After a little time to mentally recoup, I dove head first into a Gladzy Kei battle sailor scout. I started with the breastplate following a pattern from KamuiCosplay using EVA foam sandwhiched between Worbla. I then used painters tape to trace out how I wanted my details to look on it. I molded the boobs from two layers of Worbla using a carousel horse snow globe (see pic 4 ;p). After adding all the details I coated the whole breastplate with 4 layers of gesso and sanded it down for a smoother finish, which I learned I still need it smoother next time. I added 4 small D-rings to each back side of the breastplate and laced it up with white ribbon to look a little more dainty. I did the same process for the arm and leg bracers and molded them around my arms and legs very carefully (it's super hot so watch out!). I attached D-rings on the leg bracers and used stretchy elastic to hold them on and laced up the arm bracers with white ribbon.
I sandwiched EVA foam between Worbla for the belt and shoulder pieces. I heated up the belt and formed it around my waist to make sure it fit properly and used velco to keep it on. The shoulder pieces were and still are the death of me. I had the hardest time getting them to fit on my shoulders the way I wanted it to and have an even harder time deciding how to keep them on. I ended up using D-rings and stretchy elastic to hold them on, one band in my armpit and one around my arm. You can see in picture 19&20. It was pretty uncomfortable and hard to keep them up so this will for sure be modified next time!
I ended up using 2 layers of Worbla for the shoe covers and molded them around the shoes I was planning on wearing an attached them with D-rings and stretchy elastic that went under the ball of my foot and around the arch. They stayed on pretty well and I didn't notice the elastic under the ball of my foot while wearing them.
My outfit wasn't compete without a giant moon stick! I made it using PVC pipe, Styrofoam covered in Worbla and crafting clay.
All in all I think it turned out alright for my first go-around with body armor and Worbla. I learned a lot on what to do next time and definitely what not to do next time!