I saw this project
by blanketkitty a while back, and made my own:
Instead of using a shirt, I used newspaper. Though I like the effect, I don't recommend this, especially if you don't have help. It was so hard covering all the right places, and I ended up using three and a half rolls of tape. It was made entirely out of duct tape and newspaper--even stuffed with newspaper!--except for the hanger in the top. It's still a bit lopsided in spots, but I like it anyway.
I've marked my measurements on it, and I've doodled a snake on the shoulder, partly because it was fun, and partly because I want that as a tattoo.
Here it is with a shirt I made a few years ago on it:
The shirt is made from an old red t-shirt. I added side panels and a bleeding heart applique. It's all hand sewn.
The side panel:
The sleeve is wonky because I wanted to make it a tank top but changed my mind, and it was my first sewing project.
The bleeding heart: