I larp and for some of our flatblade, and mostly shield, tech we do plastidip and use through the roof. At work so when I get a minute will find a few images to post. I know some SCA members use plastidip on their rattan weapons and it holds up pretty well. One of the girls in a neighboring kingdom to mine cosplays and made her armor out of camp pad using pd and ttr.
Edit: As the girl has her cosplay pics on her personal fb, she said she would move them to her alt so they can be shared. Look up Plastidip Artist group on fb. They can help if you want to try it out.
Edited, Jan 28th 2013 8:18pm by Zymunn