I was asking myself if anyone of you ever made a conservational mannequin theirselves.. It seems like most mannequins are made from a dow 220 Ethafoam core, with polyester batting and coating-fabric.. It doesn't sound too hard (well except the foam-cutting ) and in my opinion something that could be tried out.. The question I have is how such a form could be supported and mounted. I guess the foam is not rigid enough to support a full costume itself, so I think the biggest problem is to think about a supportive armature, which conforms with the conservation standards.
Anyone of you ever tried something similiar out?