DIY Ghostbuster Budget Belt fobs (pic heavy)

Jeebee25

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I posted this over at GBfans, but I thought some peeps here might find it helpful also.

There are three things that (to me at least) make a GB uniform feel more complete. Leg hose, Belt Gizmo and a set of belt fobs. So here is my tutorial to make some nice fobs from items at Joanne Fabrics and Lowes.


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Here is what you need. These items where sourced at local hardware and fabric stores.


1 roll of 1" nylon (Joannes)
1 snap kit with 7 snaps, hammer and pad (Joannes)
2 1" D-Rings (Joannes)
2 3/4" Snap Clips (Lowes)
1 1" welding ring (Lowes)
1 carabiner clip (Lowes)


All of this will run you about $15 - $20


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First grab your 1" Nylon strap and your belt. Push the strap under your belt and fold over enough to hold your ring and a snap.


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The top should go all the way to the edge of your fold like so. Cut it like so.


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You want to "heal" the edges so they do not fray. I use a lighter and just pass it over the edge real quick. You can also buy a liquid that will stop fraying. I live on THE EDGE! (My wife took this picture and rolled her eyes at me...)


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Little trick I learned - I then take that first one and lay it on paper and mark it, that way I can quickly cut two more and have them be the same.


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Like so.


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Now fold the bottom of the strap around your ring.


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To place your base snap cut a small slit in the center back and a matching on on the front of your fold.


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Push the back through both of the holes you cut and place the front of the base snap in. Now, grab a hammer and using the parts that came with your snaps and pound them together.


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Should look about like this.


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First one is DONE!


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the D-Ring is made the same, you will need two of these.


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Like so.


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Now for the thrower ring. This is the ring that you can hook your thrower onto when walking around. It clips to one of the D-Rings.


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Cut one more strip of nylon strap that is 5" long. Place a lobster clip just like you did the first fob.


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You need a 1" ring. Any will do, a key ring, a welding ring. I use the 1" welding rings I find at Lowes, they are nickle plated and thicker.


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Place your front snap and fold that over the ring.


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I like to put a carabiner on the last D-Ring. Very handy for Ecto Goggles or anything else you need to hang on too.


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DONE!


On a side note: These are NOT 100% screen accurate. To do that you need a different snap clip and your straps should be leather. This is just a nice alternative that you can do at home in about an hour. I have made many sets of these for friends and they look great. Here's me and my pal Jeffery wearing them.


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Enjoy!
 
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