Cording dreds

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Predmom

New Member
Greetings..I am a new member. I have been invading this site over and over again getting great ideas for the pred costume I am making for my son for holloween 2008.

You all have great talent. I am a upholsterer at heart and this will be my first costume with latex. I made the duct tape dummy. I have the air brush, thanks to my hubby. The cannon is contructed and has one coat of paint.

The question is: I want to use 1/2 inch cording (cotton) as the dreads. Has anyone tried this? I looked but, alas, nothing. Is this a new idea?

I plan to paint them and taper the ends. They seem to be flexable enough. Any help or warnings would be appriciated.

Predmom
 

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idio

New Member
They MAY be alittle heavy to wear for any length of time.


otherwise good luck :D
I agree.

I don't believe it's a new idea but I don't see anyone else here that has done it (in pics).

Just a reminder that if cotton gets wet it will absorb the liquid(s) and get even heavier.
I believe it is why people have stayed away from cotton as dreads.

You can try a few and see if the weight is manageable.
Look for different items that could also be used as dreads
Someone else has used plastic insulation type of covering.

I myself am looking at the foam pool noodles for my dreads.
If it works out, I'll start a huntorial for it. =)
Hopefully our ideas will work out,
if not, it will be a great learning experience.
 

Predmom

New Member
Well I have shaped one and painted it but, it did not absorb the paint in the color I wanted. It wasn't dark enough. So I am going to try to use Modge Podge on it to seal it. It might take the paint better. Thanks for the advice. It may work...then again it might not. 26 days left and counting...
 

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