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Yellow .30 mm Latex Suit Used for Performance

My name is Mark. I am a contemporary Artist in Louisville, KY, USA. Here is a performance I did (description at www.vimeo.com/zenbutoisshoni/akinarukaze) using a yellow .30mm latex suit I created from materials bought at...

crow-killer, November 10th 2016 11:25:02 pm

なかなか変な動画ですね。How much experience do you have with latex prior to making that suit?

markmarsmark, November 9th 2016 11:11:35 am

The link to the performance on vimeo does not work, so please use this one...

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newbie

Measuring Latex Thickness

Is there a tool available for measuring the thickness of latex sheeting? Or is the accepted method just a matter of swatch comparison and learning what the various weights feel like?

JP, November 6th 2016 7:13:49 pm

I use a cheap jeweler's-grade micrometer -- doesn't need to be machinist quality for sheet thickness....

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Laser cutting / engraving, anyone?

Newly-opened Maker Space near my home has an industrial-quality laser cutter, Epilog Helix.  That opens up all sorts of possibilities for tiny details I'd never be able to cut by hand!Anyone here dabbled with laser cutting...

Alphax, February 18th 2017 11:57:59 am

That hood is from Kink Engineering in Canada.  You could try asking them what their laser cutting and...

crow-killer, November 10th 2016 12:45:53 am

I've seen a hood with "micro breathe" holes so that a traditional hole doesn't have to be cut out. The holes are...

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newbie

Making a jacket for halloween, could use suggestion

I'm having trouble finding the correct grey (matte) in a thicker gauge latex so my backup is to get the 0.5mm silver (from here) and figure out how to make it seem a bit more structured. For context I'm making Marty McFly jr's...

JP, September 21st 2016 10:18:55 pm

Haven't done pieces large enough to make a jacket, but it's relatively simple to laminate two sheets of latex...

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Halloween is coming.. what are you making?

Had fun with Robin last year, this year I've decided to do Nightwing.The comic book inspiration:Unlike most movie-style Batman/Robin versions lately, comic Nightwing isn't massively armored or hugely-built, just a thin suit over...

JP, November 11th 2016 1:08:48 pm

Also, the suit was a success in another way -- the really-detailed armored batsuits you see for cosplay are often...

JP, November 11th 2016 1:06:29 pm

Metallic black.  That's why the boots don't quite match, they're in a solid black finish.  Need to add...

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