If you decide to open a shop called “Epic Leather” you’d better have some seriously awesome wares for sale if you don’t want to sorely disappoint prospective customers. Fortunately shop owner and seriously creative leather craftsman Nathan Rodriguez, from Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, appears to have both the skills and the goods necessary to live up to the name.
This incredible modular suit of leather upper body armour, called the Dragon Slayers Bastion, was both designed and handmade by Nathan Rodriguez. The suit consists of 13 separate pieces, including a two-part mask (upper and lower), custom gauntlets, wrist covers, a wicked Dragon’s Head shoulder pauldron and a deadly looking vambrace.
“Crafted out of 7/8 oz Leather and 5 oz Oiled Leather. Each piece of this armor is tied together with a leather strap, and can be undone and reconnected with limitless possibilities.”
The whole kit is available over on Etsy for $3999.99 (USD) – which isn’t cheap, but when you consider the craftsmanship and time that went into creating this outfit, it’s probably worth it for the right owner. We don’t know how it would protect someone against an actual fire-breathing dragon, but it would make one hell of an awesome cosplay or LARPing outfit.