To answer Penlow, no, this is not a stocking. I had not considered making my own, but it would probably be too much work, and I have zero experience with crochet or making net.
The mesh that lunaflora found is not suitable for costumes, it is stiff, etc. Read the note below, from the questions on Amazon.
I'm making costumes. Has anyone cut, and sewn seams with, this fabric?
Yes and it was incredibly stiff and had none of the stretch I associate with this type of mesh in commercial products. I ended up dumping the whole project.
Thanks for your thoughts, let's see what else comes up