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Photographer
Rays Fine Art
Posts: 6,073
New York, New York, US


Has anybody ever used double sided tape to hold fabric in place on a model?  For example draping a model something like http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9 … tS-SP2aNYW where a simple tieing or pinning would produce too harsh a line.

Toupee tape should do the same thing but I suspect that the stuff I'd get in Home Depot would be cheaper and probably hold better.  I'd be a bit worried about not having FDA approval, though.

Any thoughts?
Feb 05 13 05:45 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Shon D.- Homme
Posts: 3,195
Virginia Beach, Virginia, US


If it's not specifically for fabric (and skin), then I'd be afraid that it would harm the fabric (or the model's skin.)
Feb 05 13 05:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Lela Jesse
Posts: 1,148
Arcata, California, US


Places like Victoria's Secret make a double-sided tape, meant for holding clothes in place. It doesn't work fantastically, but it does work, and is safe for skin.
Feb 05 13 05:52 pm  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
Lisa Berczel
Posts: 3,983
Corona, California, US


Do NOT use craft tape in place of Toupe or Wardrobe tape - unless you can be POSITIVE that the adhesives are IDENTICAL (and that's not going to happen).

The adhesives.... oh, how many models react to tape? Quite a few.

I turned several model's skin red from "how bad can it be?" clear and blue painter's tape before I learned better. Fortunately, I didn't damage the model in the process - and they still speak to me.

I use wardrobe tape and medical grade paper tape all the time to hold plenty of things in place for body painting.
Feb 05 13 05:57 pm  Link  Quote 
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Makeup Artist
TheMakeupMan
Posts: 3,752
Los Angeles, California, US


Try silicone tape from like Frends or Nigel's.  works even better
Feb 05 13 07:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Ms BSK
Posts: 886
Brooklyn, New York, US


Go to Manhattan Wardrobe Supply, there is a plethora of different sizes of wardrobe tapes. I'm sure you will find something you can use that won't destroy the wardrobe or harm the model.
Feb 06 13 10:30 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Makeup Hair by Dani B
Posts: 738
Seattle, Washington, US


Agreeing with the above. Please use tape intended for skin on skin.

Topstick toupee tape and Hollywood Fashion Tape are my top picks, I've always got one or the other in my kit.
Feb 07 13 07:27 am  Link  Quote 
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