In the original plan, the transformative solid fabric can be divided into two types of costume. A-type costume is suspended to the grid shell on one side and the other side is draped down to the floor. The draped part can be formed like a body shape by fixing it with magnets and Velcro and it becomes a robe. B-type costume is a large surface of fabric lying on the floor closely located to the grid shell. This can be divided into two pieces of costume and can then be made back into one costume.

(CAD drawing: Lynette Liang Hai)

Due to the short time of production and expensive material costs, lots of things had to be planned in advance and an efficient system was required. Elyse Wong took the leading role for time management and general affairs. According to her estimate, about 30000 of triangle pieces were needed to be cut, 68 polyester sheets are needed and concluded that it needs 40 hours of laser cutting. Presuming from fabricating proto-types, I had to create an efficient system to shorten time in which other people could easily take part in to help. I printed a schematic in strips and covered them with clear film then placed bottom layer fabric. The triangle pieces were separated in different bags by sizes. People who had time could come and sit and helped gluing triangles to fabric.

Costume production Process: 

– Glueing to bottom layer cloth
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-Placing top layer fabric
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– Drying and removing clear film
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– Sewing
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Special thanks to Haejin Nicole Cho, Hokeon Kwak, Owen Chonos, Dong Hyune Kim, Hye Mi Chung, Khairul Ahamed, Lamia Alsudairi, Gyu Won Do.