This can work for men or women. Hey, men wore the skirts too! Haha. :) You can adjust the length of the strips and add more or less to your belt.
Step 1: You Will Need....
- tough string
- hole punch
- measuring tape
- a belt that you don't plan on wearing again everyday
- yard stick (you could use this for measuring before you cover it in duct tape)
- a shorter black or brown (contrasting color) skirt (preferably 13 inches or longer)
- some sort of fabric for the handle on the sword (a knee-high sock can work, if you have one and lost the other)
- & patience
Step 2: The Strips (what Else Would You Call Them?)
Take your duct tape and measure off a 26 in. strip, now CAREFULLY fold the strip in half. Make sure it's aligned on both sides! If you're like me, you won't want any imperfections, such as a bubble/wrinkle or and exposed sticky edge.
Repeat. Several times.
For a large belt, you may want to make approximately 11 of these strips, give or take.
Step 3: Then Points
Step 4: The Gap "fillers" :)
Once you have done that, you will want to use a hole punch and punch holes in the middle of both ends.
Step 5: Tying the Knot (haha, I Amuse Myself)
Next, take your string and measure out approximately 11+ pieces each 4 inches.
Tie each strip together (remember to do them all the same way, meaning the duct tape attaching the long and short strips should all be facing you or all facing away.)
Finally, you will want to attach them to the belt via duct tape on each (or every other) short strip. Adjust them to fit the belt (taking one off or adding some.)
Step 6: The Sword!! (Metal)
Make sure you left room at the tip to make a point to the sword, you can reinforce it by adding cardboard or just leaving it a soft tip (safety reasons or whatever.)
Step 7: Sword Handle (Hilt and Guard)
Next, for the guard, (you may choose to use cardboard for stiffness, but I didn't. You can just add more duct tape to make it more sturdy) add duct tape above the handle. You may continue to add more to reinforce it.
You can also add your own flair to this, make it any way you want! :D