Re: Help Please!! Foam advice......
- --- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, "nelkiegrl"
>I am a mascot costume designer and builder. If you want it to last
> So..I am working with foam,in making these 3-D type body encompassing
> costumes. I'm thinking I will cut the foam, cover with fabric, and then
> somehow put it all together..Will hand stitching hold? Or will it just
> tear the foam? I have never done anything on this scale before. If
> there is a better way, or you have any advice, I would very much
> appreciate it. Thanks!
awhile and if it's going to take any kind of abuse
what-so-ever....cement, cement, cement....no matter what type of foam
it is. Then 'drape' your pattern draft over the finished shape (using
muslin or true-grid). If your foam is dense (like L200 series or any
reticulated), use the contact cement...two coats on each
gluing/adhering surface (let first coat dry almost completely before
applying second coat). If any soling is involved, barge cement is the
way to go. I'm willing to wager you need contact cement.
Hope this helps.