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« on: June 15, 2006 04:25:53 PM »

I don't really know where to post this. But I've seen duct tape dress forms here before, so I made one! In purple, my favorite color!

My purple body double!
It doesn't reach down my bum or anything, which I blame on my sister. She was the one wrapping me up and she's a lefty and 11 years old, so I blame it on her. Thank you, sis! But my mom and I bought a table leg from the hardware store as a base, because we thought it would hold it up, which it did until I stuffed it. *boo*. Does anyone have any ideas about how to make it stand up?

The base, which is lovely, but not stable! I might make another one in yellow. . .this one bugs me because of the stand thing. Just tell me how to fix it and next time I'll do better!
Comments/advice would be appreciated!

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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2006 09:01:44 PM »

well, i've been a) too lazy, and b) rather hesitant to shame so much duct tape by shaping it to my less than proportionate measurements to make one... but i heard something about using a shower curtain rod, and 3 of those L-shaped wall shelf brackets to make an adjustable one.. illustrated (rather quickly) by my mad ms paint skillz:
yeah, i forgot to include in there that if you do that whole drill- a - hole- in- the- base thing, you can adjust the height... but anywho... i think that should be effective, if not time intensive... i think i may just make one now... except for the fear i have of seeing myself, life- size, in all the honesty of duct tape... but alas.. i've wasted rather enough time... good job, and by the way, i LOVE your room... haha, I'd never guess you liked purple..

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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2006 10:07:15 PM »

Awesome! Love the purple tape!!!  Grin

but i heard something about using a shower curtain rod, and 3 of those L-shaped wall shelf brackets to make an adjustable one.

Yep. That was my idea. I posted it along with my duct tape dummy that I covered in fabric. The shower curtain rod and the shelf brackets work really well. I've had the dummy for almost 3 years and moved 2 times and everything is still in tip top shape. Also it is adjustable. You just turn the rod till you reach the desired height of the dummy. Works like a charm.

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