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The Inevitable Evolution of Fan Armor & Costumes

Oh good Lord, what a topic of discussion this issue is and will probably continue to be.
Who copied who, who sculpted what, what was changed and why, the questions are endless. After a while
the redundancy is enough to make you want to pull your hair out.

First, I feel that most screen used props are, for the most part, pretty rough in real life and do not present well at live appearances. Screen used props
are normally produced using cheaper material and depending upon how long they'll be in a specific scene, much of the detail is weak or simply left out completely.
Let's not forget that screen used props are simply too valuable to wear or play with.

Somewhere a happy medium needs to be reached between screen accuracy and real life presentation, where fans are less than 12 inches from you, peering at every crease, angle, and detail.

As fans are always seeking more accurate costumes, it's pretty common that when a piece of original costume is found, one person will reproduce it and then others will normally follow either by re-casting (which can lose detail) or by purchasing laser scans and creating patterns using five axis routers, or even by using an RPM (Rapid Prototype Machine).
There are any number of means to accomplish this task, it's just a matter of finding those who have done it correctly and not lost any detail.  Seems as though everyone wants to claim every piece as theirs and thus the battle on the forums never seem to stop.

Over the next few years it's pretty safe in saying that almost every single set of armor and every costume produced by most fans builders will all be nearly identical, variations caused
by either mold quality, material quality, or quality of the machine. Yeah, I said quality three times in one sentence.
Costumes, as a whole, are becoming more accurate, hence the term, 'Evolution of Armor'. We'll just call this the EOA hypothesis.
The fans are the ones who really benefit from this EOA.

 





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