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03 Sep 2009 - 14:5019222
making a ductape bodycast
whats the best way to go around making a ductape body cast? basicly how do you gete out of it? how do you do it basicly!

I feel so stupid for needing to ask this but hell, if you dont ask you never know.


03 Sep 2009 - 16:1019224
Don't quote me on this, but from what i've seen, if you wear some tight fitting clothing that you don't mind being destroyed, you can get a friend to cover you in several layers of tape, then cut you out of it, and then you tape the cut up and stuff the shape so it doesnt sag.

I'm not sure how great this works, but thats what a search brought up for me on google.


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03 Sep 2009 - 16:1919225
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3659/clone-yourself-a-fitting-assistant

Here's the tutorial my friends and I were going to use (After much procrastination we still haven't made one damnit!).

As said, you pretty much just cut your way out, it may damage the shirt your wearing as well so wear something you don't mind getting destroyed!


04 Sep 2009 - 09:2319243
This is fantastic and thanks for the links. I've always made my cosplays without the use of a dressmakers dummy. I just cut the patterns out, pin it onto myself and see if it fits. So far, they've all turn out fine. But since my ideas of some cosplays are slightly complicated, this will help and I don't have to spend a fortune buying a dressmakers dummy. I think i'll enlist my husband (k4tt) to help me with making this otherwise, I will not know how to get out.

Thanks again.


04 Sep 2009 - 14:0619254
Quote Member-XI:
Don't quote me on this, but from what i've seen, if you wear some tight fitting clothing that you don't mind being destroyed, you can get a friend to cover you in several layers of tape, then cut you out of it, and then you tape the cut up and stuff the shape so it doesnt sag.

I'm not sure how great this works, but thats what a search brought up for me on google.


this.

alternative to using old clothes is to use a disposeable overall (you can get them at pound shops) advantage is you can do around the hood too. use some disposeable gloves on the hands and rubbish socks on the feet.

you'll need to do about 3 layers, use smallish pieces rather than wrapping long lengths (think of it as doing a weird paper mache)

once it's all done, get your assistants to draw release lines and *ALONG THOSE LINES DRAW HORIZONTAL LINES SO YOU KNOW WHERE TO TAPE BACK UP* hop out, tape up the lower legs, stuff with newspaper/shredded letters/bubblewrap/other crap, or if you're feeling rich, buy a few cans of expanding foam. work up the body, taping then stuffing/filling and you're done!

if you want the guy to freestand, get a decent sized piece of MDF and some drainage pipe. fix two decent length pieces of the pipe to the MDF (brackets and screws) and run the pipes up the legs of the dummy.

easy!


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04 Sep 2009 - 14:5119257
Quote xaerael:

alternative to using old clothes is to use a disposeable overall (you can get them at pound shops) advantage is you can do around the hood too. use some disposeable gloves on the hands and rubbish socks on the feet.


A cheap pound land suit looks like this:



Sexy no?

Quote xaerael:

if you want the guy to freestand, get a decent sized piece of MDF and some drainage pipe. fix two decent length pieces of the pipe to the MDF (brackets and screws) and run the pipes up the legs of the dummy.


The other way to do it is to put a tough suit hanger in the neck and hang it over a doorway like this:



-Tab


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05 Sep 2009 - 17:3019291
You guys are amazing. One more quick question, If you were to want to make a hood/ductape head, would you just cover the overalls hood? what about your face and nose etc.


05 Sep 2009 - 21:5019306
leave the face out and just pack the head and tape over when done. you can't really do anything with the head part, but it's a good refrence tool.

for a head, i'd strongly recomend a lifecast


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