The belt that comes with the suit is two pathetic sad sad pieces of ABS plastic which does nothing apart from make you look like a right prat (and is not movie accurate). So I got some leather from Tokyu Hands for about 5000 yen and made my own. I was really annoyed that I had to actually pay for leather - back at my dads studio I could nick all the leather I want! This is what many troopers do (make belts - not steal leather from dad) and you dont have to screw the belt on like the ABS belt.
This is another example of how passionate our friend at COSTUMEJUNKIE is at making suits for his clients. What a bafoon (I am a bafoon too for believing that I was going to receive a quality ready made armor).
This is Car Mold. Its normally used on the edges of a car door to protect the door from being chewed on by gerbils. What I intend to do is spray this white and have it going along the edges of the suit. I have seen other troopers do this and it makes the suit look about 52 times cooler.
This is a small amount of the velcro that I had to remove from the armor that our friend COSTUMEJUNKIE put together. grrrrrrrrr.
More to come as the suit nears ready-to-go-about-Tokyo mode.