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Unread 02-18-2015, 09:03 PM   #1
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Making cotton appear leather-like?

I am doing a cosplay that is supposed to be made out of leather. I however do not have the funds to buy yards upon yards of fabric (super long coat) so I was hoping to be able to take the black fabric I had (heavy cotton) and give it a leather-like finish. I came across some tutorials that used acrylic paint and matte Mod Podge. It still looks bumpy and a bit too shiny when I tried it on a sample bit. Has anyone else attempted this? What were your results?
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Unread 02-26-2015, 10:13 AM   #2
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Honestly, with the amount of fabric you're suggesting, and the fact that acrylic paint can rub off, you might be better off buying pleather. You can find some decent textured pleater at online shops (JoAnne's has it too but it gets expensive, like $16 a yard).
I got all the leather for Rocket at about $4 per yard at fabric.com during a sale. Might be better to hold your black cotton for something else.
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