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How To Shorten a Latex Cape


I have one of artsee1's beautiful latex capes but it is just a tad too long for me. I'd like to shorten it up more to the movie length. How would I go about doing so or would it just be too much trouble?

-Matt

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Re: how to shorten a latex cape?


Simply put on the cape with your suit and boots and have someone mark each of the eight scallop tips with a marker or masking tape while you are standing stright up so the marks are the exact same height off the floor whatever you want that height to be and then take the cape off and spread it out on the floor. Now redraw your curved scallops and cut the curves carefully with a fiskors scissors and you are set to go with a cape perfectly sized for you and your specifications. Take care.

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Re: how to shorten a latex cape?


Paul, thanks for that tip. What are fiskor scissors? I have no clue as to what they are. LOL

-Matt
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Re: how to shorten a latex cape?


Orange handled sewing scissors. Very sharp. Available all over.

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Re: how to shorten a latex cape?


matt, you can buy fiskars at wal mart. look in the school & office supply section. show us how your cape turns out! we need before & after pics! :happy

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Re: how to shorten a latex cape?


I have a pair of those scisssors i think. LOL. Once I get my armor mounted and everything I'll be shortening the capes and everyone can have pics.

-Matt
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matt, go ahead and buy a new pair to do your cape. you don't want to use scissors that might be a little dull on latex, you need a good, clean, sharp pair to cut through it without getting raggedy edges.

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