Welcome to the Prince Armory Academy

Learn How To Make Leather Armor & More

The Prince Armory Academy will endow you with the knowledge to create everything from basic garb and costumes to masterpiece full suits of armor. Gain the skills to craft and embellish every component yourself. Our Patterns and Courses are for anyone interested in cosplay, live action role play (LARP), reenactment, and those pursuing a career of crafting. As we explore the vast world of armor crafting we will cover many arts and mediums  including: leather crafting, laser cutting, foam, wood, fabrics, steel, resin, 3D printing & more! 

Learn Prince Armory's Crafting Secrets

We are sharing a lifetime of hard won crafting tips, tricks, and secrets to accelerate your growth as an artisan.  You will be able to learn everything from the incredibly basic, to the super advanced – from a complete novice, to a professional artisan in business for profit. With topics covering every facet of leather crafting, armor crafting, design, art and custom work as a business, how to promote yourself, and more.

Premium Leather Armor Themes

Digital Apprenticeship Program

Have you ever wanted to learn how to learn the art of armoring or costuming? Or to create an epic armor or cosplay with your own two hands?  Our bundles are complete courses designed to “Learn By Doing” so get started today with our Fantasy Armor bundle to learn the broad strokes and then consider our future lessons and courses to build upon that foundation with additional methods and new techniques.

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Beginner - Warrior Armor Series

The Warrior Armor Bundle is coming soon and available for preorder at a compelling price that will be targeted at beginners and even first time crafters to learn the basic but very fundamental principles of crafting leather armor.

Intermediate - Fantasy Armor Series

The Fantasy Armor Bundle is a crash course of both leather crafting and armor crafting in one broad series to teach you how to create an complete head to toe suit of armor and is all you need to get going and well on your way to professional leather and armor crafting. This pattern bundle will also include future accessories and other gear designed for the theme later so you can save a bundle compared to purchasing the individual patterns.

The included video tutorials will literally shave YEARS off your learning curve. This course is beginner friendly but intended for intermediate students already aware of or willing to learn some basics of leather crafting and armor making.

Intermediate - Imperial Knight Series

The Imperial Knight is currently in progress and available for preorder. This series will build upon the Fantasy Armor series and will also show additional techniques for using a laser cutter in your projects.

Advanced - Elven Lord Series

The Elven Lord Bundle is coming soon and available for preorder with an early bird discount.  This series will build upon the Fantasy Armor series and is aimed at more advanced artists looking to take their crafting skills to new heights.  This series will be designed to the same level as some of our Prince Armory custom projects which start at $15,000.

Individual Leather Armor Patterns & Templates

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Each with Video Tutorials to unlock new secrets of leather crafting and armor making!

What's Next?

There is a mountain of content slated for development so keep an eye on our social media outlets and newsletter for announcements for new content! 
New Patterns, Lessons, Courses, and more are on the way!

Premium Armor Patterns

Complete themes and styles of  armor that will give you more style options.  New types of patterns and templates like  accessories and garb are coming soon as well!

Single Lessons

Learn from single video premium tutorials to learn a single skill or advanced tip.

New lessons such as wet molding, tooling, and many tips and techniques are coming!

Complete Courses

Get a more holistic learning experience from complete courses ranging in topics from how to design armor, how to pattern advanced designs, master leather carving, and the business of custom work, just to name a few.

Join us in an adventure of academic pursuit & craft your fantasy, into reality!

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Fantasy Spaulders Pattern+ photo review
Tyler Haas
May 13, 2021
These are awesome pauldrons! I cut some round notches into the points, and added a wider section of leather under the arm to change it up a little, an...More
These are awesome pauldrons! I cut some round notches into the points, and added a wider section of leather under the arm to change it up a little, and to help fill in the bare space under my arms. I used Prince Armory patterns for the helmet, pauldrons, gorget, and sabotons in this suit.
Fantasy Tassets Pattern photo review
Diarmid Harper
May 7, 2021
Excellent that quality detailing for any armour. Most LARPs I have been to demand that an area has to be 50% covered to be considered armour. The tass...More
Excellent that quality detailing for any armour. Most LARPs I have been to demand that an area has to be 50% covered to be considered armour. The tassets do this nicely whilst leaving thighs free for mobility.
Fantasy Scale Skirting photo review
Diarmid Harper
May 7, 2021
Takes a very long time to make but worth the effort. With the dye and gloss it creates a lovely emerald sheen that gives a beautiful finish to the lea...More
Takes a very long time to make but worth the effort. With the dye and gloss it creates a lovely emerald sheen that gives a beautiful finish to the leather. However the tutorial does mention to scale the pattern up, this is an easy part to miss the smaller scales don't look as good.
Fantasy Breastplate Pattern photo review
Diarmid Harper
May 7, 2021
This was the first piece that I made. Easy to follow and great for beginners.
Fantasy Full Arms Pattern photo review
Diarmid Harper
May 7, 2021
Great pattern. Easy to follow and fits very neatly. I altered the left arm to remove the elbow pad replace it with a sheet of leather to act as an arc...More
Great pattern. Easy to follow and fits very neatly. I altered the left arm to remove the elbow pad replace it with a sheet of leather to act as an archery arm guard.
Fantasy Greaves Pattern photo review
Diarmid Harper
May 6, 2021
A very easy to follow pattern with very satisfying results. A snug fir and very fetching look.
Fantasy Helmet Pattern photo review
Diarmid Harper
May 6, 2021
A great pattern for beginners, easy to follow and shape. I did find that the face plate was too long and scraped my chest when I wore it. To compensat...More
A great pattern for beginners, easy to follow and shape. I did find that the face plate was too long and scraped my chest when I wore it. To compensate I trimmed a bit off and cut out the sides to hear better. Worth it for any serious larper
Fantasy Female Breastplate Pattern photo review
Fantasy Female Breastplate Pattern photo review
Fantasy Female Breastplate Pattern photo review
Fantasy Female Breastplate Pattern photo review
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Britt Tuckey
April 22, 2021
Great pattern! This was only my second leather project but it turned out pretty decently. I referred to the video tutorial a lot throughout the proces...More
Great pattern! This was only my second leather project but it turned out pretty decently. I referred to the video tutorial a lot throughout the process and in particular the assembly. Perhaps a diagram of how the pieces are supposed to overlap would clarify the assembly process. Overall a great pattern and video.
Fantasy Breastplate Pattern photo review
Fantasy Breastplate Pattern photo review
Fantasy Breastplate Pattern photo review
Fantasy Breastplate Pattern photo review
Fantasy Breastplate Pattern photo review
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Zeek
April 16, 2021
My first piece of armor and it was a pleasure to make! Thanks to a really awesome pattern. Cant wait to finish the suit.
Filigree Bracers Pattern photo review
kris todd
April 15, 2021
Excellent pattern. It cut perfectly on the laser cutter and the two parts went together seamlessly.
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