I love it when you guys share your projects and finds over on the Epbot FB page. Here's something particularly awesome that came in a few days ago:
Linda C. writes, "My daughter didn't like the brace she had to wear after surgery, so a friend helped her steampunk it. Best part, now folks are intrigued, and come up and ask why she has to wear it rather than just staring."
My jaw actually dropped, you guys. It looks like custom cosplay armor, right? SO COOL.
I asked Linda if she had more pics, and she kindly sent over a bunch. Here's her daughter, Maddie, in the original brace:
Linda writes, "This is the 'before,' when she also needed a walker. We were in a bad wreck, and she had a T12 fracture. She's been having a spectacular recovery." (Thank goodness for that!)
"Sarah, the design mastermind, also does set design for our theater group, and helped with sets for a steampunk version of 'A Christmas Carol.'"
Here's the back:
And some process pics:
Great use of appliques!
It looks like they painted over paper gears to get that great design silhouette. The metal trim is on the bottom edge:
And one final beauty shot of Maddie in her finished brace:
Thanks so much for sharing, Linda, kudos to Sarah for doing such a great job, and best wishes to Maddie for an even speedier recovery!