My latest cosplay attempt (Death from Darksiders 2 in Reaper form) carries these two books chained to its belt. Progress on this has been slow because of uni, but I’m steadily pulling it together. At 8 hours they probably took far longer than necessary but I’m really pleased with them!
They’re made from EVA foam and the only skilled part was painting them I guess. I’ll post a tutorial when the whole belt arrangement is done.