Posts tagged #latex

8-bit "Lace" Latex Corset Progress

This is a progress update on a latex "lace" corset. The pattern is made of tiny cut squares, luckily that was done using a laser cutter, not by hand. There are literally thousands of holes cut in this piece.

Currently this project is about 40 hours in, with much of that time being spent writing custom code to take any image and generate the files to be cut using the laser cutter. If something is worth doing it is worth writing code to do!

I hope to have finished pictures up of this shortly, but personally projects always take second place to client work.

Material details:

  • Custom steel boning front and back
  • 3/4’’ waist tape
  • Speed lace rings on back
  • Hook and eye closure on front
  • 1 mm metallic red latex (back)
  • .65 mm metallic pewter latex (front)

(The latex was purchased from sheetlatex.com)

Posted on May 28, 2012 and filed under Clothing.

Halloween Costume photos

With the passing of Halloween comes photos recovered from the party. I think I achieved the creepy cyborg look I was going for.

The clear plastic parts are acrylic laser cut from a sheet then moulded with heat and care. Blue LEDs are embedded and powered by a combination of Li-Pol (and AAA batteries for the older pieces.) My new go to power source is a 3.7v Li-Pol battery with a constant current driver. This allows me to simply stack LEDs in parallel with no series resistors.

Taken in the photo booth

Taken in the photo booth

Posted on November 4, 2011 and filed under Clothing.

Hexagon outfit

This kit was designed entirely with CAD software. Nothing fancy just take measurements and make curves. Basic pattern making skill here (need to work on that).

Free tools for this would be inkscape and open office spread sheet.

Process behind this is:

  • Make some sketch; in my case doodle a plan on some random scrap of paper
  • Take measurements
  • Use spread sheet to divide according to planned design
  • Draw it up in CAD
  • Export to laser and cut on paper
  • Test paper pieces for scale and fit (as well as one can test with paper)
  • Make adjustments and repeat
  • Cut latex

Assembly takes hours of gluing and random profanity before everything is neatly finished.

Optional things to do:

  • Lose sleep
  • Rush like hell
  • Meet deadline by a hair.

Hexagon pattern is a laser cut appliqué.

Cut using the Site 3 Laser cutter with latex sheeting from sheetlatex.com.

 

Model: Fenix Targaryen   Photographer & Make-up: Jonah Fheonix

Model: Fenix Targaryen

Photographer & Make-up: Jonah Fheonix

Also on   my DeviantArt

Also on my DeviantArt

Posted on July 13, 2011 and filed under Clothing.