Introduction: Avengers Series 1: Black Widow Cuffs
This years halloween theme is Avengers.
I will be uploading several instructables detailing how I put the various outfits together.
First, the black widow gun-bracelets.
Most online tutorials advice you to buy a bullet belt and use pieces for the bracelets. A brilliant idea,
accept, i Live in South Africa and we are much more limited in what we can get.
So I had to make mine from scratch.
Hope you enjoy ;)
Step 1: What You Need
Making actual bulets would have taken too long.
So i chose to go with tubes.
Finding the right sized tubes seemed impossible (also the mall was super crowded on the first saturday after pay day and i wanted to get out of there)
My eye fell on these party horns and I realized that the mouth pieces would work brilliantly.
So I used 2 mouth pieces
silver acrylic paint
Step 2: Taking Apart the Party Horns
Pretty straight forward:
I cut off the card-board horns from the mouth pieces.
Step 3: Painting
i brushed the acrylic on vertically (from end to end) rather than horizontally because I thought streaks in taht direction would look more realistic.
i found it easiest to put them on my finger as I painted them rather then holding them on both ends.
I put them to dry in front of the heater.
Step 4: Glueing
I put a thin strip of supper glue on the bottom of each 'bullet' and then pressed it firmly onto the rubber bracelet.
I found it easiest to rest it around a glass while the bullets dried.
Step 5: Top Elastic
Because these mouth pieces are tapered I had a little more trouble getting them to hold together at the top too.
I used a cheap elastic and wrapped it around each bullet.
Too keep the elastic from slipping off the bullets, i put another coat of paint over the front of the bullets
Step 6: DONE!
be sure to give it enough drying time.
I am not sure how well these will hold under pressure.
Either way, I don't need them to last long.