member Location: Akron, OH Member Since: 18th Apr 2005 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. Thanks!
HOP Mad Doctor Location: San Francisco, CA, USA Member Since: 28th May 2001 Total posts: 13920
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.
-Mike )'( Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella