View Full Version : Help with Link's Gauntlets and Belts

08-26-2009, 05:09 PM
Well, I'm doing a Dark Link cosplay, which I need to get it finished by November, I'm about to purchase some Black Pleather so I can work on the belts and gauntlets, the only problem I'm having is trying to think of ways in which I can construct his belt and gauntlets.



See how they have the little boxes on them, yeah.. I've thought of using wood blocks, covered in pleather, but I figured that would be too heavy, then I considered cigarette boxes but I have no idea where I'm going to get that many from. Haha.

And then I don't know what I'd use for the gauntlets..

So anyone that has successfully made these, or something similar could I get a bit of help?
I'm an absolute perfectionist when it comes to things like this, and something as simple as not so accurate accessories will most likely throw me off completely, and stray me from the will power to finish the cosplay, and to wear it if I do finish it.. D:

08-27-2009, 01:48 AM
The second link doesn't work, but do you mean the blocky parts on the strap across his chest, or are you talking about his waist belt?

You could use the boxes from Wonka Nerds, as well. They'd probably be about the right size/shape. :)

08-27-2009, 11:34 AM
Hmm,I'llfix that. And yes, the blocky parts on the belt that straps over his shoulder. hmm I didn't think about that. Haha, I'll look into that tonight, I'm always open to other ideas. :}

08-27-2009, 12:08 PM
Joann's is now selling 6mm extra-thick craft foam. It's a...ah....more healthy alternative than candy boxes. ^_^

08-27-2009, 07:58 PM
I think they are just pouches, so you could make them that way so you can have extra pockets. I like the craft foam idea, though. Lightweight, and they'll regain shape after getting smooshed.