Making Your Suit
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The suit/gimmick/outfit is an iconic part of being an RLSH. Very few choose to go without, and it can be a powerful statement about your mission and ideals.
What the suit does:
- Protects your privacy
- Expresses who you are
- Protects you
Don't worry about getting it perfect the first time. Your look can and will evolve to better fit you, your style, and your environment.
The way The Phantom-Knight's suit evolved
Spectral Hawk’s Suit Advice: Focus on the functionality of your suit prior to the aesthetics. In purchasing or making equipment for your suit, keep in mind what you plan to use it for. For example, if you plan to solely work at outreach events, you do not need to waste money on expensive armor.
If you plan to go on safety patrols, you should buy protective armor. Any type of impact-resistant armor or even bullet-resistant armor is going to keep you safe. As a student of criminal justice, I recommend getting bullet-resistant armor that covers all handguns, as handguns are the most commonly used firearms by criminals.
I recommend getting at least level IIIA plates and trauma pads (even if the bullet does not penetrate, it can cause internal bleeding and even rupture organs), which are rated for up to a .44 magnum. That being said, avoid engaging with any criminal that carries a firearm or any weapon for that matter. Report illicit activity to trained law enforcement!
In addition to buying protective gear, make sure that you are buying from a credible source. Remember, you get what you pay for!
Finally, you want to look unique. Your greatest ally in creating a unique look is to base the aesthetics of your suit around your persona/gimmick. Generally speaking, the easiest way to achieve this is through your logo and your mask. Those two pieces should be most representative of the iconography you seek to display. Further, your suit will always be a work in progress - even if you think you are done. There is always more to do!
Spectral Hawk's Suit
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