Question about armor builds

Infernalaxe

New Member
I'm building an ODST set and was wondering if I could put the chest,ab,and back plates on a flak vest or plate carrier instead of making one with the foam I'm going to use and still be deployable? My materials are finally coming in and Im.going with ODST instead of spartan like I originally planned.
 

RandomRanger

DMO and Armory Assistant
Division Staff
Community Staff
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S063
Hi Infernalaxe, glad to hear your materials are arriving! First off, I just wanted to remind you that deployment is entirely optional. It's meant as a celebration of the hard work you put into making your costume :)

While it may be possible to deploy using a plate carrier, as some people successfully deploy using motorcycle armor as an undersuit, it's hard to say if it's deployable until we see it. Using a plate carrier alone and having no ODST-specific armor would not be deployable, as it would be considered an incomplete costume. We like to avoid costumes that look generically sci-fi or generically military given that Halo has a very distinct art style. It may be possible to use a plate carrier and build ODST costume armor on top of it, but I can't say for sure without seeing it in action.

Personally, I'd recommend building the full torso. It's the simplest path to deployment if that's what you're after, and your costume will be better overall for it :). With the torso being the largest part of the armor, I understand that they can feel kind of looming. Sometimes I'll choose to build the torso sooner rather than later so I can get that pressure off. Fortunately, the ODST uses a lot of flat and smooth components, so it should come together faster than a Spartan torso. Plus, I think you'd take more satisfaction in knowing you built it :D!

Also note that Deployment requires being a member of your local regiment (Midwest Regiment). For more information about regiments requirements, see here: New Recruit FAQ
 

Infernalaxe

New Member
Hi Infernalaxe, glad to hear your materials are arriving! First off, I just wanted to remind you that deployment is entirely optional. It's meant as a celebration of the hard work you put into making your costume :)

While it may be possible to deploy using a plate carrier, as some people successfully deploy using motorcycle armor as an undersuit, it's hard to say if it's deployable until we see it. Using a plate carrier alone and having no ODST-specific armor would not be deployable, as it would be considered an incomplete costume. We like to avoid costumes that look generically sci-fi or generically military given that Halo has a very distinct art style. It may be possible to use a plate carrier and build ODST costume armor on top of it, but I can't say for sure without seeing it in action.

Personally, I'd recommend building the full torso. It's the simplest path to deployment if that's what you're after, and your costume will be better overall for it :). With the torso being the largest part of the armor, I understand that they can feel kind of looming. Sometimes I'll choose to build the torso sooner rather than later so I can get that pressure off. Fortunately, the ODST uses a lot of flat and smooth components, so it should come together faster than a Spartan torso. Plus, I think you'd take more satisfaction in knowing you built it :D!

Also note that Deployment requires being a member of your local regiment (Midwest Regiment). For more information about regiments requirements, see here: New Recruit FAQ
Thanks for the reply, love your vids by the way. And I will probably just make it all. Deployment is something I'm highly interested in, meet new people and all that. I'm working on getting done what I need for regiment membership. Thanks again.
 

RandomRanger

DMO and Armory Assistant
Division Staff
Community Staff
Member DIN
S063
Thanks for the reply, love your vids by the way. And I will probably just make it all. Deployment is something I'm highly interested in, meet new people and all that. I'm working on getting done what I need for regiment membership. Thanks again.
Thanks, and best of luck on the build! Looking forward to seeing your deployment application come through when you're done ;)
 

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