Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Revisiting the Papier-Mâché Dress Form

Although we have been slacking in adventures lately, warm weather is just around the corner and that always means ridiculous stories and wild drives, so we'll be sure to post some new fun very shortly.

In the meantime, we have noticed that many of the people who come to Absurd Adventurers do so through our post "Papier-Mâché Dress Form" that we wrote all the way back on January 30, 2010. We realized that we never wrote a follow up about that project or whether or not it actually worked. Well...........

it was a complete bust.

If you decide to make your own dress form out of papier-mâché, we suggest letting it fully dry before cutting it off. However, this is difficult because you will have to face hypothermia, numb limbs, claustrophobia, and a general uncomfortable feeling for a few hours. If you can power through all of these side effects and can actually wait for everything to dry before cutting it off, it will probably be much easier to reassemble it and have a workable dress form.

Although we waited for the top layer of paper to harden, we ended up cutting it all off before the bottom layers had a chance to dry and when we put it somewhere safe to dry, it ended up getting misshapen and it was impossible to glue up the side and actually make it work.

Now, Caitlin has a professional dress form and, even though it obviously costs a lot more than a homemade one, it's definitely worth the money.