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How to make Lara Croft leg holsters

Updated March 23, 2017

Lara Croft is the female video-game heroine from the "Tomb Raider" video games. Actress Angelina Jolie portrayed her in the film version; the sultry, powerful character has a very distinct look that combines an archaeologist's gear with a mercenary's weapons. A Lara Croft costume need to include calf-high outdoor boots, some short-shorts and her gun-toting leg holsters.

Cut two strips of hard cardboard, both 3.7 cm (1 1/2 inches) wide, one that is 30 cm (1 foot) long and one that is 15 cm (6 inches) long. Cut another small piece of cardboard that will fit between the two sides of the holsters, about 2.5 cm by 3.7 cm (1 inch by 1 1/2 inches).

Cover the three cardboard pieces in black duct tape.

Place hot glue from a glue gun on the edges of the 2.5 cm by 3.7 cm (1 inch by 1 1/2 inches) piece of cardboard. Place the small edge of the 3.7 cm (1 1/2 inch) wide pieces on the glue and hold them in place. Wait a few minutes and then place the pieces up against the wall to give the glue a chance to dry. Wait a few hours to resume work.

Place the fake gun in between the two longer pieces of cardboard. Wrap the Velcro strip around the middle of the two pieces of cardboard and the gun. Tighten the strip until it is tight enough for the gun to fit snugly and loose enough to take the gun out. Wrap the piece of Velcro in the black duct tape if desired.

Attach the longer piece of cardboard to the side of the belt using the black duct tape so that the longer piece of cardboard will sit flush against your hip. Repeat steps 1 to 5 to create another holster to go on your other hip.

Things You'll Need

  • Hard cardboard
  • Black duct tape
  • Black Velcro strip
  • Hot glue gun
  • Fake gun
  • Belt
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Bryan Cohen has been a writer since 2001 and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a double degree in English and dramatic art. His writing has appeared on various online publications including his personal website Build Creative Writing Ideas.