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GOLD Member since Apr 2005


Location: Akron, OH, USA

Total posts: 1
Posted:Hi! I'm working on getting a costume made and the lady that's making it suggested making it out of Tendo because she says it is a fire resistant fabric used in theater costumes. I asked her to make it in cotton or leather and she said my design would not look goo in those fabrics. Has anyone ever hear of this and/or used it with fire toys? I want to check before I have her make this outfit. smile Thanks!


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BRONZE Member since Dec 2013

Location: USA

Total posts: 4
Posted:i think cotton is the best way to go


Doc Lightning
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Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

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Posted:Natural materials are safest. Wool, cotton, and leather. Hemp, too, I suppose. But NOT metal or synthetics. Metal gets hot and stays hot. Synthetics have a nasty habit of melting. Wool, cotton, and leather are difficult to catch on fire (but may burn if they get burning fuel on them), but they don't melt.

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