Originally Posted by Brianpore
Nice. Would love to see a photo of the box itself and light setup.
It's a hideous looking thing, but I'll post it up later. I didn't want to waste time last night making it look pretty before I started snapping pics. For the picture of that tie, I used 2 clamp lights from Home Depot or Lowes, and each light has a 100W CFL daylight bulb in it. They are both positioned above the box, about 3-4 inches away from the muslin. You could substitute a white t-shirt or white bed sheet for the muslin, although you probably wouldn't wanna go too thick on the sheet. For the backdrop, I used a piece of poster board material I found at Jo Ann Fabric. It makes a perfect sweep because it doesn't wrinkle like muslin would, although for larger setups poster board would be hard to find in such a large size, so seamless paper would be an alternative (or muslin).
I'm making one out of PVC pipe tonight that will house the mannequin. It's basically just a 3-D cube with the muslin draped over it, and muslin used as the sweeping backdrop since I don't have poster board near large enough for a tent that big. A little ironing should take care of the wrinkling problem. I'm also going to upgrade to 4 clamp lights for a total of 400W with the ability to aim a floor lamp at the setup for ad additional 100W if I need it.
This isn't my box, but it's the same basic setup: