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Unread 12-09-2012, 05:24 AM   #1
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one way see through fabric

I chucked together this mascot head for a fancy dress party this week and though it came out well the eye slot doesnt allow for much vertical visual range:

So what id like to do is cut out the circular 'button' area and cover it with a white fabric so that it looks solid from the outside but lets me see out reasonably well. Any fabric suggestions?
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Unread 12-09-2012, 07:56 AM   #2
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The trick to seeing out and not being seen isn't really all that fancy, it's a matter of the fact that it's dark inside the head but light outside it that allows you to see through the fabric but others not see you. Just go to the fabric store & walk around looking through fabrics till you get something opaque enough that you can see through at about 4" distance.
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I was actually wondering about something like this too. I found a possible solution in all the places possible... Walmart. it was a sports stretch fabric shirt. like the kind they use for breathable sports wear. you can see pretty well out of it. where you can get it in just the fabric. I have no idea. let me know if you find a place!
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there's this stuff called "Powernet"... Joanns calls it Power mesh...the stuff I sell at the store I work at (aka not Joann's) a stiff somewhat sheer fabric that you could overlay, it should come in white as well as black and nude, I know for sure that it's pretty opaque even though you can see through it.

That or Speakercloth, but Speakercloth only comes in darker colors to my knowledge
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Unread 12-10-2012, 09:41 AM   #5
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Speakercloth?
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