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ars_anima
« on: January 27, 2008 02:16:11 PM »

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  Tongue

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.)
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2008 02:23:03 PM »

that's cool! I need to make one for my DH so I can take control back over the PS3;)

good luck with the contes!!
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2008 02:35:35 PM »

hey! looks awsome! i want to make one for a friend on mine Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2008 02:47:55 PM »

Awesome Jacket and great skills at tongue photography! Wink
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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2008 02:50:13 PM »

That looks so good... and kinda creepy! I don't wanna know why you need it for your movie... lol.
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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2008 02:50:32 PM »

Awesome work!  I will bookmark this in case I ever want to make one for a costume.  I love that in your tongue-taken pic, we can see Johnny giving us the finger!
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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2008 03:03:33 PM »

very cool! What did you use for the buckles?
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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2008 03:05:00 PM »

That is awesome! Amazing work!  Grin

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« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2008 04:13:53 PM »

thanks to all!^^

cynlynn & Evil_archer: keep in mind that it's just a prop, I can get out of it in under 30 seconds so to bind someone up (if that's your goal Wink ) it's not the best.

Closetsuperhero: I'll tell you anyway! ^^ the movie revolves around a person with a split personnality stuck into a psychiatric asylum's cell.

Punk_flamingo: dog collars bought at the dollar store!
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« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2008 04:33:48 PM »

sweet!
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