A brief story of the chase.
One of the items I need for my cape, and cape prototype, is some velcro. I need it to be wide too. The velcro on the cape I examined must have been three or more inches wide. I did a look-see at my local JoAnn's and didn't find anything wider than an inch. I did some digging on the internet, and could only find two inch wide velcro, and they only sold it in rolls of 25 feet.
I stumbled onto a Wal-Mart today, and sadly went inside. I dug around their little sewing area, and found this:
Though it is white, and the real ones used black, I figured it didn't really matter for my prototype. Or for the final piece, now that I think about it. I mean, nobody is going to see it, right??
Though it was only two inches thick, this was the best candidate I had seen so far. The upside is that I figured it would make for a good starting point to digging up some information on what I was REALLY after. I don't know why I didn't think of this earlier, but I went to the velcro website at www.velcro.com. I mean, duh.
This page has a listing of all of their sew on products. About half way down the page, you'll find a product called "attach-a-patch".
Details as follows:
12" x 4" tape
That seemed to be EXACTLY what I wanted. I did a little digging around, and found a seller on ebay that stocks that product. I ordered two, and they are being shipped to me as we speak.