Weathering, staining and distressing a costume
So this is nothing new. I already found many other threads with helpful advice such as using sandpaper, cheese grater, tea staining etc. The issue I have is that I will be ironing on some numbers to the back of a jumpsuit (fallout vault suit). The iron on numbers I got were meant for a sports jersey, so I assume it can take some punishment. So the order in which to do these things. Should I stain first, then take the cheese grater/sandpaper to it? Would it matter? Does anyone here know a more effective way to weather and stain a costume?