Fantasy Breastplate Pattern

Follow along with this Fantasy Leather Breastplate Pattern and Tutorial to learn how to make armor and various leatherworking techniques. Use the tips and tricks from the Free Video Tutorial for your other leathercraft and cosplay or larp projects.

PDF Pattern with step by step instructional video for crafting a fantasy leather breastplate from the How To Craft Leather Armor series by Prince Armory.



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This Fantasy Breastplate Pattern can be used for LARP (Live Action Roleplay) as well as cosplay.  Attend your next ComicCon, DragonCon, and Renaissance Festival in style!

+Printing, resizing, and other tips included as an additional document.
+Secondary Style included in primary PDF and provides a variation that gives smoother, more rounded design lines.
+By default, this is geared towards leather crafters but it is designed to make modification 
+Bonus Free Buckle Strap Patterns to add another level of customization to your armor set.

In every set of armor, the breastplate is the core piece that brings everything together. This customizable pattern gives you the starting design that you can incorporate into an existing cosplay, or create something entirely new. Add your own styles, tooling, dyes, paints, and other design elements for a truly customizable experience and create the cosplay or costume of your dreams.  Watch our past and future tutorials and videos for ideas on how you can make your armor projects over the top.

These breastplate patterns can be made from leather or can be made and mocked up alternatively with foam, card stock, worbla, and more. 

This design is intended as a unisex breastplate and has room in the chest section for comfortable wear for both men and women. If you would prefer a female breastplate we do have that available HERE as well. The sizing can be adjusted easily by scaling the pattern and adjusting the side plates.

The patterns include a PDF pattern that can be printed on any printer (Use tiled pages). A FREE step by step instructional video is available for this and other projects as part of the How To Make Armor series by Prince Armory. Follow the series to learn more armor components and leather working techniques.

Although this design is Fantasy in theme, the function is very real.  Watch the early part of the video to see a basic demonstration of how it articulates.  As long as you adjust the scale and fit properly, it will be incredibly comfortable and functional.



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Carl Scott
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January 12, 2020

Pattern worked great at 85% for my 12 year old. Left lowest layer off to help with movement but can add it later if needed. The buckle pattern kit was also very helpful. Thank you.

February 13, 2020

This pattern was great. I enjoyed making it and will be back for more.

lowell smiley
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February 18, 2020

this is my first try at making any thing larger than a belt. you patterns have made this easier than i would have ever thought.

lowell smiley
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February 20, 2020

First time working on a large project like this. your patterns have made the job and the creativity come out easy

March 5, 2020

Hi, please download the files from the site after purchase.

Shane Quals
March 6, 2020

Incredible start into making armor with leather! This was the first major project I did, and with the help of this pattern and the video with it it came out great. I left off the lower articulated part in this one, but have since done another with it and it functions very well.

Johnny c
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April 7, 2020

My son and I have built this together and have both learned a ton. My son is learning the meaning of dedication because this suit has certainly required it! The patterns are exactly what we needed and the accompanying tutorial video was perfect. We’re definitely going to finish out the series. Planning to make a suit for the dog also because every knight needs his trusty steed!

(verified owner)
April 28, 2020

Great pattern. I can’t buy leather here so I’ve made a practice piece out of pleather and have ordered some leather from overseas. It went well. I struggled with the sizing a bit at first but we got there in the end. I couldn’t dye the pleather so I painted on the gold and used a permanent marker for the black.

Andrew Trapp
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May 30, 2020

Absolutely fantastic pattern, sizing can be a bit tricky but other than that it’s perfect and easily adjusted or altered for your desired piece. And as an amateur the price may seem steep for a single piece but it is well worth it in the time you save making a pattern from scratch(trust me XD)

Daegan Lappin
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June 21, 2020

I had so much fun making this piece. It is the first major leather project I’ve made and it was well worth it. The template came together very nicely and is very well-designed with plenty of room to add a personal touch to it. I wish I had kept track of the hours I took to work on this, but I’d estimate it was probably somewhere between 25 and 35 hours. The people I’ve shown it to were very impressed. I’m super pumped about this and I’m excited to make the next piece in the armor set, whatever it is I decide to make!

Kim Matlock
(verified owner)
July 3, 2020

It was my first time doing this big a leather project. Instructions were simple to follow and I’m very happy with the result. Thank you for making the pattern!

Brian Kuhn
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July 7, 2020

This was a fantastic Pattern to work with. The flexibility both in design and once its built really are outstanding. I ended up creating 3 paper mock ups to get the size right, and adjusted the shape here and there to fit my body. Im 6″4″ almost 300 pounds so I knew the standard scaling wasnt going to work for me. The process to resize was easy, and the build really straight forward with the help of the videos.

(verified owner)
July 10, 2020

Amazing and simple to make I use it for motorcycle rides.

(verified owner)
October 22, 2020

Great pattern, loved making this piece

William Bailey
(verified owner)
November 2, 2020

I watched the tutorials constantly and really liked the design and it matched up with my costume. I built it in a week and got to show it off for Halloween and a costume party this year, won the “best costume” hands down thanks to this. Definitely adding to it

Jesse Baldridge
(verified owner)
November 22, 2020

I don’t do leather, but I was intrigued by the design so I bought the pattern and tried it out on some 4mm EVA foam. I think it turned out alright.

Peter Muegge
(verified owner)
December 2, 2020

Very easy to follow pattern and tutorial videos. Turned out to be an absolutely fantastic project.

matthew ducat
December 23, 2020

Used the pattern to teach my wife leather working, great for teaching

January 28, 2021

Toke some time to make it. But when u have all the parts done it’s so easy to put together.

Louis-Philippe Durand
(verified owner)
February 7, 2021

Simple and fun to do from start to finish. As my first leatherwork armor project it was an obvious choice considering the amount of time given to the tutorial and the attention to details for a newcomer. I can’t wait to finish the spaulders now.

Louis-Philippe Durand
(verified owner)
February 8, 2021

Everything in this pattern was a bliss to make. Perfect pattern to learn the art of leather craft and improve my humble beginning in the art of tooling. The video tutorials are a must and gave me confidence to make sure i have maximum quality and result. I can’t wait to finish the spaulders now and make the rest of it.


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