Embroidering the hexagons is a good idea. Something I've seen work well for the patchy effect is to spray the dye on where you want it with a spray-bottle, or to dip-dye it and let it bleed up to get a gradient effect. I definitely suggest doing some test scraps.
Originally Posted by SpazItUp
Hey it's cosplay, people sew things to their pants all the time! =D
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