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Dark Knight

Registered: 02-2004
Location: Central Coast, CA
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Inexpensive Comic Style Gloves - Tutorial


I figured I would put this up in case it could help somebody with no fabrication/sewing skills like me. emoticon


I used the following: (note-stuff marked with * were not used on the ones in the pics)

- women's full zip up boots made out of stretch pleather, bought 2nd hand = $4

- pair of tight fitting black leather gloves (go up just past the wrist) = already had these $0

- black foamies = $ .50 (one 8" x 11" sheet)

- *small bottle of liquid latex = $3-4

- *black plasti dip spray = $6-7 per can

- super glue gel = $1

1: Cut the tops of the boots off at the desired length you want. Measure from the top down, cutting through the zipper. Now cut parallel to the zipper so it is still intact and looks functional OR just open the zipper so you have an open piece of material with an exposed zipper edge on either side. Since it's stretch pleather, you won't need the zipper anyway.

2: Create a template for your fins to whatever size/style you want. (I drew one on paper.)

3: Cut fins out of foamies sheet.

4: Brush a layer of liquid latex over the fins to seal them and let dry. I've also heard of using a solution of water & elmer's glue to do this.

5: Spray the fins with a layer of Plasti Dip, let dry. Repeat this step as many times as you wish to get desired finish and stiffness (mine were 2 coats).

6: Measure your forearm (where the top of the gauntlet will sit) and wrist (where the bottom of the gaunlet will sit).

7: Mark the boot tops to the proper measurements. One side should overlap the other.

8: Apply super glue gel to the surface where it will be covered by the other side, line up marks and press together, let dry.

9: Put on the gauntlets (they now slip on like bracelets) and position the exposed zipper (seam) where you like, then mark where you want the fins.

10: Super glue the fins in place, let dry. I positioned the zipper on the outside of my arms which also helped me to align the fins quickly and easily.

You can then glue the gauntlet bottoms to the tops of your gloves if you like, but I didn't want to because I wear them for more than just my batsuit.

So now you've got some good form fitting gloves that work great with any comic style batsuit.

Best things about these...

- They cost less than $20.

- And the hardest part to making them was... waiting for the glue/latex/plastidip to dry!

The first ones I made are packed away in storage, so I made another pair since I had all of the materials on hand (except for Plasti Dip). I didn't spend as much time on these as I did on the first ones, so they're definitely not perfect, but you get the idea of how they should turn out.

I'm going to work on these more because I actually like the size and shape of the fins better than the ones I made for Halloween.

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Registered: 02-2004
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Re: My quick, easy, and cheap comic style bat gloves


Nice job!
-Tony
 :)
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Registered: 06-2006
Location: Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada
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Re: My quick, easy, and cheap comic style bat gloves


Definitely going to give this a shot :)
Might use something harder than foamies for the fins, though.

I need to find a nice pair of leather gloves.

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Adam

"Deep down, Clark is essentially a good person... Deep down, I'm not."

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Registered: 05-2007
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Re: My quick, easy, and cheap comic style bat gloves


Very cool :toocool :up

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Colin Ninja Q
Note to self hire more henchmen, good ones this time!
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