I had a little anvil for Christmas. I've always wanted a suit of armour but the real thing is way off the scale of my budget. I can't make it all on one O-level in metalwork while trying to run an entirely unrelated business. So I'm building some of it myself and buying the hard bits. It's based loosely on mediaeval armour - though I have neither the patience nor skill to make my own chain mail - and made on a lightweight, under-clothes design. The horn of the anvil is perfect for shaping.
The main things beyond my skill and patience are the helmet and gauntlets Fortunately there are options available. Gauntlets are already out there.
I have helmets already but I am tempted by this and this.
It's not easy. What's the well-dressed psycho wearing these days?