how to make a costume frame?

I'm making a Lady Gaga costume and it is wide below the waist. should i use chicken wire??? or what other things can i do. the dress keeps colapsing because the frame i have is too flimsy.


rickharris5 years ago
In view of the world lack of whalebone - chicken wire or fibreglass rod (see fishing rod supplies) will have to do.
Kiteman5 years ago
Chicken wire would work, or stuff it with screwed-up.... stuff.

Newspapers, socks, bacon, whatever suits the costume.

Alternatively, you could make the fabric itself stiff, by painting it with PVA glue (white wood/craft glue), or papier-mache-ing a layer of paper or fabric underneath the fabric.