Shadowhunter Bracers Project

And the cosplay crafts continue! From what I’ve seen in the City of Bones movie, Shadowhunters seem to wear hand protection as a rule. A pair of motorcycle gloves would do just fine but I can’t seem to find a used pair so I got creative.

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What’s this? Well, this is a pair of children’s shin-guards. I thought we were making bracers! Yes. Yes we are. Stay tuned for the transformation. I spotted these puppies in a used clothing shop in the sporting goods section.




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First, I took my wood carving tools and took the Wilson emblem off of the shinguards. Good company, but I’m pretty sure they don’t make Shadowhunter gear. Then I sanded the area and drew the angelic power rune on it with a white pencil. Then I engraved the symbol with another of my wood cutting tools to make sure it would still be there and be all purdy for painting later.

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Then I sanded the surface to rough it up to give the spray paint the best chance of adhering properly. Aaaaaand sprayed the crap out of it with Tremclad rust paint!


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What’s next? I added another strap down at the bottom to secure them at the wrist, painted in the angelic power rune again, put a pair of arm warmers on underneath and voila! Armoured bracers for fighting demons! Next order of business: weaponry … 

Author: Ethan Kincaid

Ethan Kincaid was born in 1985 in Ontario, Canada. He graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa with a degree in Linguistics and a minor in Japanese Language. After finishing his education, he settled down there with his wife Kaitlyn and became a full-time writer. In 2011, he moved to Montreal and discovered its vibrant writing culture. In 2015, Ethan moved to Helsinki, Finland with his wife; he works as a creative craftsman and part time author. The greatest joy in his life lies in helping others find venues for their own personal expression.

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