I am planning on making a costume that will look like leather, but I don't want to use skins. So I was think of painting over some flannel or something with black latex paint. I'm just wondering if there is any other way to do this? I would also like to experiment with textiles to make fabric look rigid. Ya know? Any opinions or Ideas on how to do that? Maybe with wire, or interfacing, something that can be used in curves? Just thought I 'd throw that out there! Let me know what ya think!