holy crap, latex smells SO AWFUL.
Anyway. Been browsing the twi'lek forums, covered some tester pieces of foam to see how they take to the latex. thin skins, then slightly thicker as I go.
Going to *gulp* attempt foam+latex lekku first - if this collapses around my head, I'm going to try fabric+ latex. If that fails, I'm buying a set off Pam (who is amazing). Definitely buying a zentai - planning on doing more swimming and stuff anyway, but zentai seems my best bet for now. Also looking at airbrushes....
Also, hahah, making an Aurra Sing cosplay for my girlfriend at the same time. This is going to be a fun, fun year.