Fun with duct tape: A different kind of FO
Posted by Amber on July 20, 2008
I have this vision for my SOS’08 Socks on Vacation Photo Contest. However, I have to have 5 fake feet to realize this vision. I looked into getting some hosiery feet (the kind that model socks in department stores), but at $20 each, they’re an expensive vision. Then I was going to make plaster feet. I even found Fast Mâché – a quick setting version of the salt-flour mix we all loved as kids. However, it was both sticky and gross:
And also I didn’t make enough to even cover my feet:
I convinced Judy that if she helped me with her feet, I’d help her with her duct tape dress form. Which got me thinking. Duct tape feet form would be far, far less messy than plaster feet. Instead of a t-shirt, I used old athletic socks.
So, using the same principals, I started making a duct tape foot:
When done taping, cut down the back of the leg, and then use small pieces of tape to put it back together (a darning egg will help, otherwise, a second person to hold the sock in place while you tape.
Judy also made some fake feet (as a way to model socks without foreshortening):
Then we dressed them up:
Meanwhile; Judy started taping up herself.
It was very tiring:
When I was done with my feet, I helped tape up her back. To those who don’t need dress forms, it might have seemed like we were into some sort of dominatrix/bondage thing. Cheap bondage, what with it being duct tape….
Eventually, we cut Judy out of her duct tape cocoon.
It was a very productive afternoon!