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Topic: I want to make a "Stunt Double"  (Read 6357 times)
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« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2008 11:29:55 AM »

To hold up the double I would put a stick or shower curtain rod in a 5 gallon bucket then fill it with gravel, sand, or cement.  I'm going to stuff my double with plastic bags from the grocery store.  Unfortunatly or fortunalty I found I was pregnant after buying the duct tape, but I didn't get started making it.  There is no telling what size I will be after this one! Shocked

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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2012 02:31:33 PM »

I've done the plaster cast with foam fill then removal of the plaster.  It turned out okay.  The only major problem I had during the casting was about 15 minutes in I was VERY claustrophobic and still had to stay in the casting for another 15 minutes till it was dry.  As a result I was breathing heavy and the cast took the shape of my expanded stomach and chest instead of my regular size.  So it is great for making things that will be loose or skim, but is not great for tailored looks.  I think if I was going to do another one of these I would go with the amalgam stuff that dentists use and only do half of my body at a time then join the pieces.  Another thing you have to remember is that when you cast or amalgam you need to remain standing still the entire time.  If you try to do it laying down your body curves move with gravity.  Also make sure you mark your body and the cast at all the pertinent points, center front, back, sides, and make sure that the marks line up before you close to fill.
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2013 01:54:01 PM »

you know, I have a duct tape double, but I haven't stuffed it yet, because I don't know what to put it on!  like a stand!!  I'd love one of the knobbed stands like the old time dummies, but I have no clue where to find one! 

I mounted mine on an old lampshade stand.

« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2013 10:27:12 PM »

I asked for and got a small dressform on Freecycle, then put my duct tape form over that

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« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2013 10:31:13 PM »

Actually, now I remember - I got a store mannequin (much smaller than me) that was being thrown out, I mounted it on the old lampshade post and I put my stunt double on that (used old clothes to stuff the gaps). My stunt double is the adhesive paper kind.

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« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2013 05:55:12 PM »

This is my favorite tutorial on making a body double using paper mailing tape.  It's just beautiful when done.

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