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Sufferer Handcuff Tutorial (Homestuck) by 1MangaFan Sufferer Handcuff Tutorial (Homestuck) by 1MangaFan
After about a week this tutorial is finally done >0< I apologize that it took so long. It was incredibly difficult to find the progress pictures I took since my filing system in my computer is a little wonky. But it is done!

Anyway, I hope this helps any of my fellow Sufferer cosplayers. If you decide to use this tutorial then I'd love to see the finished product if you're okay with that.

It seems that I forgot to mention in the tutorial that in order to glue the cuffs together I just used hot glue. This doesn't sound like an entirely sturdy option, but it held up to a day at Anime Expo of running around, being tossed at someone (not by me I feel I must add, and they caught it so no harm was done) and multiple people trying it on.
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PoisonPenPresents Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for this tutorial! I'm cosplaying the signless in a group and since we have a GHB and executioner, I figured a pair of the shackles would be a great prop to use rather than a banner or whatnot.
 I was wondering tho, did you use a pattern for your signless shirt? Could you give me some pointers? It would be much appreciated. :)
ObsidianCrow13 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
I'm so going to use this :) Thanks!
rinlenluvr088 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you wouldn't happen to be the signless i met on the 3rd or 4th day right at the doors would you? i was a Condy.
IshoCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
We're gonna use this tutorial to make a prop for our cmv it's a good tutorial. Now why do you use the gesso? 
1MangaFan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm happy to hear that the Tutorial was helpful! As for the Gesso, it's used to seal the craft foam. You cannot paint Craft Foam as it is because its surface is porous. In order to get a metallic finish you need at least two to three layers of Gesso to act as a barrier between the Craft Foam and the paint. You don't have to use gesso in particular. It's just what I had on hand at the time. Modge Podge or a mixture of water and Elmers glue works in the same way but gives you slightly different results.

Personally I like Gesso better than the other two stated sealers because in my opinion it dries faster than the other two.
IshoCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
alright thanks for the info. I just bought the stuff I need to make these today and I only got modge podge cause I only had 20 bucks to buy what I needed. I'll send you a link to the video when we post it if you'd like :)
1MangaFan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yeah that'd be cool ^o^ good luck!
IshoCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
I made it :) it looks awesome. great tutorial for sure. I'll send the link once everything is filmed and on youtube
AskUchihaMadara Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is perfect for my cosplay! Hopefully I can get it done by Wausaubi con. THANK YOU!!
Rukikato1999 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AlchemicKeyblader Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Ahhh, this is awesome! One of my cosplays this year for ACEN is going to be the Sufferer, and I'd almost lost hope at finding any decent tutorials for the cuffs!
1MangaFan Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm glad you found it helpful ^o^
WritheMarkers Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
So cool ;u;
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