Seldom does a woman want to increase her butt and waist size, but for those who work in theater, a big butt may just be a requirement for a role. However, faux butts and hips will generally rob your wallet of quite a steep amount of money, so why not make them yourself?
All you need is some foam, obtainable for cheap at most fabric stores, craft stores, and hardware stores. You can also purchase pre-made pads at the lovemybubbles website.
There are different kinds of foam, you can buy it in squares, in a roll, or have it cut to length. There are also different kinds of density, regular, high, etc. The higher the density the tighter the clothes can be without the foam collapsing underneath.