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glitter latex

Posted on: Jun 15th 2019 12:04:50 am

How large of an area are you wanting to spray?For a large surface, I use an electric...

Custom Latex Labels for Clothing

Posted on: Jun 13th 2019 9:45:51 pm

A friend made some using a rubber stamp and a contrasting color of liquid latex....

UV resistancy

Posted on: Jun 13th 2019 9:42:38 pm

How much UV exposure are you talking about? Daily use outdoors? Occasional outdoor...

glitter latex

Posted on: Jun 13th 2019 9:39:33 pm

What size of glitter are you wanting to use, and how smooth of a finish do you...

first round of trial and error done, I'd like to coffee-talk

Posted on: Apr 13th 2018 3:57:03 pm

Cleaning - many solvents can damage latex, so be careful.  The solvent MJ...

How would you make a two-colored cape?

Posted on: Jul 18th 2017 2:37:45 am

Thanks!Lots of threads on here are still useful after a long dormancy, nothing wrong...

Cleaning Silicone lubricant off of Latex

Posted on: Jul 18th 2017 12:41:36 am

Testing on scraps, xylene doesn't appear to weaken the latex after it evaporates and...

Cleaning Silicone lubricant off of Latex

Posted on: Jul 17th 2017 9:10:34 pm

I usually use xylene, since I have gallons of it around for painting.  Note...

How would you make a two-colored cape?

Posted on: Jul 17th 2017 9:05:05 pm

To give a better feel for the size of the cape...

How would you make a two-colored cape?

Posted on: Jul 17th 2017 9:00:52 pm

Hello, all.  Got notified of additional traffic and realized I'd never updated...

How would you make a two-colored cape?

Posted on: Feb 4th 2017 10:25:57 pm

I've previously made a cape for a red-and-black Robin using MJ Trends' two-color...

Recommended glue for cotton-latex bond

Posted on: Jan 22nd 2017 9:48:19 pm

I don't believe an ordinary white school glue wold work -- water-based latex glue...

Recommended glue for cotton-latex bond

Posted on: Jan 19th 2017 8:35:53 pm

MJTrends' water-based latex cement works well on cotton, wicks into the fibers....

Recommended glue for cotton-latex bond

Posted on: Jan 19th 2017 4:28:25 pm

A leather punch works well for putting holes in cotton tape -- make the hole as...

Suggestions of glue/adhesive for fixing latex suit?

Posted on: Jan 19th 2017 4:23:31 pm

Also, what's the finish on the suit?  If it has been chlorinated, you'll want...

Suggestions of glue/adhesive for fixing latex suit?

Posted on: Jan 19th 2017 4:19:45 pm

Either of the adhesives sold here at MJTrends should work.  The solvent-based...

Halloween is coming.. what are you making?

Posted on: Nov 11th 2016 1:08:48 pm

Also, the suit was a success in another way -- the really-detailed armored batsuits...

Halloween is coming.. what are you making?

Posted on: Nov 11th 2016 1:06:29 pm

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

Halloween is coming.. what are you making?

Posted on: Nov 10th 2016 6:46:11 pm

Realized I never showed how my Nightwing turned out...

Measuring Latex Thickness

Posted on: Nov 6th 2016 7:13:49 pm

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

Laser cutting / engraving, anyone?

Posted on: Sep 27th 2016 4:07:34 pm

Newly-opened Maker Space near my home has an industrial-quality laser cutter, Epilog...

Halloween is coming.. what are you making?

Posted on: Sep 22nd 2016 3:59:47 pm

Yes, good cosplay armor is really expensive -- not unusual for people to spend over...

Making a jacket for halloween, could use suggestion

Posted on: Sep 21st 2016 10:18:55 pm

Haven't done pieces large enough to make a jacket, but it's relatively simple to...

Halloween is coming.. what are you making?

Posted on: Sep 21st 2016 9:37:26 pm

The boots had some deep scratches that I buffed out, and a couple of seams that I...

Halloween is coming.. what are you making?

Posted on: Sep 21st 2016 9:34:06 am

Oh, and what's a superhero without boots?Not latex, but I wanted them to match --...

Halloween is coming.. what are you making?

Posted on: Sep 20th 2016 11:35:22 pm

Had fun with Robin last year, this year I've decided to do Nightwing.The comic book...

Home chlorination, anyone?

Posted on: Sep 20th 2016 7:04:25 pm

While planning this year's Halloween costume, I got distracted by a long evening of...

That new green/black stretch snakeskin -- perfect timing!

Posted on: May 18th 2016 10:19:54 pm

They're veg-tan leather, dyed orange, then glazed with copper acrylic, stitched...

That new green/black stretch snakeskin -- perfect timing!

Posted on: Mar 31st 2016 1:31:04 pm

PS, especially with less-stretchy materials like this (it's only 2-way stretch, not...

That new green/black stretch snakeskin -- perfect timing!

Posted on: Mar 31st 2016 1:21:28 pm

MJ Trends had perfect timing announcing their new green/black stretch snakeskin...

Painting on latex....

Posted on: Mar 31st 2016 1:12:54 pm

Definitely can be done.  See one earlier thread for some...

Lingerie student needs help! Latex corsetry?

Posted on: Mar 1st 2016 12:29:42 am

Haven't made a corset, but I've done some latex work, and my wife has a commercial...

What should I do?

Posted on: Jan 20th 2016 10:59:31 pm

Which look do you prefer?  Either material will work for her costume, so it's...

Good pattern for latex superhero cape?

Posted on: Jan 14th 2016 1:36:24 pm

Sorry for the slow reply, but yes, a full cape takes a lot more material than just a...

Rubber shower curtain

Posted on: Jan 14th 2016 10:58:48 am

Also, if you're used to using brass, stainless grommets are definitely harder to...

Rubber shower curtain

Posted on: Jan 14th 2016 10:56:35 am

If you want stainless grommets, go to an industrial supplier, or a place that deals...

Good pattern for latex superhero cape?

Posted on: Dec 9th 2015 12:36:44 am

4 yards of 0.3 mm for the body, and about half a yard of 0.6 mm for the shoulders...

adhesive question

Posted on: Nov 13th 2015 9:05:53 pm

If you've already thinned it and it's working well, no need to add ammonia now, but...

Roller dispenser for ammonia-based adhesive

Posted on: Nov 13th 2015 9:00:56 pm

It only does that if you don't keep the bottle straight.  Once I figured it...

Good pattern for latex superhero cape?

Posted on: Nov 4th 2015 11:52:24 pm

Realized I never posted a finished photo...

Roller dispenser for ammonia-based adhesive

Posted on: Nov 4th 2015 11:48:19 pm

Last month I was getting a bit frustrated laying a smooth, uniform line of adhesive...

Getting Out Wrinkles in Cear Vinyl?

Posted on: Nov 4th 2015 11:36:48 pm

I've de-wrinkled clear vinyl boat windows using a hot water hand shower, around 140...

adhesive question

Posted on: Nov 4th 2015 11:29:32 pm

Adding too much plain water to ammonia-based latex can tip the pH far enough for the...

Latex Wedding

Posted on: Oct 5th 2015 8:14:50 pm

Stunning!Did you do your own shirt and jacket?  What patterns did you use?

Dry-finish polish for chlorinated latex?

Posted on: Sep 19th 2015 10:30:19 pm

I suspect it doesn't exist, but thought I'd ask.Chlorination gives a slick surface...

Avoiding metal stains: plastic snaps

Posted on: Sep 19th 2015 10:21:07 pm

They're also less expensive than metal snaps, and easier to work with. ...

Avoiding metal stains: plastic snaps

Posted on: Sep 19th 2015 10:17:29 pm

Recently decided to make myself a men's dress shirt, but didn't want to...

Good pattern for latex superhero cape?

Posted on: Aug 30th 2015 12:29:13 am

These were $25/pair on eBay, figure they fit the black and red theme well. ...

Good pattern for latex superhero cape?

Posted on: Aug 25th 2015 12:52:17 am

My wife points out that all current Batman/Robin movie costumes also feature an...

Good pattern for latex superhero cape?

Posted on: Aug 12th 2015 11:24:22 pm

Good pattern for latex superhero cape?

Posted on: Aug 12th 2015 11:22:20 pm

Good pattern for latex superhero cape?

Posted on: Aug 12th 2015 11:20:37 pm

Good pattern for latex superhero cape?

Posted on: Aug 12th 2015 11:18:02 pm

Lousy photos, but here's the finished cape.  The rest of the costume is still...

Good pattern for latex superhero cape?

Posted on: Jul 31st 2015 12:22:56 am

Definitely looking forward to the party!For the closure, I made small pockets on the...

Good pattern for latex superhero cape?

Posted on: Jul 19th 2015 6:48:41 pm

Found several tutorials for Batman's floor-length cape, mostly designed around...

Good pattern for latex superhero cape?

Posted on: Jul 16th 2015 7:25:38 pm

Thanks.  But I'd like a much fuller cape -- if you look at the movie versions,...

begginer that needs help!

Posted on: Jul 13th 2015 8:03:58 pm

On sweat and seams -- earlier this summer I spent a very sunny day in a long-sleeved...

begginer that needs help!

Posted on: Jul 13th 2015 7:56:57 pm

Another tip for working with thin latex and solvent-based glue:  Back the glued...

Good pattern for latex superhero cape?

Posted on: Jul 13th 2015 7:54:09 pm

I have the best wife on Earth, she surprised me this weekend with tickets to the Las...

Airbrushing on latex?

Posted on: Apr 6th 2015 10:38:41 pm

My construction technique could still use more practice, but I'm not letting that...

Airbrushing on latex?

Posted on: Mar 31st 2015 11:31:08 pm

Wow!  Now that I found that one, a later post from the same...

Airbrushing on latex?

Posted on: Mar 31st 2015 11:24:08 pm

Gave up for the night and did some housecleaning.  Came across the remains of a...

Airbrushing on latex?

Posted on: Mar 31st 2015 10:39:24 pm

Several hours of googling haven't found a solution so far.Most people working with...

Airbrushing on latex?

Posted on: Mar 30th 2015 10:22:53 pm

Has anyone done airbrushing on relatively tight latex?  Glued-on latex trim...

The

Posted on: Mar 28th 2015 10:14:02 am

I believe the "one coat" wording appears only on their repositionable glue, not the...

Help please!

Posted on: Jan 17th 2015 6:59:11 pm

You definitely need to post photos when you're done, that looks like it should be an...

elasticizing

Posted on: Jan 17th 2015 6:49:52 pm

What do you want the waist to look like?I use latex cut into a strip and glued on....

Home chlorination, anyone?

Posted on: Jan 2nd 2015 12:10:51 am

Since my previous tests with vinegar-based chlorination went well, I glued up...

Home chlorination, anyone?

Posted on: Jan 2nd 2015 12:03:14 am

They're a very good site for technical details, though the volume of past discussion...

Bleaching metal stains on light latex?

Posted on: Jan 1st 2015 11:37:38 pm

Since I couldn't find good answers, I made some brass stains on scrap white sheet...

Bleaching metal stains on light latex?

Posted on: Dec 24th 2014 7:24:45 pm

Not actually MJT latex, but... a white latex shirt has some eyelets that turn out...

Latex gluing tips?

Posted on: Dec 23rd 2014 2:32:39 pm

In case this thread might help someone else...Is it possible the surface of the...

Home chlorination, anyone?

Posted on: Dec 18th 2014 10:06:51 pm

Thanks!  Glad someone finds it interesting.I wouldn't pretend to be an expert,...

Latex scales

Posted on: Dec 16th 2014 11:43:35 pm

Very uniform circles, what sort of punch or die are you cutting them with?

Home chlorination, anyone?

Posted on: Dec 16th 2014 11:41:26 pm

Second test, 0.4mm metallic bronze latex, glued with MJT ammonia-based cement...

Latex Glue Removal/Cleanup Question

Posted on: Dec 16th 2014 1:07:42 am

Responding to Forrest, on chlorination -- chlorination will not make worn latex like...

XXX-MAS Stockings

Posted on: Dec 15th 2014 11:08:28 pm

Beautiful.  What did you do for the sole and heels?

Home chlorination, anyone?

Posted on: Dec 3rd 2014 12:04:38 am

FYI - first test of home chlorination with MJ Trends latex, 0.35mm red/black, 10...

Washing 4-way stretch vinyl

Posted on: Nov 26th 2014 1:35:36 am

Might also be worth looking into "wetsuit deodorizer" such as MiraZyme from McNett...

Seam cleaner

Posted on: Nov 25th 2014 11:02:34 am

I use "Bestine" rubber cement solvent & thinner, from the folks who make...

Pirate shirt, reversible black/red latex

Posted on: Nov 24th 2014 11:30:49 pm

Made of 0.35mm red/black latex, reversible.  Love the drape of the baggy...

Home chlorination, anyone?

Posted on: Nov 15th 2014 12:35:17 am

Just came across MJ Trends today, haven't worked with their latex yet, but I have...

recommendations on grommet/snap hand press machine

Posted on: Nov 15th 2014 12:18:34 am

Regarding metals that don't play well with latex, you should be able to find...

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