Step one, make a base. To get the Boob cups I blew up two balloons in roughly my size and covered them in paper mache (newspaper, glue and water).
Then I traced a bra onto cardboard and taped the boob cups on.
Squares, so many squares.
Each square is glued on with only a glue gun.
Slowly getting there.
For the edges I used strips of craft foam, again just glued on with a glue gun.
Before painting I covered the entire armor in wood glue. Then I did one layer of bright green acrylic paint.
To get a more metallic look I sprayed it with a this layer of metallic grey paint.
The edges were painted gold and all the scales first got dark shading and then the tips got a thin gold coat with a dry brush.
The armor is laced up like a corset in the back, and this is the final look of my character - which people have named "Cardboard". More post about the horns, crossbow and total look later.
The armor is just lased on as a corset in the back, with grommets for the holes (see tutorial on corset for more info about grommets and such)