Backstory: I was invited to a costume party thrown by an expert in the art field. I felt compelled to impress as I assumed this person's guests would all have distinguishing eyes for "fine art".
Be warned if you undertake this project, it is time consuming and can become expensive. My budget came in somewhere around $150 or more. I am afraid to add up the receipts.
The idea is to create a body cast.
Step 1: MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT
Clear packaging tape
Sheet metal cutting shears
Plastic spreaders for spreading fiberglass resin/jelly
Cordless power saw
Bunjee cord, flat
Bunjee loop with ball end
Pine 1" x 8" x 8"
Seamstress flexible measuring tape
Metal foil tape
Step 2: MAKING THE MOLD
The mold is then cut from the body with a slice made by scissors along the length of the mold. Once removed the mold is retaped with clear packaging tape.
Next the mold should be filled with something lightweight to help it hold its shape. I used packing popcorn from a recent internet purchase and crumpled newspaper.
Cardboard pieces should be cut to cap off the openings on the molds and to help maintain its shape as shown in the "New Thigh" shown later.