I'm doing some costuming for a queen friend of mine, who is starring in a stage production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. For those who have seen the film, I made the "Yankee Go Home With Me" cape. For the rest: I made a VERY large cape. It's got tons of spraypaint on it, and to amp up the awesome, I threw glitter on the paint while it was wet so it'd stick.
One problem: during dress rehearsal tonight, they found it snags terribly on her nylons.
The show opens tomorrow.
I do not have enough time, materials, energy or money to make another cape. The only choice is to try and get the glitter to stop being so scratchy.
My thoughts, in the order I'll test them:
1. Rub a candle all over it, hoping the wax will cover the glitter enough to remove scratchyness, OR
2. Lightly rub with sandpaper, hoping to loosen the troublesome particles, OR
3. Spray with clear spraypaint, OR
4. Coat with brush-on poly.
I REALLY want to avoid anything that adds more stiffness (which the spray paint/poly will do) or takes a while to dry (ditto), so I WOULD LOVE OTHER SUGGESTIONS. You can tell I'm serious, because I'm using all caps.
If they had a "praying hands with doe eyes" emoticon, I'd use it right here.