I’m currently building a cosplay, an armor to be exact, for this years GameX. And it’s really hard! x) I’m such a cosplay noob… Haha! Anyway! My friend found something on youtube that has been a great help, how to make your own personal fitting dummy with your measurements! (Like I said, This is not my own idea and I have no idea who to give credit to. I’m merely showing how to do it, the credit goes to you unknown youtuber! You know who you are 🙂 )
Ok! This is what you need:
• One old t-shirt that you don’t need
• One scissor
• 1-2 rolls of duct tape
• Optional material to fill it with (old newspapers maybe)
• Help from a friend who is willing to wrap you in duct tape ;D
Ok, let’s get started!
Put on the t-shirt and ask your friend to start wraping the tape around your upper body. ((we discovered that it was easier to get a good shape if you put on strips of tape rather than directly from the roll!)) When your upper body is fully covered in tape it’s scissor time! Cut open the “tape t-shirt” along the spine (be careful!!) x) Then all you need to do is take it off, tape it back together, tape over the arm/neck holes and fill it with the padding of your choice!
Mine is filled with parts of a rolled up mattress, pillow filling and some random strips of cloth. I took an old running shirt and put over it, cut off the arms and voila! DONE! 😀