Introduction: Craft Foam Batman Alternate Universe Gauntlets
These gauntlets are inspired by an alternate universe batman suit designed by 3d artist Adam Fisher.
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Step 1: Supplies
- Craft foam sheets 2mm & 3mm
- Self-healing Mat and x-acto knife
- Standard scissors
- Gorilla glue
- Super glue
- Elastic strap material
Step 2: Create Your Pattern
It took some time for me to get the dimensions correct. But all in all I am happy with it. I decided I was going to cut out the material from the bottom part of the forearm so that I can attach straps. Ultimately, it will be easier to put on and move around with.
Step 3: Template Files
Step 4: Test Fit
Printed, cut and taped.
Step 5: Cut Layers Out of Foam and Glue Together With Gorilla Glue
Unfortunately this was the only shot I took during construction. The backing and the top most layers was made out of the 2mm thick foam and the rest out of the 3mm foam.
Step 6: Spray, Bend & Attach Elastic
After the glue dries, spray at least 3 coats of Plasti-Dip to the front side. When that dries, bend and super glue the elastic straps. Measure carefully.
Step 7: Add Blades
I decided I was going to add the blades after the piece was bent so they fall in the correct place.
- First I freehanded some blades for a good size then cut them out with a scissor. I placed the pattern side by side so I can eliminate a lot of waste.
- Then after marking the location of each blade with a sharpie, I glued them on with Gorilla glue. Since it takes a little bit for this type of glue to set, I used blue painter's tape I had lying around to secure them upright.
- After the glue was dried, I re-sprayed with Plasti-Dip.
Step 8: Bonus: Mask & Shin Guards
I purchased this full mask from Rubie's. After trimming the face away and opening up the eyes a bit, I sprayed it with 3 layers of Plasti-Dip. It gave the mask more of a structure and added a little bit of a sheen to it. The shin guards are a work in progress and still need to be sprayed.