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Astar
01-22-2010, 06:40 PM
I'm in the process of designing a Shale costume. Going to be using foam mattress material to make the rock body, and then spray-painting it. The only problem I'm having is deciding on what to use as the base of the costume to attach the foam onto. I was thinking a body suit, but those seem hard to come by. Any suggestions would help. Anyway, I'll keep a journal chronicling the process.

For those who don't know what Shale looks like, look here (http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/dragonage/images/8/85/Shale_fire_crystal.JPG).

Rexluna
02-05-2010, 12:32 AM
I totally wish I could help you, but I'm going to be cosplaying Morrigan so I just had to say that it's AWESOME that you're cosplaying Shale and good luck!

penny_dreadful
02-05-2010, 11:44 AM
A bodysuit is probably the best way to go. If you aren't confident in sewing one yourself, you can try a place like River's Edge Dancewear (http://www.riversedgedancewear.com/); they have a very large selection of styles and colors. I also just want to point out, in case you didn't already know, you have to seal your foam before painting it. How did you intend to attach the rock pieces to the base?

Astar
02-05-2010, 05:27 PM
A bodysuit is probably the best way to go. If you aren't confident in sewing one yourself, you can try a place like River's Edge Dancewear (http://www.riversedgedancewear.com/); they have a very large selection of styles and colors. I also just want to point out, in case you didn't already know, you have to seal your foam before painting it. How did you intend to attach the rock pieces to the base?

I did not think of sealing the foam, actually. I've been looking around at paints that are safe for foam (like... won't melt it), and I haven't come across anything in guides talking about sealing the foam. How would I go about doing that?

As for attaching the rock pieces, it would all depend on the material used for the base. If I use a bodysuit, I would most likely try to use large stitches to sew the foam on (of course, sewing into the crevices I cut into the foam so as to reduce how noticeable it is). My second thought was using cardboard or large sheets of hard paper for different segments of the body. I would most likely start looking into foam-friendly glues if that becomes the case... and if there are such glues.

Thanks for the input!