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16 Feb 2011 - 16:2550478
fabric name help!
hey ^^
im trying to work out the name of a fabric ive seen used on some costumes!
its mainly used for small details i think. i thought it may have been PVC, but at touch it feels alot thinner?

the only way i can think to describe it is a shiny, flexible almost plastic fabric? possibly even leather?
if anyone could suggest something this could be id be really greatful!


typically i cant actually find a picture example at the moment..but the closest i can find is
http://www.animasport.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Gundam-Seed-Athrun-Zala-Red-Cosplay.jpg
similar to the black fabric on this costume?

sorry, if this post makes no sense, but i cant work out what the fabric im after is ^^;


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16 Feb 2011 - 16:4550480
Hmmmm possibly pleather or leatherette?


16 Feb 2011 - 17:4450483
Maybe it's very thin vinyl. Not sure if there's a special name for it.


16 Feb 2011 - 19:4050490
It looks a lot like pleather, the leatherette I bought from Fabric Land is rather thicker and not as shiny. Bought some pleather and there's a slight sheen to it (compared to leatherette) and it's slightly thinner but thicked than PVC.

(I never knew there was a difference between leatherette and pleather until today LOL!)

EDIT: You can get different quality PVC, because I'm using two different types of PVC, one thicker than the other. Hope that helps??



Last edited by CrystalNeko (16 Feb 2011 - 22:28)
16 Feb 2011 - 20:2350493
It's pretty much just bad pvc. The thinner it is the lower the quality because it wrinkles more.

PVC/Leatherette/vinyl/pleather are all made from the same thing, just with different textures added to them.


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