My son plays for a youth football team, and their team name is the Chargers. Their logo is the same as the San Diego Chargers which is just a simple lightning bolt. Because everyone knows I like to make costumes, they asked if I could make one for a mascot. Being the sucker I am, I agreed.
I was thinking of using some kind of foam to create the bolt 3D. I was thinking something along the lines of having the bottom open to slip over the head, a hole on the top for the head to come out, and holes in the side for arms to come out. I hope that makes sense. What kind of foam would you recommend?
Once I get the form created, I'll need to get it to be the right color. I'm not sure about painting it, as I fear it would crack. is there a paint I could use? if not paint, is there a stretchy fabric like spandex that I could use? I've gotten decent sewing skills, so I think I could sew something that would cover the whole piece. Any advice of type of fabric?
I'll try to sketch something up to illustrate my ideas better...