Everyone, here Vergia Farrow is sharing her experience of making this Batman inspired gauntlet, she will contribute many valuable cosplay contend to our blog , let’s expect and see how she did this in the following article first.
As with all items that an individual can create, you can either find a pattern or layout for what you are making or something close to what you are making. I personally love to use patterns when it comes to clothing items. Accessories I tend to stray off the beaten path and create layouts. This means the item could end up an exact duplicate, or can just resemble the item the replica is made to resemble.In this tutorial, I chose to create a gauntlet that was Batman inspired.The materials I used for it are as follows:
1. Craft foam sheets(5 ½ x 8 ½ ) 8 ½ x 11 stock card paper
2. Terraflex (You can use Worbla, Terraflex is a little cheaper and works very close to the same) Hot Glue Gun (to attach the craft foam sheets to each other as well as the terraflex)
4. Duct Tape
5. Sturdy scissors Ruler
6. Measuring tape (the ones you use for your body, not carpentry)
7. Heat gun(or blow dryer if you do not have a heat gun. Blow dryers take a little longer to heat the plastic) Plastic Primer (primer not made of plastic will likely melt your hard work)
8. Acrylic or Citadel Paints (Citadel paints are model paints sold my gamers workshop. They are expensive, but worth the money)
9.Velcro with doublesided tape on the backside
The first step I took was to research and decide on a picture of Batman to base my design on. I then measured my arm around the wrist, middle of forearm and top of forearm near the elbow. I measured the length from my wrist to my elbow as well. This is important to make sure the gauntlet is the accurate length you would like it to be.
I then took the card stock and taped two pieces length wise together. I measured from the bottom of the paper towards the top for accurate length, and used the middle of the taped together sheets as my middle point to put the arm measurements, to have equal lengths on both side.
Measuring around the points on your arm, you want to make sure you overlap about 2-3 inches when finding the measurement. My wrists are 6 inches around, and when I overlapped to make the flaps that are shown, the measurement changed to 8 ½ inches.
I took the straight edge of the ruler, and connected the lines from the wrist line to the line at the top of the arm line. This creates the overall shape. After cutting the initial shape out, I taped two more pieces of paper together and traced the first shape onto it. I used my ruler to sketch a ¼ inch measurement from the edge around the whole shape. From here, I cut the ¼ inch excess from the second shape. This creates the ‘step’ effect along the edges.
I used smalled sheets of craft foam, so I had to tape 4 small sheets together (as shown in pictures) to cutthe initial shape out for one arm. I then took one sheet, and took the corners from the original foam to save on materials. I taped the corners to the single sheet of foam, and then trimmed it to match the shape of the second cut out.