Tusken Arm Wraps

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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.

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I then washed them and tossed them in the dryer. They came out a tangled mess. But they looked fantastic! All nice and frayed.

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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.

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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.

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And that’s How I made my arm wraps. Hope you found this useful. Feel free to contact me with you have any questions.

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