Last weekend I started work on my new Black Widow (comic version) belt. I painted the circles and took care of the Widow symbol but didn’t have the belt that I planned to attach these items to. Well that changed yesterday when I opened my mail! I was following this tutorial that I found during one of my many online searches. It all sounded easy enough and affordable. Those two things are very important!
I managed to find a cheap belt on Ebay for around $2. It was black on both sides which was perfect. Consider this a tip if you’re looking for ways to make things on the cheap. Be sure to always head to Ebay first if you aren’t on a time crunch. There’s a reason why the belt needed to be black on both sides. I flipped the belt inside out in order to keep the extra belt length when buckled out of sight! Pretty nifty idea right? I started with the Symbol circle first. I wanted to make sure it was nice and center and build off of it. The glue I used was archery glue I had left over from a previous project. It’s actually pretty great and sets very quickly. After I attached the first circle, I then did one on each side. I took breaks though in order to let the glue set and dry. It really didn’t take too long to complete this little project! I did use electrical tape as a back up though to be safe. You don’t want to be walking around and have your belt come apart! Granted, you could use any type of solid tape. I only used it because it was black and everything else is black. Yes, I know you can’t see it but whatever.
Here are a few photos!
I had just the right amount of circles too. I only had one left over. Not too shabby seeing how I didn’t really measure anything when I was buying all the supplies. The only thing left to do now is order a new suit which I’ve found (after dealing with a million choices) and paint some bullets for my bracelets. I ordered some boots too because well, you can never have too many boots. I went with a combat style and said “fuck heels” because common sense. I like my feet and I don’t want them to fall off after a long convention. Ladies, you feel me? Dudes, you feel me?
I know I mentioned it in my last post but I’m really proud of myself for putting this belt together. It seems simple and all but when you’re new to something, everything feels overwhelming. You want everything to look perfect. You want everything to work. You want everything! I promise once I have everything else in order I’ll share more photos. Of course if you’re going to C2E2 you’ll see it in person!