Time to Make New Hips

With my new tattoos I need hip forms that will not cover them.  The last two are good but have disadvantages that I want to solve.  The first is that foam tends to be expensive (up to 15 to 20 dollars a sq ft) so I been using recycled foam which added two factors of aging of the foam and varible chemical exposures.  This changed the flexablitity of the foam, structure of the foam and consistance of the foam which effected the cutting and sculpting foam.  Tools would cut one way then all of a sudden change and cause a bad cut.  Tools would never have the same effect which meant I would have to go very slow.

The other problem I was having was cleaning and upkeep of the foam hip.  They would get sweaty, then smelly and the best I could was air them out till dry and spray cleaners to disinfect and cut any smell.  I know to much information but it a needed concern.

Lastly I could not find a foam that would allow a taper that was easily hidden.  I would often have to have Three or Four pairs of dance tights ( each dance tights are rated at 15 mmhg so I guess that the four curve to somewhere around 35 to 50 mmHg yeay I know what the hell does that mean.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compression_stockings http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millimeter_of_mercury ) Which made it really hard at time to get dressed or to dress for that matter.)

So after about month of research I figured I had three options:

  1. Latex covered foam: 
  2. Arcylic covered foam:
  3. "Fat Suit" Method  HOW TO MAKE A FAT SUIT -- https://www.stanwinstonschool.com/tutorials/fat-suit-fabrication

 

  1. got a pair of pants that I was willing to cut up and were high waisted.
  2. Got a sharpie and wearing the pants
  3. found the low point above my garter tattoo.
  4. drew the shape I desired
  5. Off with the pants and cut the pattern seen here as the template.
  1. pinned TIGHT to the foam
  1. Cut and Shaped
  2. Labeling is Important
  1. covered with light cotten fabric 
  1. sewed around the foam shape keeping the fabric tight.
  2. went around three times
Date : 
Thursday, August 21, 2014