Wednesday, September 1, 2010
DIY Batman Costume: Gauntlets
I found a cheap pair of kids shin-guards that fit around my arm, and colored in the fabric black and put black duct tape over the rest.
To cut a groove in the shin-guard for the spikes, I drew a line down the center with highlighter (something which actually shows up on black duct tape) and used a Dremel drill to cut into it.
I put the spikes in, and sealed them in with Goop, which is amazingly strong.
batarang to cover up the plastic that had been exposed in cutting and give it a consistent finish.
Finding gloves to wear over them proved tricky. There are lots of good work gloves with padding that would look right, but I couldn't find any that are all black. In the end I bought a black and red pair and just used permanent marker to make it all black (I tried fabric dye but the gloves are 100% unnatural so the dye didn't stay).
See all of the batman costume here