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Topic: Dyeing/Coloring Stretch Pleather? Help with Wonder Woman Costume  (Read 1932 times)
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PentapodMonster
« on: September 26, 2011 11:07:48 AM »

Hey-o!

I am being Wonder Woman for Halloween, and have already managed to finish every piece of the costume but the boots! I bought a pair of knee high, black stretch-pleather boots at a thrift store, and cut the hem at the top to shape (an upside down V). For coloring I tried spray painting the boots red, and I painted the soles and heal white with acrylic paint. For the lines and boarder at the top I used white tape. They looked great . . . until I put them on. The material stretched and the spray paint did not stretch with it! This resulted in a lot of flaking and cracking of the red spray paint, showing the black bellow. Any ideas for how to dye the leather or make it red so that the color won't chip or crack when put on? Should I give up and go thrift store shopping for boots that are already red?

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Thanks!

EDIT:

I ended up using a textile medium made my liquitex mixed with red acryllic paint. I tried these bad boys on around the house - no cracking or peeling! Thanks for the help ladies!


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Alexus1325
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2011 02:16:39 PM »

The only thing I can think of would be acrylic paint with textile medium. It's basically latex, so it may have enough stretch to work for you. It might come down to making red boot covers Sad
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N30Nb100d
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2011 05:51:45 PM »

Putting them on so they're stretched on your leg then painting them (with what Alexus suggests) might help, though if they stretch a lot over your foot while putting them on, it probably won't make much difference.
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PentapodMonster
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2011 07:18:04 PM »

Thanks ladies!
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