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Unread 12-24-2012, 07:22 AM   #1
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Preventing glitter from 'shedding'?

I have a costume that I'm working on that involves a whole heck of a lot of glitter tulle. I'd like to make sure this costume is in good enough condition to put her through some masquerade competitions. But, in order to do that, I need to minimize the chances of the glitter in the fabric rubbing off onto other people's costumes.

I've read that it's possible to give the fabric extra 'adhesive' by spraying it with hairspray. This also gives me the bonus of keeping the tulle in place easier. But the trouble there is that I have to use so much tulle that the costume would then reek of hairspray and that might potentially set off people's allergies. x______x

Does anyone know any good methods for dealing with glittery fabrics?
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Unread 12-24-2012, 11:48 AM   #2
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I think hairspray would work, maybe try to get an unscented one and work with it in layers in a well ventilated area... I would think that if hairspray was going to bother people, it would more likely bother them from all the heavily styled wigs that are up near their faces more then a costume itself would be...

Edit: I am one of those people who hairspray triggers massive allergies for me, but usually at a con, I'm alright even though I'm surrounded by more of it then I ever am anywhere else... including my own wigs being very heavily styled with it sometimes
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Unread 12-24-2012, 04:56 PM   #3
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Rather than hair spray, maybe try a fabric sealer, kind of like Aleen's no-fray? It keeps fabric tacked together well enough without causing staining or fraying of course, maybe it could work to keep the glitter on.
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Unread 12-25-2012, 08:58 PM   #4
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Due to Glitter's...transportational quality... I would say hairspray...but This
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...2095403AAeNKkx
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Unread 12-28-2012, 10:32 PM   #5
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Yeah....maybe artist's fixative spray? Honestly it will shed glitter no matter what you do, you'd just be minimizing it a bit.
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