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Anyone know a good place to buy leather?

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Check this:

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I don't know if it's think enough to meet armor requirements, but god it looks sexy

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Armor leather has to be at least 12 oz. thickness to pass. So long as the total thickness is 12 oz. is met, you'll be fine. That, however, is 2-2.5 oz. You'll want to look under the armor leather section here:

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That there is 16 oz.

Another option, which is 10-12 oz. is this:

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*Grumble* both of those are ALOT more expensive and don't look nearly as good

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Thicker leather is more expensive lol. And dye can make things look a lot nicer! emoticon You can also layer different leathers together. If, say, you had a bunch of 10 oz. leather, you could put that decorative 2-2.5 oz. leather on top of it and meet the requirements as well as having it look the particular way you want it to.

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Oh gee thanx cuz if u spend mur $$$ itll tly be bttr


I'm probably going to make my mask from the gator skin and use the hide for armor. also in the mean time the rabbit pelts make great garb addition.

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Oh gee thanx cuz if u spend mur $$$ itll tly be bttr
 



Bro, don't ask for help and then say stuff like this. The internet can't tell if you're joking and it makes ya sound like a douche.


Also, for what you were looking at, it wouldn't take a LOT of effort to tool thick leather into that type of effect. For my armor, I used single pieces that are thick enough (a bit more so, in fact) to make sure I didn't have to ply my leather together. The thick cowhide though is smooth. Fortunately, it'll take tooling fairly well if I need designs.

What Measger was suggesting would be best, if you can afford it, but otherwise, just getting armor-thick leather and tooling it could work too. Armor dye goes a long way as well.

Of course, if you're just needing "the look," then armor-thickness isn't really a problem.
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you said that mask armor needed to be thinner than regular armor because it needed to be more pliable and lighter to wear, what is the rules on that?

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Armor rules are the same across the board. When making a mask, you should use thinner leather and make it thicker with more thin leather so as to meet the minimum thickness requirements. Leather as thick as Cordane's is not good for making a mask (unless you're going for the whole flat board on your face look) and so thinner leather (maybe 8 oz.) should be used to get the general shape you want and then layered with an additional 4 oz.s of leather.

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