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Realistic silicone pregnant bellies

Worldwide shipping.

Online ordering only

Phone: 0044 (0)1462 433074

[email protected]


Makers of flesh coloured wetsuits and neoprene socks for extreme weather filming.

Sheffield, S26 3XW

Phone: 0044 (0)114 287 7070

[email protected]

Cressi Shoe



                     Foot Gloves

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                                  Foot Socks




London Stores:

Bloch London, WC2B 5RH

Sansha London, WC2B 5QF

Capezio London,WC2H 9BA

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Deodorant Stains

Try and remove these stains as soon as possible as, left untreated,  these can  change the colour of the fabric.

Products include rubber foam pads to wipe the stains away and spray removers.

Miss Oops Rescue Sponge, Skid Out, Hollywood Squares, Hollywood Curves Removing Sponges.

Deo-Go Deodorant & Antiperspirant Stain Remover.

Ballpoint Pen

Hairspray is great to remove marks made by pen.  

The cheaper the better as it's the alcohol in hairspray that does the trick !   Just spray the area before

you launder the garment but try to wash

immediately as there is glue and other ingredients in hairspray that could affect the garment if left.

Products for your

laundry kit:

Eye Dropper: Great for applying a laundry product directly to the site of a stain.

Oxygen Bleach: Usually comes as a powder but can

also be found in liquid form.  

Atonish Laundry Multi Purpose Oxy Plus , OxyFizz

Hydrogen Peroxide: Picked up cheaply from any pharmacy.

Borax: Naturally occuring mineral deposit which boosts the cleaning power of your detergent.

Ammonia: Alot of people swear by this to remove

blood from clothing. Do not use with bleach.

Salt: Good for removing blood, urine,

faeces and vomit.

Stain Removal

and Laundry

Red Wine

Some people swear by soaking the stain in white

wine, soda water or applying salt.

University studies have produced good results

with a mixture of  3% Hydrogen Peroxide

and regular dish detergent.

Apply the mixture as soon as possible

and leave for up to 3 hours,  then wash in cold water.

Jones Tones 400-Plexi Glue

Multi use and permanent glue.

Adheres glitter, appliques,

decorations and foil.

Dry flat 8 hours

Wash after 72 hours

Crafters Pick - The Ultimate

Durable water resistant clear drying effective glue for

craft and fabrics.

Good alternative to hot

melt glue guns.

Use as a liquid or contact glue.

Glues and Adhesives