11909Re: Puffer fish costume
- Aug 16, 2010Hi, wire is not a good choice for a child as there can be sharp ends that get exposed over time and wire bends so it can get bent out of shape. Covering can be a cottom lycra knit that can be painted or drawn on with marker to create the details.
I suggest "German Plastic Bones" as found at both Farthingales and Farthingales L.A. these bones are great for creating circles as they can be sewn to themselves and are light weight, they pose no risks and are relatively inexpensive.
Hope this helps
--- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, Sylvia Rognstad <sylvia@...> wrote:
> I woman I work with is trying to make a puffer fish costume for her
> grandson. I don't know much about costume crafts but have been
> racking my brain for easy ideas. I'm not concerned about the spines,
> just how to achieve the overall ball shape and get it to stay blown
> up, so to speak. She was planning on making a wire frame out of 3
> different sized circles and covering them with batting and felt. I
> suggested foam, but it seems like one would have to make a muslin
> shell first to put around the wire frame. I hope I'm making myself
> Any ideas?
> Sylvia Rognstad
> Costume/clothing design & construction
> Alterations & home dec
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