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.
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.
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.
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!
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 …