I'm rigging a small cape and looking for info from people who have done this before. The cape is about 5" long and is torn and ratty. So I can't hide wires in hemmed seams like I have in the past.

I'm considering weaving some floral wire and then embedding that in a molded silicone cape, but I want to use real fabric. It's consistent with the look of other things in this production.

I wouldn't mind laminating wire between 2 layers of cloth, but I assume the outline of the wire will be visible, and that's assuming I can laminate fabric in a way where the adhesive doesn't soak through and discolor the fabric AND that I can do it using some adhesive that's flexible.

Does anyone have experience with this sort of thing? I read somewhere online that Corpse Bride embedded copper mesh in some part of the Bride's dress, maybe the veil, but it didn't provide details on the mesh dimensions and weave density/wire gauge.

Thanks in advance.

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Aluminium mesh sandwiched between fabric works well for this. The edges can even be reinforced with aluminum or floral wire.

This sort of thing:

http://www.amazon.com/Amacoï¿%C2%BD-Inch-Modeling-Wire-Mesh/dp/B00114TFAK/ref=sr_1_14?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1424049894&sr=1-14&keywords=aluminum+mesh

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