The Punished Props team is headed to Star Wars Celebration this week, and Britt wanted to put together a space-y costume for the occasion. She’s making an original smuggler design and decided to create a foam bracer with a sci-fi appearance. She started with a duct tape model of her forearm and then pieced the bracer pieces together from a little bit of an EVA foam floor mat. Watch the process in the above video, and then take in the below footage to learn how Britt paints the bracer/gauntlet with acrylic paint.
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