How to Make a Witchblade Costume Part 1

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Emma
witchblade178Image Copyright Top Cow Productions

Let’s start off by saying that this is by no means the only way to make a Witchblade costume, and if I had more money I would have made the entire thing out of silicone. If you’re endeavoring to start this project because you want to make this for a convention, I strongly urge you to make the entire thing out of silicone.

For the Witchblade, you’re going to want to first make a mold of you arm so that you have something to sculpt on. You can follow my tutorial HERE if you’d like to start doing that. Another addition to this tutorial will be posted next week, and that will walk you through making the actual Witchblade.

This tutorial focuses solely on the Witchblade Costume, which is the parts of the Witchblade that are covering her body.

It helps immensely to have a mannequin at this point! If you don’t have a mannequin, feel free to use tissue paper to hold the bra’s shape.

You will need…

  • An old bra
  • Old swim suit bottoms
  • hot glue and glue gun
  • black and metallic silver acrylic paint
  • hot glue gun
  • saran wrap (if you have a mannequin)

Since I have a mannequin, I wrapped it up with saran wrap to make sure the glue didn’t stick to the fabric. Bra goes on the mannequin!

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After that I started messing with the texture that I wanted. I have a very small hot glue gun, so all of my textures were very veiny and thin. I like the effect it gives though, so I continued with it. The image below you can see some of the texture of the glue, as well as a test strip of paint that I couldn’t wait to try.

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Once done with that, take your black acrylic paint, and dab it onto the cooled hot glue. It doesn’t stick very well, the acrylic can be wiped off of the glue until it’s dry. Once I had covered the bra with the black, I hit it with a blow dryer to speed up the drying process.

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Now that it’s dry, I did the same thing with the silver, except I dry brushed the silver on. This means that I used a very dry brush, and lightly moved the brush over the raised edges. All the holes, nooks, and crannies I wanted to stay black.

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And that’s it for the top! That easy to make a quick and believable Witchblade Costume Top.

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2 Comments

  1. Clarice
    August 8, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Hello there! Would you mind if I share your blog with my myspace group?
    There’s a lot of folks that I think would really appreciate your content.

    Please let me know. Thank you

    • Emma
      August 15, 2014 at 9:53 am

      Feel free!

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