Welcome to the Prince Armory Academy

How To Make Leather Armor & More

Learn to craft and embellish incredible full suits of armor, elaborate costumes.
Our Patterns and Courses are for anyone into DIY, cosplay, live action role play (LARP), reenactment, and those pursuing a career of crafting.

Our Digital Apprenticeship

Have you ever wanted to learn how to learn the art of armoring or costuming?  Become our Digital Apprentice and Learn by Doing! Our BUNDLES are more than just a collection of patterns and are designed to provide a step by step guided experience where you can learn by creating something epic you can actually use and wear. Each module is an investment in your continued crafting development and will expand your knowledge into new disciplines and techniques. The included video tutorials will literally shave YEARS off your learning curve. 

Bundles

Start with our Fantasy Armor bundle to learn the broad strokes of leather and armor crafting.
This course is beginner friendly but future modules will expand upon both more basic, and more advanced techniques.

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Warrior Armor (Coming Soon)

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. (Beginner Course)

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.  (Beginner/Intermediate All around crash course)

Imperial Knight (In Progress)

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. (Intermediate Course)

Elven Lord (Coming Soon)

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. (Advanced Course)

About Prince Armory

Prince Armory has been crafting high end custom projects since 2007.  We have crafted countless full suits of fantasy armor and art projects for companies, celebrities, and private clients all over the world including notable names such as Samsung, Madonna, Mannowar, Cinderella (broadway), Narnia (Theatrical), Nexon, Magic The Gathering, Six Flags, Saturday Night Live,

Premium Leather Armor Themes

Learn Our 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.

Leather Armor Patterns & Templates

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

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

Student Reviews

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Imperial Knight BUNDLE - 50% OFF PRE-ORDER photo review
mf_petrie
June 17, 2021
The gauntlets were a challenge but I enjoyed making them.
Fantasy Greaves Pattern photo review
janine.kayser
May 26, 2021
I used this pattern to give me a base for a greaves project with a bit of a different design. It helped me a lot to get the basic shape and size righ...More
I used this pattern to give me a base for a greaves project with a bit of a different design. It helped me a lot to get the basic shape and size right so I could add custom detail. So yes, the picture i uploaded is certainly not a 1:1 fantasy greaves version but I think you can still see a lot of similiarities. So even if you are not really into the the explicit design of the greaves there is still a lot of valueable information you can extract from the pattern which saved me quite some time and nerves. As a pattern newbie I still tried to create one from scratch at first and was close to quitting when I started to use this pattern for reference I finally started to see some progress. I created a paper mockup from this pattern and started drawing wild shapes onto it eventually resulting in the greaves on the picture.
Fantasy Helmet Pattern photo review
Fantasy Helmet Pattern photo review
Fantasy Helmet Pattern photo review
Fantasy Helmet Pattern photo review
Fantasy Helmet Pattern photo review
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Craig Pitcher
May 24, 2021
My first build with your patterns. The video did great to lead me down a successful path for completion. The tooling was much easier than I thought it...More
My first build with your patterns. The video did great to lead me down a successful path for completion. The tooling was much easier than I thought it would be and really gives the piece a great look. Everyone that comes to my house notices the helmet and must try it on. I plan to build more of your patterns. Thanks!
cal005
May 19, 2021
Just the thing to get me a bit more focused and make my LARP character a worthy suit of armour! Due to in-character events the helmet is different an...More
Just the thing to get me a bit more focused and make my LARP character a worthy suit of armour! Due to in-character events the helmet is different and I went a little crazy with details and personal touches....I certainly stand out as having one of the best kits on field now!
Fantasy Tassets Pattern photo review
Gary moon
May 16, 2021
I made my tassets in mahagony from weiver leather and water formed d the three I gold edged the tassets to match a fantasy cuirass
Fantasy Helmet Pattern photo review
Alicia Menendez Hurtado
May 15, 2021
I used this pattern for my own fantasy armour design and it's by far my favourite part of the whole thing.
I love how it turned out, it's amazing!
Fantasy Breastplate Pattern photo review
Cynthia Vachon
May 14, 2021
I watched all the tutorials many times before diving into this. For a first timer in leathercrafting, I was really surprised by how easy it was to fol...More
I watched all the tutorials many times before diving into this. For a first timer in leathercrafting, I was really surprised by how easy it was to follow the video and making my armor. My boyfriend's loving it and he's already asking for more parts to go with it.
Fantasy Breastplate Pattern photo review
Fantasy Breastplate Pattern photo review
Fantasy Breastplate Pattern photo review
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Greg Kline
May 13, 2021
Great project! Fun and easy with the video tutorials!
Fantasy Helmet Pattern photo review
Fantasy Helmet Pattern photo review
Fantasy Helmet Pattern photo review
Fantasy Helmet Pattern photo review
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Greg Kline
May 13, 2021
Very fun project and with the video tutorial made is easy.
Mandalorian Helmet photo review
Mandalorian Helmet photo review
Mandalorian Helmet photo review
Mandalorian Helmet photo review
Mandalorian Helmet photo review
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Ray Reynolds
May 13, 2021
Easy enough to follow the pattern and turned pretty good for a first attempt
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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!

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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.

There is a mountain of content on the way so keep an eye on our social media outlets and newsletter for announcements for new content! 

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! New Patterns, Lessons, Courses, and more are on the way! With topics covering every facet of leather crafting, armor crafting, design, art and custom work as a business, how to promote yourself, and more.