Cosplay, Cardboard, and Crying

So Emma and I have decided that we'd be perfect to cosplay as the Hawke Twins

This, of course, means building armor. From scratch. Out of...cardboard or some shit, I don't know.

First step is figuring out what the armor should look like, which is easy enough. Google that shiz, looking at cosplay pics, stills from the game, and fanart. The next step is figuring out how to make those ideas into actual things. Out of cardboard.

Of course, the cardboard is just the first layer, so we have to plan accordingly. And cry. Mostly cry. After Emma gets frustrated, and I make one too many fart jokes, it's my turn to take a crack at it. And it's going...well? I think? 

We've got my forearm armor section, and are attaching the hand bit. It's slow going, as we have no real workable plan, but we've got time before Dragoncon, so...We'll see how it goes. We'll keep you updated as things progress!