Hello, fellow crafters!
I recently signed up for a short movie contest. In the short I want to make, I needed a straight jacket... real ones are sold at over 150$, so I decided I'd rather make one myself
I used an old shirt that belonged to my dad (he's in the navy and has tons of these white shirts anyways) and transformed it in a quite realistic, and working (but fragile) straight jacket.
it was easy, I just cut down the length of the shirt, used that fabric to lenghten the sleeves, removed the collar and the pockets, bathed the shirt in coffee to give it a yellowish tinge, and hot glued dog collars at a few places as straps.
here's the shirt:
the straight jacket, untied:
the straight jacket, tied, from behind:
it's hard to tell with the pics, but it really looks like the real thing. i'm pretty proud of it, considering it only cost 3$(for the collars)! btw, taking pictures while in a straight jacket is terribly hard. good thing I have a long tongue!(not joking. I used my tongue to take the last picture.)