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How-To Make a Duct Tape Dummy (DTD)
This tutorial will demonstrate how to construct a duct tape dummy, supplies that are needed, as well as where to cut once finished.
Here is a list of the following items that are suggested to have:
  • 2-3 Rolls of duct tape (20 yard/meter rolls)
  • Painter Coveralls -OR- thin long sleeve and pants/sweats, PJs, socks / plastic bags
  • Paper towels (for around wrists, feet and neck)
  • Bandage scissors (Amazon, Walmart) -OR- regular scissors
  • Tight fitting underwear or spandex
For this demonstration below we have used painter coveralls (can be found at Amazon, Walmart or local hardware/paint stores). They range between thin to thick but I would suggest going with the thinnest, since it will be easier to cut. Also don't forget to wear something underneath the coveralls, preferably tight so they don't accidentally get cut when trying to remove the DTD.
If you have any questions just contact me!
Start at the crotch area first by tearing off strips of tape and having the person that's being taped to apply them. Make sure that the legs of the painter coveralls do not pull up exposing their legs. If they do you can always wrap plastic bags around the exposed areas and tape over it.
Continue making a couple of passes in a V shape like pattern.
To keep it close to the crotch pull up some on the coveralls and tape around the belt-line.
You can have them help make sure that it's as close to being snug up against.
Now it's time to start on the legs. Make sure they do not lock their knees but stay more in a relaxed stance. Take strips of tape and wrap around the leg, instead of pulling on the tape roll around.
Keep continuing around making sure to press down on the tape as you go.
Tape down getting close to the ankle.
When it comes to the foot you do not need to tape up the entire foot, but instead use paper towels to wrap around the ankle and under the heel.
Then using small strips of tape start wrapping around the paper towel, going over the top of the foot and under the heel. Make sure not to tape over their socks or exposed skin, if needed you can use more paper towels.