|I hope to make the costume as close as I can to the screen costume.|
Makeup test (pink and black) is not the real costume - it is just a quick swimsuit mock up to see if I can pull this off.
Sourcing latex to make the real costume, so far have enough black latex, a long black zipper for the front, and boots ..need to buy the yellow latex, and proper glue. Then I can start putting it all together.
Liquid Latex as Adhesive - experiments (Posted 23rd September 2010)
No pics - but I did some experiments sticking scraps of latex together.
I read somewhere that liquid latex can be used as an adhesive. Sounds good in thoery. However this is what I discovered..
I used standard milky off white looking liquid latex. I applied it onto the latex scraps and pressed firmly. I left the samples overnight to completely dry. Next day the pieces did appear to be glued together. So I went on to do some stress tests on the bond.
First thing I noticed was the two latex pieces still looked like two distinct seperate pieces that had been glued together - as opposed to a manufactured latex garment seam which looks like the two pieces have fused togehter into one.
Conclusion: Using liquid latex as an adhesive for latex sheet works like a contact adhesive - it bonds to the two surfaces and holds the two piecess togeher, the mechanical streangth of the seam is limited by the strength of the liquid latex gripping onto the latex sheet. Larger surface areas will have more strength. But small surface areas or areas under a lot of stress are prone to fail! Also there is a small 'step' produced at the seam where the two pieces of latex are layered together.
Solvent based adhesive: Seems to work more like a welding process. The adhesive seems to temporarily melt the two latex pieces enough to fuse them together into one as firm pressure is applied. Result - seams made using this adhesive are virtually unbreakable, and.. almost invisible as there is no 'step' because the two pieces fuse into one.
Ankle boots (Posted 12th November 2009)
Just snagged these ankle boots off eby for £3.00 ^^ I love a bargain!
2 May 09 - more latex (Posted 2nd May 2009)
Just snagged a latex dress off eB nice and cheap (Like 7.50 cheap)
There is enough material in it to cut down and make the black swimsuit part of the costume. ..I know - I'm SO CHEAP!! :P
Got the latex arm gloves too. I Just need the yellow latex stuff now.
18 March 09 - Latex stockings test run. (Posted 18th March 2009)
Latex Stockings arrived today and I just HAD to try them out. Well. It was not easy geting into them at first cos even with talc powder they don't slide along the skin. But I eventually discovered a way to get em on. Phew!