Howdy! So, I got my first costume, a TFA TK, cleared a few months ago after lockdown started, and popped it in storage for when the world opens up and we start having conventions again. Alas! I took it out the other day to find this:
It looks like the colour/texture from the cloth I had wrapped round my armour pieces has imprinted on it. And it's not just this one piece, most of the armour has something similar. And nothing really had any weight besides the armour itself and maybe one other piece resting on top.
It's one of Jimmy's fibreglass kits, with primer, paint and lacquer on it. The primer and paint both had at least a week to dry before the next layer went on. The lacquer had between a couple of weeks and a few months between going on and getting put away, so I'm confident it must have cured in that time... I think!
Does anyone have any ideas what I did wrong? Was my lacquer too thick/thin? Did it not cure properly? Was it a mistake to just store it in cloth and I should have added more real padding like cotton wool? I don't want to start fixing it until I know how to avoid this happening again!