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Hoop-Type Skirt Help!

Hey everyone! I'm currently working on a Bad Girl cosplay from No More Heroes and have run into a bit of a snag. Despite reading about plastic vs. metal boning, in my flurry to finish this cosplay (the con's in 9 days...) I ended up trying out the plastic boning anyhow since it was all I could find locally.

As I'm sure you can imagine, things didn't quite go as planned.

Thankfully, I was able to find somewhere located in Canada that carries metal boning, but since I'll be paying nearly $50 for it with the rush shipping I just wanted to be absolutely certain that the metal boning would be the solution to this issue and that there are no other options that I might be able to find locally?

Thanks for the help in advance!
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You don't use boning to make a hoop skirt stick out. You use hoop steel.
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You don't use boning to make a hoop skirt stick out. You use hoop steel.
Ah, sorry, hoop steel is what I'd been looking at buying. The other cosplayer who's work I'd been looking at referred to it as "metal boning" so the name kind of stuck. >.<
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Could you not use a normal layered petticoat for this? Why does it have to be a hoop?
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Could you not use a normal layered petticoat for this? Why does it have to be a hoop?
I tried a petti and it didn't look quite right, although I still had the boning in at the time. Perhaps I'll try it without and see how that goes though.
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