Costumes on mannequins: How do you avoid poking

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by PropReplicator, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. PropReplicator

    PropReplicator Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    I want to get some "real" mannequins for my costumes, but I don't want to poke holes in the pants legs of my costumes for the metal support bars for the mannequin.

    What's the trick?

    W.
     
  2. vaderman1701

    vaderman1701 Well-Known Member

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    I use 1/2 inch plumbing pipe to support my "bendy" mannequin. I have a 60" long pipe connected to a flange that is attached to plywood. I have a T at the end of the long pipe to 6" pipes extend out. Elbows are put on the ends and then 2 4" pipes extend from each elbow.

    I have my Vader costume on it. Works well. I actually use the belt straps for the costume and fasten them around the pipes to ensure it will not fall over.

    Hope that helps.

    Scott
     
  3. PropReplicator

    PropReplicator Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Cool, sort of a lifesize doll display set-up? Sounds fairly easy.

    thanks.
    Wayne
     
  4. eddie vader

    eddie vader New Member

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    I drill a hole through the bottom of the shoe. It works very well and is the most aesthetically pleasing, IMO.

    E. Vader
     
  5. PropReplicator

    PropReplicator Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Ack. I don't know if I could do that to my Fett boots. :eek

    Wayne
     
  6. Guardian Devil

    Guardian Devil Sr Member

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    I removed all the supports for my mannequin after I had trouble displaying my DD suit on it. Short of cutting a hole in the left boot and two holes in the jacket I didnt have many options.
    I just got a 6 foot metal bar and attached a bracket to the back of the neck of the mannequin. The top of the pole rests on the bracket, I then attached the bottom of the bar to the base I knocked together for it. Worked better than I thought it would.

    So I'm fine as long as nothing I put on it wants to wear a necklace :lol
     

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