Made from shiny polyester, Metallic Lurex has a larger structure than average lurex . This larger weave creates a chainmail effect, great for costumes and cosplay. Both the silver and gold use black as an extra element in the weave and this produces a gorgeous two tone effect in the fabric which changes with the light and movement. The silver has more of a pewter look due to the two tone black and the gold is a deep rich tone.
The fabric itself is a sheer, semi translucent lurex. For example, when you hold in front of an item you would be able to partly see through to it. This is fine if you want to use the fabric for display or flat against a wall, but not if you want to hide anything. For dressmaking and costumes there are so many uses for this sparkle fabric.
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Lure Them With Metallic Lurex
Take advantage of the sheer nature of the fabric and create clothing you can layer up, if you want to. Go for a 90s vibe with long dresses to wear with short slips underneath. Floaty festival wear to throw over bikinis. Or sheer wide leg hipster trousers. You can wear what you want under these sheer clothes, it’s up to you. Keep the dress sheer and decide on the underneath part depending on where you are going!
Create a Scene
Backgrounds don’t have to be in the background. Our dark two tone lurex shimmer fabric makes an excellent backdrop for loads of costume party themes. It’s the two metallic yarns woven together that create a two tone weave effect which constantly changes depending the light and how the fabric moves. Because this silver fabric has a darker tone than average the pewter look would work well with darker themes, literally. Think Sci- Fi displays with a horror twist, aliens and lasers.
Witches and wizards need a bit of sparkle. Space scenes have to shine. This awesome lurex fabric is ideal for any sci -fi and fantasy themes. Whether you go for the dark pewter silver or the rich gold, this large weave lurex will prove to be a showstopper. Do your own thing or follow a cosplay classic. Many costumes need a bit of metallic to finish off the look, so you can use this for little additions. Or if you want to create a fully metallic out of this world outfit, use it all over. At £4.99 a metre and a healthy 150cm wide you can afford to go mad on metallics!
Silver use in Sci – Fi stems all the way back to early 1900’s literature graphic novels and film where use of new lightweight and shiny metals seemed very futuristic. This fabric draped as a background would look out of this world! Stretch the fabric flat against a wall or staple it onto props. Even though the background would be flat, the two tone sparkle will change depending on where the viewer is looking from. You could then add more shapes and props against the flattened fabric background, but it would still be striking enough to be a highlight of the display.
Cosmic Costumes and Shiny Knights
This particular stretch metallic lurex is a good all rounder for the costume department. The fabric has a good amount of stretch, held mostly in the horizontal. This allows the fabric to master all kinds of costume ideas. If you want a tight fitting slinky costume, this fabric will fit like a second skin. It also drapes beautifully so you can achieve rippling waves and smooth flowing lines. Silver metallic’s are a classic look for retro space age scenes but this fabric can be used for for other time zones too. Medieval Time zones and knights of the round table….
The loose yet uniform weave of the metallic thread closely resembles chain mail. The sheets of looped medieval metal was worn by knights, warriors and anyone who fancied a fight. Worn mostly on the top half as a long sleeved top and sometimes on the legs. You could easily create a chain mail effect with a top made with this lurex fabric. Add leatherette as armour plating and your all set for battle! Or if that’s too heavy, metallic fabric like our sunlight reflective would be ideal as it has a stiffer texture.