Wardrobe test

Wardrobe test - Watchmen - Rorschach
The hat is a little dark, but I'm happy with the new tint I got from the coat. It took 2 cycles using dark brown RIT dye in the washer to get to the new color. Mainly because the coat is 50-50 cotton/polyester.

I'm still not done with the weathering/grunge job -- I'm trying to tone down the big blood stain a tad and just grime things up a little more.

Comments: 8

Spartan Spiegel posted on 02-21-2009 at 10:19 AM:

Great job, I did the same with my trench, the RIT dye worked great. My question is, how did you go about the grime job? And more importantly, the blood stain? I've never done anything with dye before so I was amazed to have the RIT dye work perfectly, so I don't wanna mess that up cause I used the wrong method to bloody/dirty it up.

Juego replied on 02-22-2009 at 01:15 PM:

The best way to get realistic splatters is to... actually splatter on the paint. I'd suggest taking the coat outside.

I used a paint brush for most the splatters and a threw small mugfull of diluted paint for the big fuck-off stain.

Acrylics can work fine, but the more you layer, the stiffer the coat gets. You can also use oils. Let each layer dry and take photos in both normal and flash lightning. My blood shows up *much* darker under a flash.

You can put diluted RIT dye in a spritz bottle for general grime. Duab some really diluted on a cloth for smudges. You can also dip-dye the bottom of the coat in a bucket of diluted dye for the appearance of accumulated city water over the years.

Coranz posted on 02-07-2009 at 03:23 AM:

I love the Coat!
Rorschach F*n Rocks!


Juego posted on 10-21-2008 at 02:31 PM:

Thanks! I used plain old RIT dye you'd find at Walmart/Target. Dark Brown #25: http://store.quilting-warehouse.com/100722.html

It dyes a lot of stuff, including vinyl, so what you found is probably correct.

Perfect Tommy posted on 10-21-2008 at 02:26 PM:

i find myself coming back to your page time and again.

i bought a trench at ebay and want to dye it too...so once again i came here for reference... i googled RIT dye and only found that stuff to color vinyl with...is this the same thing you used...because i have to tell you, your trech just looks perfect!

Juego posted on 09-02-2008 at 08:38 PM:

I got the jacket from eBay - it is a Burberry trench.

The final mask is 3 layers of nylon tights:

1) black with eyeholes
2) white with eyeholes
3) white with no eyeholes, black Sharpie inkblot. Black design should go over eyes.

Mask is disposable and will last about a day before getting too grungy. Pin the eyeholes layers tightly so that they don't shift.

Aerorain posted on 09-02-2008 at 08:35 PM:

May I ask where you got the jacket and what company?

Also, what fabric did you decide to use for the mask?

Cubed_Link posted on 07-31-2008 at 07:47 AM:

niice, the jacket looks awesome!

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Character Rorschach
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