So today i got around to dressing up my Troll Screamer witch. I had been saying all along i'd be dressing her in a 'dress' but the plan was always to dress her as her male Troll Screamer counter part (a wizard) in an open robe. I lead everyone to believe she was being dressed in a dress to keep the element of suprise going as to how she'd finally look since your seeing her come together lol. So enough rambling here she is so far with a brief description of how i made her robe to look like it is made from fabric when it is totally news paper complete with ruffles, folds & creases in all the right places. Click on any image to enlarge for a better look:
I still have to trim the collar & the robes edges yet (once fully dried) but you will see from these early pictures of how it will intitially look. The robe where it flows over her skin is simply 2 layers of news paper thick. Whilst the hanging area's is made from sheets of standard news paper pages torn in half then quarter. I then glued 5 quarter sheets to each other to form the robe from that point on.
The sleeves are made from 2 sections. The first glued to the upper arm & the second to the lower arm & the connected at the elbows.
To make the ruffles or folds in the sleeves i simply crumpled the news paper sections into heavy folds as i attached each sleeve section to her arms. I naturally made the folds in the sleeves more intense as according to the pitch of each arm. The raised arm (her wand hand) getting more folds in the sleeve & drawing it back down the arm more in relation to her arm being raised too.
Where the robe edges ran over the tops of the feet, tops of the wrists, arms etc. I simply folded over a few small strips of news paper then glued those along the said edges to give the illusion of a thick edge of material. For all the paper over her body looks as thick as the rest of the robe it is not, but the mind fills in that lack of detail as long as you make sure the exposed edges have some thickness to them to fool the eye & mind of the observer.