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theo not thea
« Reply #50 on: March 06, 2005 10:21:45 AM »

I made a dress form yesterday out of duct tape, it has been my funnest duct tape project yet.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v407/DucTapeLoser/megettingwrapped.bmp
Me getting wrapped, my mom had to cut the back up while she got higher up because i could barly breath...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v407/DucTapeLoser/itoffofme.bmp
It off of me

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v407/DucTapeLoser/gettingfilled.bmp
It getting filled with newspaper, this part took like 3 hours to do.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v407/DucTapeLoser/itdone.bmp
Its done.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v407/DucTapeLoser/stand.bmp
The stand, my uncle made.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v407/DucTapeLoser/mannuquin.bmp
It whereing one of my shirts

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v407/DucTapeLoser/mannuquin2.bmp
The full dress form.

hope you like.

Duct Tape Dress Form Tutorial.

Materials -

Duct tape
t-shirt ( tightfitting )
Shorts
Cardboard
Newspaper shavings. a lot.
Scissors
Mommy or some sort of nice person, who will wrap you in duct tape.
And a stand of some sort as it looks in the picture.



Tutorial -

Put on t-shirt and shorts
Have someone wrap the duct tape around you. Maybe about 2 layers.
Have the person cut up the back cutting the shirt too.
You can now take off the duct tape dress form.
Tape the cut up and any curves on your dress form. Ex - the bust area, you should take the inside, so it doesnt deflate You should also re-enforce the neck and bottom of the dress form
The dress form should now pretty much look like a deflated dress form
measure the bottom part of it, onto a piece of cardboard. Cut the card boarded mesurment thing out. Re-enforce times a million. And measure the pole and cut a hole in the middle.
Take another piece of cardboard, and measure the neck. Cut it out, and re-enforce times a billion.
Now, take the dress form and the bottom cardboard and attach the bottom to the bottom of the dress form.
 Slide the pole all the way to the top and tape the neck cardboard to the top of the pole.
 Fill to capacity with shredded newspaper. You WILL need about 6 Sunday newspapers.
 Pull the pole back so the neck cardboard is in the dress form part of the neck.
Duct tape the cardboard neck to the dress form neck. Use a lot of duct tape for this.
Duct tape the pole to the bottom part to. USE A LOT of duct tape for this.
It should now stand on its own. Put the dress form into the stand and

                                  TA ! DA !
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minority1039
« Reply #51 on: March 06, 2005 12:23:12 PM »

thats smart... how much duct tape did it take??
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xswtnmeltx
« Reply #52 on: March 06, 2005 12:36:57 PM »

thats awesome. i wanna try it!
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theo not thea
« Reply #53 on: March 06, 2005 01:38:13 PM »

it took like 2 fifty yards of duct tape.
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mayerlove
« Reply #54 on: March 06, 2005 02:31:01 PM »

as in 2 of the fifty yard rolls or 250 yards?
i need to make one of these! Smiley
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theo not thea
« Reply #55 on: March 06, 2005 03:44:28 PM »

2 of the fifty or 100 yards.
But i didnt use all 100 yards maybe like 75 yards was used.
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mayerlove
« Reply #56 on: March 07, 2005 07:01:19 AM »

ok thanks!
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coreisten
« Reply #57 on: March 08, 2005 05:23:31 PM »

I've heard you can get scholarships for making and wearing your duct tape dresses or suits to the prom. I think that is pretty awesome and will probably be doing it.
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theo not thea
« Reply #58 on: March 08, 2005 06:03:15 PM »

I was going to try to make a dress for my Jr. Prom, ( im only in 8th grade ) But i dont know if they give scholarships to Jr. Prom Dresses. I would think it wouldnt matter...
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« Reply #59 on: March 12, 2005 04:15:13 PM »

I would definately give props to anyone who would be able to stand wearing a duct tape outfit for an entire night. I think I would faint somewhere along the line.  From my experience, wearing duct tape is like wearing a dress made out of insulation... very very warm and sweaty (minus the itch). I guess that's party due to the fact that duct tape doesn't allow your skin to breathe... It's almost like wearing a cast. I definately don't recommend it for anyone who is closterphobic in any way. Another thing to consider would be adding a zipper to your dress just in case you need to tinkle... otherwise your prom night could turn into a disaster!!! Ahhh!  Haha... I just thought of something wacky... A duct tape wedding. Hahahaha!
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