Category: belt

How to make a Warcraft Orc Armor – the Belt – Horde Cosplay -…

How to make a Warcraft Orc Armor – the Belt – Horde Cosplay – Props & Tutorials

Tutorial by:
Chris Vernel

Tutorial Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMeJVTkUd6k

Hello! I’m trying to cosplay Midnight from My Hero Academia and I’m having no luck finding any tutorials for her very unique costume. I’m mostly struggling to find purple, over the knee sheer stockings with a garter. Also as far as making the unique belt buckle…I’m definitely in need of a few pointers 🙏🏼

Hello there!

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For her stockings, if you can’t find ones that are the correct color, you have two options:

1. Dye white thigh-high stockings. You can get a custom color this way, and you would know that the stockings have a proper top to them that you don’t need to add yourself. Most stockings can be dyed with polyester dye, such as Rit Dyemore or iDye Poly. Since heat damages spandex fibers, I would recommend using the lowest possible heat that will still set your color, so you may need to experiment slightly. You may have luck on nylon tights with regular fabric dyes or acid dyes, as well.

2. Cut a pair of sheer purple tights into thigh highs. You will need to finish the tops yourself by either hemming them or using fold-over elastic, but you won’t need to mess with dyeing this way. Since she wears garters, you don’t need to worry as much about the cut tops wanting to slip down your legs, though elastic in the tops will help with this.

I would recommend purchasing separate garters or making your own. Since the garters attach to her belt, making your own would be a good custom option so that you can have that detail. Look for satin elastic and bra strap slides for the materials for this, or cannibalize an existing garterbelt for the materials. You can also purchase garter tabs in most fabric stores. Making the garters separate will also allow you to change out the stockings in case you get a run in them, though if you don’t want visible garter tabs, you can always sew the elastic of the garters directly to the tops of the stockings.

As for the belt buckle, I would recommend using either craft foam or a thermoplastic like Worbla or Thibra. With foam, you can cut the yellow detailing as a separate layer and overlay it on the base (red) layer, and with thermoplastics, you can create thin “snakes” of plastic to create the detailing.

Whichever material you use, you can either create loops of elastic on the back to slide it onto your belt (with hooks or snaps underneath on the belt itself to hold it closed), or you can add snaps to the buckle itself to snap it on, or you can build it over an existing buckle, such as a clip buckle, an autogrip buckle, or a pin buckle.

I hope that helps! Good lucl :]

Fabrickind / Q&A Staff

I am cosplaying ryujis phantomthief outfit and I’m completely stumped on how to make his belt, especially the buckle and bullets on it how would I approach it?

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Buckle
If you have access to a 3D printer, I think printing the belt would be a good way to go about it. Otherwise, you could use a round belt buckle as a base and build onto it with clay, thermoplastics or craft foam. You could also use those materials to make it from scratch, you don’t necessarily need a base as long as your buckle can support the belts. 

Bullets
You just need a cylinder shape that can be painted with the colours. For that you could use foam, clay, thermoplastics or 3D printing, paper/cardboard rolled into cylinders or even nerf darts. 

Belt
Check out this belt tutorial to help you with the rest of it:
http://www.simplynotable.com/2014/modern-reversible-fabric-belt-tutorial/

All the best,

 — Duckie / Admin / Buy me a Coffee

I am cosplaying ryujis phantomthief outfit and I’m completely stumped on how to make his belt, especially the buckle and bullets on it how would I approach it?

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Buckle
If you have access to a 3D printer, I think printing the belt would be a good way to go about it. Otherwise, you could use a round belt buckle as a base and build onto it with clay, thermoplastics or craft foam. You could also use those materials to make it from scratch, you don’t necessarily need a base as long as your buckle can support the belts. 

Bullets
You just need a cylinder shape that can be painted with the colours. For that you could use foam, clay, thermoplastics or 3D printing, paper/cardboard rolled into cylinders or even nerf darts. 

Belt
Check out this belt tutorial to help you with the rest of it:
http://www.simplynotable.com/2014/modern-reversible-fabric-belt-tutorial/

All the best,

 — Duckie / Admin / Buy me a Coffee

Making A Leather Belt – Tutorial I’ve been meaning to write…

Making A Leather Belt – Tutorial

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a long time, so here goes…I’m going to show you how I make leather belts.  There are numerous methods for achieving the same goal, but this method is my own adaptation of reading endless tutorials, articles, and forum threads, as well as watching numerous videos freely available on the web.  It is not intended as final ‘one shoe fits all’ method – use it as a stepping stone to develop your own methods and see what works for you.  Ok, here we go…

Tutorial by:

Mark Cambridge

Tutorial Linkhttps://oakhillwanderer.wordpress.com/2011/12/02/making-a-leather-belt-tutorial/