Making something that requires light boning but don't have any on hand? Here are some cheap alternatives that you might have lying around the house.
~Plastic milk jugs cut into strips
~Plastic straps used to secure heavy boxes (I'll be using these for a pair of arm bracers)
~Heavy duty zip ties
~Pretty much anything sturdy enough not to collapse on itself, but light and flexible enough to move with you!
What you shouldn't use
~Anything metal unless you want to soften the ends (for corseting they're dipped in a special melted plastic)
~Cardboard (it'll fall faster than a drunk girl's panties)
~Nothing. Seriously. If you're making something that calls for inside support then it NEEDS inside support! I know you're giving me funny looks, but you don't know how many times I've seen someone skip boning because they thought it would work.
Remember, boning isn't just for corsets. I find that adding a little boning to a set of arm bracers and boot covers really help with the look.