Monday, April 30, 2007

Project; diy Duct Tape Dress Form




Found at ReadyMade blog
Custom dress forms be damned. Why spend an arm and a leg on one of the limbless de Milos when, in less than two hours, you can make one from duct tape for about $15 (instead of the $300—or more—a custom form would cost you)? The folks behind Threads magazine have put together a great primer on how to make a duct tape double.

Perhaps because of its irresistible body armor allure, the duct tape doppelg√§nger is also oddly popular among Lord of the Rings costume makers, and historical reenactors. The process requires a partner (who will mummify your t-shirted torso with tape), so invite your stitch-savvy friends over for drinks and a duct-tape dummy-making party √† la The Bookish Girl. Spilling wine on your shirt isn’t a problem when you’re wrapped in duct tape!



A duct-tape dress form is quick, cheap, and simple. You'll need a couple of 60-ft. rolls of duct tape, a long tee shirt, and a little plastic wrap. Oh, yes, and someone to wrap you in tape.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

We made our dummy yesterday- for $20 and parts found around the house. I used a cardboard tube to center Matilda upon and a wire coathanger with cardboard shoulder boards to stablize the top portion- well taped upon the top of the tube. For storage I am using the base of a floor lamp with top removed, just slipped long cardboard tube over it, trimmed to my neck height, adjusted with coathanger for proper shoulder height now Matilda spins and is removable and hangable if desired.

Lots of fun and unfortunately fairly accurate- 3D reveals truth!

Lietta Ruger said...

Excellent comment, helps make this post more of a 'how to' - thanks for adding details and your experience!

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