Ok I decided I want my next costume to be Nightcrawler (movie version, as I have short, curly hair and therefore would not need a wig).
So, of course, one of Nighty's defining features is his tail. But I'm being picky. I don't want a 'limp' cloth tail but then I don't want a 'stiff' tail that is just a single piece of wire either.
I'd like to try for a more natural looking, segmented tail. Ideally, I would like to be able to rig fishing line or wire on the inside (like tendons) that would then attach to my legs and arms, underneath the coat, so that the tail would twitch and bounce in time to my natural movements.
I've got a big 8 ft length of, oh, I'd say 1/2 in, ridged plastic pipe that I can experiment with (there's also a Home Depot down the street
). I'm thinking of modeling it after those snake toys you used to be able to get - the ones that you hold it out by the tail and the snake wiggles back and forth.
Does anyone have any other suggestions?