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Unread 05-17-2012, 07:12 PM   #1
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faux dirt[y] look?

Hey guys, I couldn't really think of what category this question would fall under in the tutorials, so I'm asking here. I'm currently working on a costume that calls for white, covered in a healthy coating of earth.
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besides the obvious rolling around in dirt method, is there a way to get a dirty look that would be permanent and relatively sanitary?
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Unread 05-18-2012, 03:27 PM   #2
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tea dying is the only thing i can think of. I kno a ton of people who have used it for this costume.
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Unread 05-18-2012, 09:44 PM   #3
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I second tea staining, but coffee grinds might work well too.
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Unread 05-19-2012, 11:53 AM   #4
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You can also use black coffee to dirty things up It stains pretty well.
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Unread 05-19-2012, 02:31 PM   #5
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I third all these options for tea and coffee, and you could also use brown paint too! 8D
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Unread 05-19-2012, 08:44 PM   #6
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I'd try stage dust and/or some sort of brown stage makeup, like Ben Nye or Mehron. It sounds strange, I know, but that crap stains clothes like nobody's business (I would know - Just last week I was wearing a white blouse, and an actor I was putting makeup on face-hugged my shoulder. That stuff is still there, even after I suffered a brutal Tide-Stick attack)

Basically, all you'd have to do is take the makeup, put just a tiiiny bit on the fabric, and rub it around until it creates a stain
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Unread 05-21-2012, 08:03 PM   #7
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these are very interesting suggestions, i'll definitely give the tea and brown makeup things a try. how would you guys suggest i go about actually applying tea? cus the dirt isn't consistent
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