Creating Lightweight Theatrical Costume Armor

Step 1: Working with Alja‑Safe®

Alja-Safe® alginate is used to take an impression of the actor's chest. Gypsum bandages are then used to back up the alginate and provide support. The Alja-Safe® captures every detail of the actor and a gypsum cast is made from the Alja-Safe® mold.

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