Tutorial: Budget Gauntlets Made from Aluminum Cans

If you’re looking for a very inexpensive way to have #gauntlets for your #cosplay or #Halloween #costume, here’s a video tutorial posted by a Korean #cosplayer who made metal gauntlets using aluminum cans! Great recycling! (The video has no audio dialog, but includes comments in both English and Korean.)

Please note that these are not going to be extremely strong: the aluminum used in beer and soft drink cans is extremely thin. While it’s very easy to work with, making folds (as he shows in the video) could result in the aluminum splitting.

We advise caution in handling the cut aluminum: the edges could cause cuts to the skin.

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Several Glove Making Tutorials

Last September we posted a tutorial showing one simple way to make #gloves. We wanted to share several more tutorials that various #cosplayers have shared on #YouTube to help you decide what might be the best way for you to make gloves.

These tutorials are similar, but vary in whether the gloves are fingerless or not, glove length along the arm, materials used and methods used. In each tutorial, stretch fabric (usually 4-way stretch fabrics) are used.

First, we have this simple fingerless glove design using stretch fabric as posted by Adonis Cosplay in 2016:

Miso Cosplay shared this quick and easy tutorial in 2015 to make gloves that involves separate tracing paper, as well as pointing out that it’s a good idea to trim on the inside after sewing on the tips of the fingers and in the groves between fingers so that the gloves fit well:

You can also makes gloves from sleeves of an existing shirt or top. Bob Bee shows such a method using an old sweatshirt top. The advantage with this is that you essentially have pre-cuffs that you won’t have to remake, which can be a time-saver:

This is a more elaborate glove making tutorial that creates elbow-length gloves. It was made by Sanzu Fabrications in 2017 and includes a segment on dying the fabric after the gloves have been sewn:

Our last glove tutorial was made by Daniel Siebert. He uses 2 different colors of fabrics so that he has gloves that are blue on one side and white on the other side. The method he used included using tear-away paper for tracing the pattern:

We hope that you found these tutorials useful. If you know of a different way to make gloves, we’d love to hear how you made them.

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