cosplayers who makes sturdy looking armor, most people have armor that looks soft and flimsy.
Onyx-chan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
IGY-MIND Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
CelticBlood Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Student Writer
what is the armor made of?
inicka Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
it looks awesome!
I loooove the armor, it perfect!

Im looking for a nice looking Lin wig, but I can't find any wigs that works.
do you know were I can find one?
MoostacheMadness Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Omg this is so perfect! How the heck did you make the armor? Im working on a Lin cosplay myself but I dont even know where to start with the armor T__T
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