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Fernlavern
12-26-2007, 02:54 AM
Sorry if this is in the wrong section

but me and my friend were plannin on cosplayin Silent Hill Bobble Head Nurses
http://fc04.deviantart.com/images/i/2003/43/5/7/Sexy_Nurse.jpg
[sorry its hard to find a reference picture]
And they have those really dirty white dresses
So I was wondering if anyone knew ways to get the dress that dirty color, without it being like...a gross dirty xDD

ArchAngelL
12-31-2007, 04:01 PM
Well....you can look up fake blood recipies especially for dying/staining clothes with blood, it's worked for me when I did a dead umbrealla corp employe for a friend on halloween. If all else fails look up movie make-up effects sites, those are really helpful. But you'll get WAY more hits on this if you re-post this in the gaming section.

wyldbratling
01-02-2008, 04:10 PM
Sorry if this is in the wrong section

but me and my friend were plannin on cosplayin Silent Hill Bobble Head Nurses
http://fc04.deviantart.com/images/i/2003/43/5/7/Sexy_Nurse.jpg
[sorry its hard to find a reference picture]
And they have those really dirty white dresses
So I was wondering if anyone knew ways to get the dress that dirty color, without it being like...a gross dirty xDD

Lipton Ice Tea will die natural fibers beautifuly, however the dress's likely you want to be made of a lycra.... you could try something thats at least 50% cotton and see. I would try soaking my fabric in the ice tea, then brine set it (soak it in salt water for a few days and then iron it before washing) I would twist it up so that the color doesnt take evenely. See what that looks like, if its not enough mix some fabric die to get the right color and water it down a lot, then paint it on where you need it darker and repeat the seting of the die. (Not an expert in this by any stretch.) sample on scrap fabric thats the best advise I can give.

Fernlavern
01-02-2008, 08:47 PM
oooh thanks so much ^.^
That helps alot!

Crimson Firefly
01-02-2008, 11:55 PM
For an overall grimey look I was able to use coffee staining on my Silent Hill 3 nurse costume. The fabric I used was 60% polyester 40% cotton though so in general the dye didn't keep very well... originally I tried tea, but it wasn't dark enough. If you are using a higher proportion of cotton then you might want to start out with tea and only go to coffee if you aren't getting dark enough results.

The blood effects were then added to the finished garment using dry brush acryllic paint in dark ruddy browns.

wyldbratling
01-03-2008, 11:54 AM
For an overall grimey look I was able to use coffee staining on my Silent Hill 3 nurse costume. The fabric I used was 60% polyester 40% cotton though so in general the dye didn't keep very well... originally I tried tea, but it wasn't dark enough. If you are using a higher proportion of cotton then you might want to start out with tea and only go to coffee if you aren't getting dark enough results.

The blood effects were then added to the finished garment using dry brush acryllic paint in dark ruddy browns.

Excelent idea to use Coffee... if you need a particularly darker area you can take the tea leaves or coffee grinds and apply them directly to the fabric like and let them soak in, they will be darker at the grinds/leaves and then blead out to a lighter color from them. You can get interesting effects by doing that.