The gold chestplate is actually a lot of bang for your buck! The chestplate is made of a pliable yet firm golden plastic with ties at the shoulder and back and is long enough to cover the upper hip. This is a front plate only so the back is exposed. We recommend using one of the capes we sell in red or burgundy to coordinate with this chestplate and cover the ties on the back. Need help figuring out which to cape to choose, just ping us! This item is not available for shipping at the $7.95 flat rate, additional fees will apply.