Once I realized that I already had most of the pieces needed to make a Bartertown Guard costume, I threw the rest together
in time for DragonCon '09.
First off, I put together another set of shoulder pads with various car tail lights, etc. I got some old shinguards, and I sewed some black feathers that come already attached to a strip of black fabric. Thanks to Karol from madmaxcostumes.com for the feather strips!
I had some old, black cargo pants and I wore my weathered ATV boots. For the stomach armor, I took a section of rubber
matting and cut it to size. Then I added a belt, the car emblem, and the furs.
I hung my extra crossbow bolts from my belt, and I put on my wristbow and hubcap buckler. Karol (again) from
madmaxcostumes.com gave me some old bike tires that I turned into bicep armor. I cut them to size and rivetted them
together. Then I added some elastic straps and I was done with them.
I used a paintball mask rivetted to a Halloween mohawk to finish it off. I later spray painted the mohawk brown, and then
black to make it look more realistic.