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6138Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] Making a fat suit

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  • Sylvia Rognstad
    Feb 1, 2005
      Thanks to you and Curtis for the info. I guess foam is the way to go.
      Do you know where to buy the really lightweight foam? And what about
      putting boobs in the suit? How would you do that?


      On Jan 31, 2005, at 7:05 PM, Chrispygirl222@... wrote:

      > I've worked with a lot of fat suits, and I would say definitely go
      > with� foam
      > instead of batting, or poly stuffing, which always bunches up and
      > gets� lumpy
      > over time.� I would use a white t-shirt base with a snap crotch, and�
      > add
      > molded foam to the hips, belly and breasts, and butt if needed.� Use
      > a� knife to
      > smooth the edges, and sew spandex pockets to the t-shirt to hold the�
      > foam in
      > place.� It's really best to use snap tape or velcro on these� pockets
      > so you
      > can remove the padding for washing.� Sometimes the foam� holds so
      > much water,
      > the darn thing never dries in time.� If the guy sweats� a lot, or if
      > you have
      > two shows...you just always have to be aware of� drying time.� The
      > foam in the
      > home dec dept. of any fabric store would be� fine, and the airier or
      > lighter
      > the better, as long as it can hold shape. Hope� this helps!
      > Christine���
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