Intro: DIY Wonder Woman Shield
Wonder Woman is the hero we need and thanks to the blockbuster hit, and Gal Gadot's performance, we're going to see more of this Amazonian princess. If you're dressing up as Wonder Woman this Halloween or convention season, don't forget her signature weapons. Wholesale Halloween Costumes put together a DIY for Wonder Woman's weapons and accessories.
Keep reading to find out how to DIY her shield!
Step 1: Materials Needed:
14” Round Plastic Platter (available in the dollar store)
10” Round Plastic Dinner Plate (available in the dollar store)
Rustoleum Hammered Spray Paint – Black
Rustoleum Hammered Spray Paint – Brown
Hot Glue Gun (Extra Glue Sticks)
Decor Art- Metallic Lustre-Wax Finish (found at craft stores)
Bright Gold enamel paint (found in the model making section at craft stores)
Paper towels/ Cotton Swabs
5” x 11” sheet of black craft foam
Template (Downloaded and printed)
Step 2: Create the Center
Spray paint the bottom of the 10” plate with the hammered black paint then cut out the template pieces. Trace the circle in the middle of the plate using the paint marker. Use the triangle template to trace the first ray on the shield.
Trace 3 more rays on opposite sides of the circle, as shown. Trace a second set of rays, in between the first set. Then, trace the third set of rays between the second set, for a total of 16 evenly spaced rays.
Paint the circle with the gold enamel. Paint each of the rays with the gold enamel, leaving small areas of black between the rays to keep them separate.
Step 3: Add the Details
With the hot glue gun, add a strip of glue in a circle around the rays. Apply the metallic lustre to the dried hot glue with a cotton swab. Use the cotton swab to rub the metallic lustre into the glue. You can add some streaks of the metallic lustre around the rays.
Step 4: Build the Base
Spray paint the bottom of the 14” platter with the hammered brown paint and let it dry.
Hot glue the small plate to the middle of the large plate.
Cut 2 strips of black foam to make armbands for the shield. Measure the strips so that when folded over, they fit the arm of the person using the shield. Fold the foam strips and hot glue the ends to the back of the shield.