Batman gauntlets doing it as cheap as possible...what do you guys/girls think?

Discussion in 'DC Costumes and Props' started by carl9149, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. carl9149

    carl9149 Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone, so I was going through my local Tesco store here in the UK and out of the corner of my eye I saw these:

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    these are football shin pads, or for the USA people, soccer shinguards. And I had a spark of an idea. They are strong, sturdy, comfortable, and more to the point CHEAP!!! So I bought them for £10, which is about $14. This site in the states sell them for $10 - Kids Nike T90 Charge ShinGuards >> Lifetime Return >> JR T90 Shinguard in the UK you could find them cheaper, but for a £10 note I thought what they hell. Got them home and just did a quick foam pieces and did this:
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    This took me all of 5 minutes to do, and 3 of them was opening the packages :) But done with more time, and paint job on the cover area, I think they would make a pretty good addition to a batman costume. And there are so many different options out there, which are CHEAP.
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    So anyway, I hope that this will help some of you, in some small way, for an alternate solution, which does not cost an arm and a leg to create.
    Thanks for looking and remember to share you builds people!!:)
     
  2. omel

    omel Well-Known Member

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  3. jjones

    jjones Active Member

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    I made these for about 8 bucks
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  4. carl9149

    carl9149 Well-Known Member

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    Great work guys!!
     
  5. Grave

    Grave Well-Known Member

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    i tried the velcro like that once before. didnt go so well. but the gauntlet looks good.
     
  6. familyman

    familyman Sr Member

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    I love the shin pad idea, great tip. thanks for sharing.
     

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