RMO & BCO
405th Regiment Officer
If you're going for a multi-day wear of the same costume bring some super glue, black paint and a silver sharpie at a minimum as a repair kit. The paint and sharpie are to cover up any dents or rubbing that may have chipped paint away at friction points. The glue is in case you have a seam pop and you need to get to the Cosplay Repair Station or back to your hotel where you can decide if major repairs are needed or if the super glue will hold.Con question for all you veterans out there: What is the amount of wear and tear on your armor after attending a con? I mean, basic wear and tear without any exaggerated movements, dancing, running, etc. Just normal walking around, posing for pics, etc.
Expect a lot of weird touching. Like a lot. People love pulling at ODST shoulder pieces for some reason. If there's anywhere on your suit that I'd recommend strengthening it's the shoulders because that's what will be bumped into while moving through a gormless crowd and people will always go for that spot to test "is this real armour".