I doubted myself constantly during this build. I questioned when to glue, where to cut, how to paint, and so much more. Eventually I got to this point (left photo) and asked for help from @evilted_channel 's Foam Fanatics group on Facebook. The bit of encouragement and advice I received from the experienced foamsmiths on this page gave me the push I needed to keep going. With techincal, creative, and emotional support from my partner, sister, and pirate crew, it all came together in time for Con. Last night on stream someone asked which of my cosplays is my favorite and I immediately answered Diana. I guess what I'm saying is that it's incredibly easy to get down on yourself, especially when you're attempting something new and different, like I am right now with my new set of armor. It's so so easy to be dissuaded from your project, but challenges are 100% normal and probably necessary on the path to kick ass and slay gods. Also, big things take a village, and the cosplay and builder communities are full of people who want to see you succed. Happy Monday & happy crafting!