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Caped Crusader

Registered: 10-2006
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Leg Straps


I just got a set of 92 legs in the mail and want to make them with a strapping mechanism...

here's what I was thinking...

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the pics is just a quick thing I made in microsoft paint, so it's not great in the detail department...

I know that Artsee1 has a strap tutorial, but that's for the full facade, not the lower half.

I want to make the legs and kneecaps as one piece connected by the straps, as seen in the pic...

I'm going to hvae to reinforce the facade, as it's thin... I have a sheet of black rubber that I was going to use... should I attach the anchor points between the legs and the layer of rubber sheet?

I'm also wondering if DAP "Liquid Nails" is hwat I should use..... I've seen stuff in the archives, but I'm sure there's been stuff found since those were stored...

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Re: Putting straps on legs only?


Yeah, straps can work, but you may get a "wave" effect in bewtween where the straps are because the whole edge isnt reallt fastened. What are the legs made of? Got a pic?

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Re: Putting straps on legs only?


You probably should use both straps and velcro.
Those knees won't stay in place with straps.

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Re: Putting straps on legs only?


I would just invest in some underarmor legings and glue them on.

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Re: Putting straps on legs only?


Go to Artsee1.com, he's got a tutorial that shows one of my costumes IIRC. I can't seem to find the pics of my suit with straps.
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Re: Putting straps on legs only?


the legs are made of latex. I don't have any decent pics except what was posted in his WIP thread... these are the flawed test-pulls that Hunterbat did. :)

tk1055, can't find underarmor leggings anywhere except the shorts.

Brin, I'll add some velcro here and there to add to the "quick-release" I'm shooting for. I want to get these on fast and off faster :p

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Re: Putting straps on legs only?


BINGO. ZAP super glue (nothing less) and some Wal-Mart compression workout pants ($13 ish online). Wax-paper your legs underneath and glue away. The straps WILL SUCK, I have used them twice before :P You'll save $ on velcro and etc just glue them up! And stop running around in sweats! Good luck kid!

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Re: Putting straps on legs only?


I can't track down the long-legged compression pants on walmart.com....

Safe to assume then that loc-tight glue gel is out of the question the, Brian? I've read tons of threads sayd DAP, Bondini, stuff like that.....

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Go to Di*ks sporting goods. thats where I found my last pair

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Re: Putting straps on legs only?


I called them a while back and all they had were the shorts.... I'll check again in the morning, we have business on that side of town anyway.

BTW, I apologize in advance if I seem different than usual.... I had a very wierd past few days.. starting friday evening and continuing until god knows when.... :coffee

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