Step 4: Fine tune the body structure
You may want to clip out some of the wire to make it fit better allowing more room for your legs or arms.
Additionally, you will want to wrap the sharp points with duct tape so that they don't poke you so much. In particular the interior should have duct tape to pad it. I also added some cardboard where the wire mesh was a little uneven.
You also want to add the brim and top of the top hat using the cardboard you set aside. Just cut a ring of cardboard to fit onto the top body structure as the brim, and then cut a circle out for the top of the top hat. Use the duct tape to hold these in place.
You will need to attach some sort of suspenders to keep the bottom section from falling off of your body. I used cheap women's stockings tied to the frame, and they worked well, but any fabric strips should work.
Try this on to make sure it fits and is to your liking. Once you start papier mache'ing, modification of the shape of the body structure becomes very difficult.