View Full Version : how to make black widow's bullet bracelets?
08-24-2011, 07:27 PM
Seriously, this has been causing me the most trouble. I have no idea how to do this. Copper seems a bit excessive, but I don't want to do something ridiculously cheap like fuzzy piping either.
Does anyone have suggestions on what to use? Thanks!
08-25-2011, 08:17 PM
They sell bandoliers of fake bullets at Halloween stores, I would suggest getting those, then. Some Velcro armbands. Glue them to the armbands, and then wear them.
You may also want to consider using wood dowels. A bit of work will be required; consider cutting to your desired length, rounding the edges, drilling 3 holes in each dowel, painting to desired color, finally, using an elastic string through each piece through the holes that were drilled and then tying off.
You will need to measure your wrist an forearm prior to figure out the amount of dowels and amount of elastic you'll need.
09-13-2011, 05:33 PM
I actually just bought roseart markers from target, removed the ink packets/tips, then sanded, spray painted and drilled holes near the top and bottom of the marker shafts. From there, it was fairly easy to string them onto some elastic cords. I think I did two cords through each end, just to make sure they would hold nicely.
The type of markers I used were pretty thin, because I was modeling the costume off the first cover of the most recent Black Widow ongoing, but her stinger size has varied through the years. It took 21 markers to go all the way around for my wrist, but depending on your particular reference you could use thicker and thus, fewer.
Other than that, I've seen people use dowels and it looks pretty much the same. I just prefer drilling plastic to wood. ;)
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04-22-2014, 06:45 PM
Two bullet belts (you used to get them at Hot Topic, not sure if they still have these), painted black (or you can choose to paint yours brass/gold for the classic Widow Bites), held with velcro. Acrylic paint should work just fine and won't flake or scratch off.
We glued two strips of belt together with hot glue to get both tapered ends. If you have smaller wrists than my boyfriend (above) you may be able to get away with using one belt instead of two.