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Unread 06-30-2013, 03:54 AM   #3
Kelley
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I would just do the "old" costume version. Lightening fabric is unpredictable and can destroy it (bleach can weaken fibres). Lightening a costume often results in splotchy fabric, not an even tone.

Your suit is also not 100% lycra. The base fabric would determine how well it would take bleach - even best case is not too good.

Paint all over a suit is going to get crunchy/wrinkly/peely over time. I've seen some people do that on other costumes and it's not a great bet.

You could buy a grey suit and combine them. Or just stick with the costume you were originally going to make.
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