September 6, 2010

Super Heroes and Super Villains: Barbarella Leather Cuff

Recently, I had an interesting request for a custom designed cuff from the 1960's sci-fi film Barbarella starring Jane Fonda. It was the finishing touch to a client's costume while attending Dragon Con in Atlanta.

I watched the movie for the first time to get a better idea of the cuff. It reminded me of a female Austin Powers movie, high on the cheese and camp factor!

I made the cuff from silver leather to mimic the metal material, rhinestones for the bolts and a small plastic ball to represent the sensor. The ball lights up when touched and flashes bright red. (Both the wire and ball section are entirely removable. How cool is that?)


  1. You did an amazing job! It's so lovely! I never would have figured out how to make the ball light up.

  2. WOW! that is awesome! Love your shop too!

    I'm your new follower from etsy forum!

  3. Such a cool piece! Client must have been thrilled. So unique!

  4. how did you make this? I want to be Barbarella for NYCC


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