Tusken Arm Wraps
For the arm wraps, I used khaki Ducks Cloth that I got from a local fabric store. Some Walmarts carry fabrics and can save you some cash.
I cut the cloth into stripes about and inch to 1.5 inches wide. About a foot to 2 feet in length.
I then washed them and tossed them in the dryer. They came out a tangled mess. But they looked fantastic! All nice and frayed.
I used a regular button up shirt as a base. I cut the collar off and also cut the shit in half, right below my ribs. I got a flannel shirt 🙁 and this way I’d be less hot. I stuffed the sleeves with a towel to approximate my arm thickness and then wrapped the cloth strips on the sleeves. I did somewhat of a cris crossing pattern. To glue them I used a combination of hot glue and E-6000. I’d do a dot of hot glue to hold the strip in place followed by a line of E-6000. Like this: ._ ._ ._ ._ ._ And here’s what they ended up looking like.
Just be careful when you wrap the sleeves. If you do them too tight. You won’t be able to bend your arms as far. One of mine is a tad tight and it squeezes my arm when I bend it too far. But it really doesn’t bother me. Nor does it hurt. Most of the times my arms are relaxed.
To weather them I sprayed them with a diluted solution of Rit dye and water. I used brown, light brown and black. Also a mix of black and brown.
And that’s How I made my arm wraps. Hope you found this useful. Feel free to contact me with you have any questions.