View Full Version : England's uniform sidestrap?

10-15-2010, 01:48 AM
I'm actually planning on making this for Belarus's military uniform, but, since it's basically the same concept, I was wondering if anyone who has cosplayed as Iggy before could give me some pointers (I tried simply looping two leather belts of the same color together, but, it just didn't look very realistic...)
Any help is appreciated - thanks!

10-15-2010, 06:06 PM
That belt is called a "Sam Browne" belt. You can actually get one here if you don't want to make it. http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/used-hungarian-military-belt-brown.aspx?a=612615

Or you can google "sam browne" and find them in other places.

I tried to edit this before...

If you want to make it yourself, you'll need to use D-rings (I can show you what the parts of it look like) and straps, and such, which you can get from a place like tandy leather or other leather/saddlery goods suppliers.

Unfortunately, there's not a real easy/cheap solution when it comes to making one, unless you know where to get old leather parts on the cheap.

10-16-2010, 09:45 AM
I've made one before!
1) I went to Walmart and bought two belts, a smaller one that fit around my waist, and a longer one that could wrap around my shoulder and connect to the smaller belt (plus a little extra length, just in case). Make sure that the belts are the same (or almost the same) color.

2) I got someone who knew how to work tools (like skrewdrivers and drills and such) to unskrew the longer belt's buckle.

3) I went to Tandy Leather and got some skrews (they're rounded on the top), they were used later to attach the two belts.

4) I marked where I wanted the shoulder strap to attach to the smaller, waist belt and got someone to drill one hole at each mark (two marks of course). Then that same person skrewed the two belts together.

It ended up looking really awsome and spiffy, and it only cost around $20. If something didn't make sense or you want pictures of the finished product, feel free to ask (I'm afraid that I wasn't clear enough).

10-16-2010, 11:23 AM
You can find belts like this at police uniform shops but they can be expensive. The way Knega described making them would be easier.