Making A Skirt
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Making A Skirt

Posted in Custom Workstation

Probably not the headline I wanted to start my forum time with but stranger things have been asked, I guess.

So, this is my second custom, ever, and I realise I probably should have got a skirt on this gal before painting but, also, impatience! I've had a look around and can't seem to find any tips or tricks to getting the skirt part of her outfit done (other than finding a figure with a skirt), without restricting too much articulation. Does anyone have any tips?

This is what I have so far:



Posted by Kaboom
on Thursday, April 3, 2014
User Comments
pock63 -
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Looks nice
Green Skin -
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Looks great! Much much better than my second custom was.
Kaboom -
Saturday, April 5, 2014
So while I was out and about, I picked up a few materials. I ended up using the foam-y fabric from a pencil case, which worked pretty well.



I've gotta go and fix up a few things and then I've finally finished the new Ms Marvel. I did a few things wrong with her that took up a lot of time to rectify but she's only my second custom so it's been a good learning curve. Thanks again for the help, guys.
Green Skin -
Friday, April 4, 2014
Yep, I just painted over the fabric.

were you using fabric paint or normal acrylics?

Just normal acrylics.
pock63 -
Friday, April 4, 2014
Yep, I just painted over the fabric.

were you using fabric paint or normal acrylics?
Green Skin -
Friday, April 4, 2014
Yep, I just painted over the fabric.
Patraw -
Friday, April 4, 2014
I agree that fabric is definitely the way to go if you want to minimalize the impact on the hip articulation.
Kaboom -
Thursday, April 3, 2014
That Herc figure is niiiiice. Did you just paint directly over the fabric?

Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I'll pick up some supplies and test out a few different materials, see which works better.
pock63 -
Thursday, April 3, 2014
You can also use different types of rubber or vinyl from table clothes. Heating the rubber before tacking or glueing it in place will help with it retaining shape.
Green Skin -
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Fabric would be a good way to go. It's what I used on this Herc and it's a similar type skirt.
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