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Unread 10-28-2012, 02:28 PM   #1
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Making a shirt look dirty

I'm thinking of dyeing my shirt I have for Sherry Birkin (RE6) to make it look battleworn and not so... clean XD
Suggestions, please?
I have a white shirt ready that I'm already planning to dye so it's not so white, as well.
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Unread 10-28-2012, 03:03 PM   #2
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A light dusting of brown / gray / yellow spraypaint will dirty up any shirt. you can also try a very very light blend of clothing dye and soak different parts of the shirt in it. Keep in mind that a little red clothing dye will go a very long way and probably not towards the look you want (pink)
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Unread 10-28-2012, 05:40 PM   #3
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I would just dirty it in dirt.

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Unread 10-28-2012, 07:14 PM   #4
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http://www.instructables.com/id/Crea...flex/?ALLSTEPS
Take a peak at Step 18, that'll give you a visual representation of a few specific techniques yield as results.
Being that this is RE related a few blood splatters couldn't hurt either. Make sure to mix in some browns so that your blood doesn't dry too bright.
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Unread 10-29-2012, 03:16 AM   #5
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the proper staining would depend on the environment the character is exposed to but
you should be able to muddy it up stomp and drag it in the grass, dust off cieling fans
(or other high dust area)(dust and rust stains easy)
you can get greying/blackening by polishing galvanised steel copper and bronze surfaces
sweat/oil stains with lubricating protectant (balistol, mystery oil, wd-40)

just roll it up, bag it, and leave it in a corner in the garage/basement/shed
for a month then spray it clean, then wash it (dont wreak your wash machine)

actually you can give something an old, dingy, ratty, colour
by tossing it in your vacum cleaner bag/canister, and just let it collect crud,
let it set awhile,
(vacum crud is/was a technique used by forgers to antique documents and art)
then use a spray bottle get the garment damp (not soaked) a couple times (a day each time)
wetting it helps set the stains
then clean it off and hand wash it in cold water, if the stains didnt set itll come mostly clean
and you can try other things

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Unread 10-29-2012, 11:53 AM   #6
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the other thing is that her shirt isnt white white to begin with. its a light beige.....
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Bury it in the yard or under some mulch for a few weeks, then gently wash so it's wearable again.
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Unread 11-02-2012, 11:32 AM   #8
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http://www.instructables.com/id/Crea...flex/?ALLSTEPS
Take a peak at Step 18, that'll give you a visual representation of a few specific techniques yield as results.
Being that this is RE related a few blood splatters couldn't hurt either. Make sure to mix in some browns so that your blood doesn't dry too bright.
That is an awesome link. Just had to say.

I attended a costume distressing workshop at SPWF this past spring that was hosted by an indie film costume design crew. Some of their suggestions for distressing were:

1. bleach in a spray bottle. Using various ratios of water:bleach and rinse, you can get very different and effective results.

2. Ben Nye "clean dirt" . It comes in different colors and such (just go back to the list of products for Hair & Character Effects), such as charcoal, sand, different types and colors of dirt. It's real dirt and sand, but safer to use than dirt from your backyard (no micro-organisms and weird shit that happens naturally in the earth). This stuff is simply made for SFX makeup purposes. You can use it safely on clothes and skin. Just brush on with a paintbrush, or even smudge with your hands. It is washable, but when used on fabric, if you really grind it in by layers, and just don't wash the garment for a while, it will stain like natural dirt.
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