Started: November 2014
Completed: September 2015
Total Cost: ~$200
Total hours: ~150
Awards: Best Journeyman Craftsmanship (Granitecon 2015)
Both sides were decorated with fake 'bolts' made by inserting a thumb tack into a hexnut. Everything was handpainted and weathered with acrylics.
The rest of the clothing pieces are made out of a dark brown faux suede material. I drafted all patterns for these pieces, including the corset, which is boned with zipties and closes in the back with a series of eyelets. The corset reduces my waist by one inch, though for the purpose it serves, it really doesn't need to take in anything at all. The thigh guards are actually hand-tacked to the under suit, as they have a tendency to slip down my legs.