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« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2004 10:19:04 PM »

Thats what I did, I used cardboard to close off all the open areas and then taped over it. It did the job and its really sturdy.
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« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2004 06:16:53 AM »

Did you have someone to help? I don't think I could pull it off alone. Cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2004 07:38:18 AM »

I had my roommate help, wearing a wife-beater of my exbf and cutting up some pieces of fabric to cover the last naked bits in neck and arms. Worked great! But I have to stuff it more because now my chest keeps deflating.. Here's the pic:





and the corsetty thing I had to have it for.. Still a little lubby here and there, but non reinforced with boning!!

and another silly something: I made this outfit for a dress party (I was megane, in a purple satin dress) and my date (a guy) was Hercules. But now my roommate saw this costume and thought she'd wear it to her dress party hahaha.


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« Reply #23 on: August 27, 2004 10:29:25 AM »

Yeah, you definately have to have someone help you with the duct tape part. I can't imagine doing it alone. And for those of you who are closterphobic... I really don't suggest it. My bf wrapped mine a little too tight and i almost fainted.
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« Reply #24 on: August 27, 2004 09:00:57 PM »

A comment about the doing the wrapping yourself...

I strongly suggest not doing it. Trust me, I speak from experience. It's very hard and takes too long and you get your hair stuck in it and when it's 7AM and you still haven't slept since the day before, it's really not going to be your best moment when your dad is leaving for work and sees you half duct-taped and groggy with his roll of tape in one hand and coffee in the other in your bathroom, trying to figure out why you can't quite get the tape to stick to your upper back. I ended up suffocating myself for the most part and having to cut myself out of the damn thing and finish it up without it on me.

It works, yes. But it's nowhere near as good as it should be.

And when I stuck pins in it, some of them got sticky from the tape. Which sucks, but I'll live.
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« Reply #25 on: August 28, 2004 08:01:48 PM »

Never thought of doing this.
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« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2004 06:48:31 AM »

I just ran a workshop on this at http://www.bringyourselffest.com- inspired by the threads on here. The dummies were really popular and there's some photos up here:http://photobucket.com/albums/v81/crunchcandy/bringyourselffest/ this is me:
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« Reply #27 on: September 09, 2004 06:03:54 AM »

Thats crafty. I've tried to make one with masking tape and it was crap. Yours is well done. Does the duct tape seem sticky?
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« Reply #28 on: September 09, 2004 09:37:50 AM »

The duct tape isn't too sticky- I used budget own brand duct tape rather than special branded stuff that might have been more sticky. We all put plastic bin bags on over our tops and used them as the base- sticking onto the plastic rather than a tshirt. Some bits on the tape got stuck to fabric and skin- but it all came off pretty easy. The plastic bag did make it hot and sweaty though! I guess the fact that it was a pretty hot day can't have helped
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« Reply #29 on: September 12, 2004 11:39:50 AM »

Ive gotta say, that is pretty kewl. Im new to craftster and i am totally blown away of how creative some of u guyz are. wow.

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