DIY Wonder Woman Bracelets of Submission

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While Wonder Woman is pretty badass, she needs a little help from her signature weapons. If you're suiting up as this Amazonian princess this Halloween or convention season, you can't forget about her accessories. This post by Wholesale Halloween Costumes will help you recreate Wonder Woman's Bracelets of Submission.

Keep reading to find out how!

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Step 1: Materials:

Two 8.5” x 11” sheets of black leather (found at craft stores)
Duct Tape (any color, I used green because it shows up better in photographs)
Blue Transfer Paper (found in the art supplies section at craft stores)
Silver spray paint
Ball Point Pen
Adhesive Velcro
Fabric Scissors
Bright Gold enamel paint (found in the model making section at craft stores)
Old Paintbrush
Permanent Black Marker
Two 8.5” x 11” sheets of black leather (found at craft stores)
Template (Downloaded and printed)

Step 2: Trace the Template

Cut out the template. Tape the top edge of the template to the sheet of leather. Place a piece of transfer paper between the template and the leather, making sure that the darker side of the transfer paper is face down on the leather. Trace the outside of the template, and all the inner lines using a ballpoint pen. Press hard as you trace, and lift the template occasionally to check that the lines are transferring to the leather. When you are done tracing, the gauntlet should be transferred to the leather. Cut out the gauntlet.

Step 3: Mask and Spray Paint

Tear thin strips of duct tape and apply them to the gauntlet, following the template lines, as shown. The duct tape will “mask” the leather and protect it from the spray paint.

Spray paint the gauntlet silver and let dry.

Gently pull the tape off the gauntlet, exposing the unpainted black leather.

Step 4: Add the Details

Paint the top and bottom lines with the gold epoxy. Leave the thin black lines unpainted.

Let the epoxy dry to the touch. Then outline the gold areas with the black permanent marker. Add a few more black lines to accent the gauntlet and show possible battle damage.

Using the scraps of leftover leather, cut two strips that will be used to make straps for the gauntlet. Apply the adhesive Velcro to one edge of each strap. Size the gauntlet to fit your arm. Attach the Velcro to the gauntlet and straps on both sides and trim off any extra leather.

Step 5: Repeat!

The gauntlet is complete and ready to wear. The leather is both durable, and flexible. Repeat the process to create the second gauntlet.



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