DIY Raven Teen Titans Belt & Accesories Tutorial

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Hello everyone! I have had MANY questions about how I helped make my cosplay partner's Raven accessories. Therefore I have decided to do a quick video tutorial explaining the process of making Raven's belt, brooch and hand gems. Here are the supplies you will need...

This process will take 3 days if you are using the Clear Cast Resin for the gems OR 1 day if you choose to go with the white resin instead. Let's get started!

Step 1: Creating the Accessories and Belt

Here is a break down of the steps required for making the belt...

  • Obtain a mold for your gems (flexible candy mold OR custom rubber mold preferred).
  • Mix one part hardener to one part resin for your gems.
  • Pour mix into mold.
    • NOTE: If you are using the Clear Cast Resin you MUST wait 24-32 hours before removing your gems.
  • While you wait for your gems to set grab one of your flowering cups OR your custom gem setting mold.
  • Mix one part white casting resin to one part hardener and pour your resin into the gem setting mold.
  • Allow the resin to harden completely (it will turn white) and cool a bit before removing from the mold.
  • Do this twice more for the hand gems.
  • Now grab your belt and, if it is not gold, paint it gold.
    • Please allow the paint to set completely before attaching the resin to it.
  • Take your dry belt and place it next to your gem setting mold.
  • Mix your resin and pour it into the mold.
  • Now take one rung/ring of the belt and place it inside the resin (make sure it is completely submerged).
  • Once the resin has turned white and cooled a bit you can remove the gem setting from its mold and you have your first belt gem setting!
  • Repeat that step three more times (or as many as preferred) until your rings are attached to the gem settings.
  • Now paint your belt gold once more and seal it with your preferred sealant (lacquer, mod podge, wood glue, etc.)
  • If your gems are set, remove them from their molds.
  • Paint them with nail polish (or your preferred paint) to get them the right hue/color and have them shine.
  • Once dry, attach them to the settings with one of the following adhesives: High Temp Hot Glue, Super Glue OR Contact Cement.
    • Allow the adhesive to dry for 4-6 hours.
  • Test the fit and your belt/brooch/hand gems are complete!

NOTE: The brooch and hand gems can be attached to any costume using one of the following:

  • Glued on magnets
  • Glued on pins
  • Glued on Industrial Strength Velcro

Step 2: Completed Product

Here is the result of your completed product! If you have any questions please feel free to ask them below. Happy crafting!



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