So after many many years of saying I'm going to cosplay (but never actually doing it) I've finally decided that for AX 2015 I'm gonna go all out and cosplay but I really want to do a good job on it so I'd like to ask for advice on how to go about putting it together. I've gotten into great shape and put on alot of muscle I've gone from 170 pounds to 194 pounds and I'm nearly all muscle now. The Character I've decided to do is Angeal Hewley
from FFVII Crisis Core. I've already gotten the clothing and boots and I'm working on the belt right now but I know the armor and straps might be alittle more work. Also not really sure what to make the sword out of or if I should just try to look for one online. Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated.