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03 May 2009 - 16:5913813
Fabric search- leathery/stretchy stuff?
I'm making the Big Sister from Bioshock 2 and she has these short shorts on that are made of the same material (it would appear) as the Beauties from MGS4. But I have no idea whether the fabric is real or what I should look for?
The fabric needs to be:
-stretchy (a fair amount)
-shiney (or able to be glossed to be made shiney)
-light and easy to sew

Reference of the Big Sister:
Concept art of Big Sister
Shot of the bum on Big Sister
^The poor quality of the picture doesn't quite show off the shine of the material but it is as shiney as the Beauty's
Reference of the MGS4 Beauty suit:
MGS4 Octopus

I was thinking maybe something like a leather substitute ..is there such a thing?
Any help would be very much appreciated
Thanks! Also sorry for all the bums! XD


03 May 2009 - 17:2013815
What you have there looks like it could be a thin stretch PVC OR Rubber Latex (or at least that's what it looks like in that silver reference picture... in the others it looks non-shiny just like brown leatherette/faux-leather/leather-look PVC). It's widely available in black, you should check out eBay or your local Boyes (they sometimes have it in there, especially around halloween). You can also get zentai suits made out of it in silver on eBay like this one: HERE although this one is metallic. You do get non-metallic shiny ones and you also get lycra ones.

You could use Lycra, though I don't think it's easy to sew. Zig zag stitching and many checks to make sure it's not bunching up are required and it's a lot more fiddly than people think (I'm lucky to be used to the stuff really).

I'd probably recommend butchering a zentai suit if you're not used to sewing. They are definitely lightweight.


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Last edited by Missytetra (03 May 2009 - 17:21)
03 May 2009 - 17:4913818
Quote Missytetra:
What you have there looks like it could be a thin stretch PVC OR Rubber Latex (or at least that's what it looks like in that silver reference picture... in the others it looks non-shiny just like brown leatherette/faux-leather/leather-look PVC). It's widely available in black, you should check out eBay or your local Boyes (they sometimes have it in there, especially around halloween). You can also get zentai suits made out of it in silver on eBay like this one: HERE although this one is metallic. You do get non-metallic shiny ones and you also get lycra ones.


Thanks! I think I'll check ebay for some PVC and latex-leather fabrics, also what's Boyes?


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