Puzzle pieces and broken mirror
- I've been asked to build a horror clown costume in which 1/2 the
fabric is printed with puzzle pieces and the other has broken mirror
printed on it. They want something that is durable and machine
washable like a cotton or polyester.
I realize that this may be a bit too specific a request, but I would
like to make them happy and at least try to find it. If anyone has any
leads I would greatly appreciate it.
- --- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, "Lee Cox"
>Well, the first trick is to find whatever image you want to be the
> I've been asked to build a horror clown costume in which 1/2 the
> fabric is printed with puzzle pieces and the other has broken mirror
> printed on it. They want something that is durable and machine
> washable like a cotton or polyester.
puzzle. You could do something as simple as zig-zagging down some
narrow black ribbon to make the seams between puzzle pieces. The
broken mirror I would do by using a base piece of black material, and
sewing 'shards' of some kind of mylar-treated material (there's a few
different options there, most of them are spandex of some sort with
small mylar squares). It wouldn't actually be reflective, per se, but
it would create the illusion of a shattered piece of glass. I'd cut
out the pattern pieces of the costume, then do whatever treatment (the
puzzle seams or the shards), and then assemble the costume.
To avoid problems with the material shifting, use Wonder-Under or some
other kind of fusible webbing...use it on the material you are going
to make your shards from, then cut them out. Press them onto the
other material, then zig-zag the edges down so they can't peel loose
Just the first approach to the problem that comes to mind. Feel free
to email if you want to bounce more ideas around. This one sounds
like a fun project!