Michelle and I were originally planning on making our own harnesses but since we live a country apart, have very limited time together, and we have several costumes to do, we decided to buy the harnesses instead.
We bought from CosplayWho, and I was a little wary, but overall I’m happy with the results. I plan on doing a review later (after I get the whole rig on and wear it around a little bit,) but there are some initial thoughts below the cut.
As you can probably see, the straps leave a lot of room for different sizes. I’m 5’1” and weigh maybe 90 lbs. and I can get the leg straps on pretty tight and still have some extra holes left, though there’s a LOT of extra belt that then flops around and needs to be dealt with. I’m a little worried that the buckle at the top of the chest piece won’t be tight enough for me, but I haven’t been able to get everything on, so I can’t fully test it — I’m cautiously optimistic, though.
The main problem with size are the vertical straps that go down from the shoulders and connect to the waist; they’re too long on me and, due to the way they’re built/connect, I’m not sure of a good way to shorten them so they don’t sag outwards.