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20 Feb 2011 - 12:5950655
Materials help
Ok looking at every item on my list of things needed to make my costume and where I'm planning to go, the price of my costume ammounts to £90.11 :L

I want to get that down to at least £60, (if possible less than £60, but I'd be happy paying £60)...My most expensive items are

the Polyurethane foam
and the faux fur

in total both of those items make up 77.1% of the total price (that means on avarage each of the items cost 38.56% of the total price)


I'm sure I can reduce the total price to at least £60, best place to start is with the items that are by far the most expensive

What can you suggest to me as a cheap substitute for both the polyurethane foam (at Ikea) and the fur (at fabric land), are there any materials you can say is cheaper and does the same job



Last edited by Elusive-umbreon (20 Feb 2011 - 13:03)
20 Feb 2011 - 14:3950668
A friend of mine used camping mats as a replacement for foam sheets?

You can get thin ones from poundland, though he bought some thicker ones from ebay.


20 Feb 2011 - 15:0950673
Quote Kan-chan:
A friend of mine used camping mats as a replacement for foam sheets?

You can get thin ones from poundland, though he bought some thicker ones from ebay.


OMG, you...you're...I'm

I'm speachless, in one smooth substitute you managed to get my total price not only within my budget but a little bit under aswell. (It's also gone from the most expensive item on my list to the second cheapest).


I've got another question, I was thinking about replacing the fur with something else anyways but I can't think of the name of the material

the material I'm thinking about is very soft and feels like fur but it isn't even faux fur, its relativaly cheap (I think) and It's often used to make hoodies. I have got a hoody made of it but I don't want to use it for 2 reasons

1 - wrong collour

2 - I don't particularly want to cut up my hoody

atm I don't have a pic of it but in a minuit i'll edit this post so you can see what I mean


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Last edited by Elusive-umbreon (20 Feb 2011 - 15:15)
20 Feb 2011 - 15:1650674
I think you're talking about fleece, maybe? The difference is going to be that fleece has a very short pile compared to most fake furs and doesn't feel very much like fur when you're up close.


20 Feb 2011 - 15:2750675
@storme

It could be I dont know. Still going to upload a pic just to make sure (photobucket is so slow :O)


20 Feb 2011 - 15:3450676
Mystery material
Ok someone storme already said It could be fleece but here are the photos just to make sure...










21 Feb 2011 - 11:5350763
Yeah, that's definitely fleece. I'd go for faux fur, personally, just because it generally looks good.

If you're looking for cheap materials (especially fur) look on eBay. You can get good quality materials for a fraction of a retail price if you shop around enough! Just make sure you get out the seller before you buy


21 Feb 2011 - 14:1850781
Quote rohanfox:
Yeah, that's definitely fleece. I'd go for faux fur, personally, just because it generally looks good.

If you're looking for cheap materials (especially fur) look on eBay. You can get good quality materials for a fraction of a retail price if you shop around enough! Just make sure you get out the seller before you buy


Lol yeah I generally dont shop online, but I'll certainly look around more (maby bootsales)

Faux fur generally seems quite expensive though I mean I worked out i would need roughly 6x6 meters of it. so far I found 2 shops that sell it both of which are quite expensive

hobbycraft - approximately £65
Fabric land - approximately £33


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