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Lou Szabo wrote: Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:54 am This I’ll be a fun build. I plant to use the plans above and in some older threads for the pouches and pouch attachments.
I'm probably right behind you. Do you plan on getting the Williams buckle??
I wonder if the original belt was stretchy or not? It seems to hang off her hips.
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rsaffle wrote: Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:15 pm
I'm probably right behind you. Do you plan on getting the Williams buckle??
I wonder if the original belt was stretchy or not? It seems to hang off her hips.
Yes, it was stretchy as these original stock fish scale belts were. Hooks were used on the suit and belt to hold the belt in place on her hips. Same was done for Catwoman.
Note: I could be wrong but I don't think Williams Studio 2 currently offers Batgirl stuff. Doesn't hurt to ask.
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rsaffle wrote: Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:15 pm
Lou Szabo wrote: Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:54 am This I’ll be a fun build. I plant to use the plans above and in some older threads for the pouches and pouch attachments.
I'm probably right behind you. Do you plan on getting the Williams buckle??
I wonder if the original belt was stretchy or not? It seems to hang off her hips.
Chuck made a few buckles for a customer’s costume. He know I collect buckles, so I was able to purchase one, and it’s spectacular! Look for his thread in the crafts section from some 4 to 6 years ago.
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You might check out this thread: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5744

I made a Batgirl belt for my daughter, and the fishscale belt I used is the same one shown in this thread. I believe I purchased it via an online vintage clothing store, but they are still available on eBay and Etsy. The thread referenced above also has drawings of the pouches and buckle design, although I had mine made from acrylic instead of metal. The real buckle appears to have a slight curve to it and in many pictures the belt itself is worn more around her hips than her waist.

Also, is it true that Chuck offers a Batgirl buckle? I've purchased a lot of their products, but I haven't seen any Batgirl products and I check out their store pretty often. I know they offered a Batgirl cape at one point, but haven't seen it in their shop. I just noticed that they are now offering a "Wonder Boy" belt which looks sweet.

Here's how it turned out. I've been touched-up a bit to make the cowl look like it actually fits me and to improve how I look, but my daughter hasn't. You can see the sparkle of the gold fishscale belt and the pouches I made.
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One more option is to do a 3-D print of the buckle. I found a design on Thingiverse.com for parts for the cowl and utility belt: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3116867
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DrewMasie wrote: Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:40 pm One more option is to do a 3-D print of the buckle. I found a design on Thingiverse.com for parts for the cowl and utility belt: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3116867
I appreciate the help Drew. You and your daughters costumes are outstanding! I didn't see your post when I searched the 1st time. Thanks for sharing.
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Hey Guys!
Sorry for being M.I.A. !
I added the Batgirl buckle back in the shop.
It's made just like the read piece .
When I saw the original buckle with my own eyes at the Azarian auction, it was almost a let down since they looked exactly alike!
These are made with custom cut brass parts and the same unique construction.
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To add to Chuck's message, the belt I bought has the same connection points to it's current buckle, which means Chuck's Batgirl buckle is a Drop In replacement. As soon as I find the box it is in, I'll post a pick. Next step (after finding the buckle) is to add the boxes.
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Here is what the back looks like...
It used the original buckle from the belt soldered to the back of the "Bat buckle" as the attachment.
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