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16 May 2010 - 23:3532103
Help me find these tights!
I'm working on Zafina's red dress costume for Expo and everything is in place apart from her stockings (reference pic).

I'm sure I have seen opaque black tights/stockings with a sheer rose pattern on them before (I know Zafina's aren't really roses but they're close enough), but I can't seem to find any that are suitable now. I've been all over Camden, looked at every online hosiery store I could find, even eBay's turning up nothing (although, annoyingly, I did look at some within the last month that would have worked - can't find them at all now!). The nearest I've found are these, but I think the roses are only on the front of those tights, not all the way around.

Does anyone know a place that sells any tights or stockings that might be suitable? Or, failing that, anyone know a good way to fake it?


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17 May 2010 - 00:0032104
Why don't you get some plain black tights and use a stamp to paint the shape on? You' have to either wear the or stretch them over something while painting them though...


17 May 2010 - 00:0632105
I had considered that option but I'm not sure how well the tights would hold the dye, especially since I'd be stamping a light colour onto a dark background. If anyone has any experience doing just that then I'd love to hear about it!


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17 May 2010 - 01:4332108
argh... i'm sure when i was looking for undersuit options for twigh i saw something very similar to these... i'll try checking the sites i looked at...

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pulling up goose eggs, sorry =(

i'll try tapping my network of people. you've also got me wondering if the pattern could be applied with an airbrush...


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Last edited by xaerael (17 May 2010 - 02:05)
17 May 2010 - 02:1232109
Thanks for looking, much appreciated!


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17 May 2010 - 10:1332116
Primark have a pair, black with sheer roses but unfortunately they are linked by vines (also in sheer material). However you might be able to mod these?

Or if you get opaque black tights and while you/someone is wearing them, stencil the rose on using acrlyic paints - it shouldn't bleed! That's the method I used for a pattern on FFX Tidus' tights/boxes things. XD


17 May 2010 - 11:0732119
What bout these??

http://dreamgirl-shopping.co.uk/cart/product_info.php?language=en&currency=GBP&products_id=1671

I knew i'd seen something like them somewhere. Not perfect bu kinda close. hope that helps a little.


17 May 2010 - 12:3532125
Quote Alyx:
What bout these??

http://dreamgirl-shopping.co.uk/cart/product_info.php?language=en&currency=GBP&products_id=1671

I knew i'd seen something like them somewhere. Not perfect bu kinda close. hope that helps a little.


Yeah, those are the same as the ones I linked to in my first post that I found on eBay - I think the roses are only on the front of the tights but they need to be all the way around. Thanks though

Quote miiol:
Primark have a pair, black with sheer roses but unfortunately they are linked by vines (also in sheer material). However you might be able to mod these?

Really? Bugger, I was in Primark yesterday and didn't see any, I'll have to make another trip into Bristol to double-check then...

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Or if you get opaque black tights and while you/someone is wearing them, stencil the rose on using acrlyic paints - it shouldn't bleed! That's the method I used for a pattern on FFX Tidus' tights/boxes things. XD

Ooh, if that technique has worked for you then I'll give that a shot - I think I can buy some cheap black holdups in town to practice with. Thanks!


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26 May 2010 - 14:2032740
have you looked at uktights.com? they sell allsorts of tights, pamela mann ranges make allsorts of patterns.

http://www.uktights.com/imageZoom/561Zoom.html


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26 May 2010 - 14:2932743
I did look at them, yeah, but they didn't have what I was looking for.

As it is, I followed Miiol's advice and got a friend to help me paint the design onto a pair of stockings. Looking forward to showing them off at Expo now!


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26 May 2010 - 14:3132744
let me know how you get on with the panting, im interested to know how you do it.


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26 May 2010 - 14:3232745
sorry i mean painting!!


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