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« on: October 01, 2012 04:55:00 PM »

I'm doing costumes for a friend's film, and there is a character who is an old magician and he wears a traditional magician's costume (tails, red vest, bowtie) and a big top hat. We got a new wool top hat and I need to age it. I'd like it to look dusty, but I'm hesitant to stain it in case it is too noticeable. I'd appreciate any advice on how to make it look old, using any method.


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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2012 10:08:37 AM »

Bury it for awhile Tongue I think a mix of soil, clay and gravel would work pretty well. If you put it in a large enough container, you can give a shake every day. If you think that would make it TOO dirty, perhaps just gravel.

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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2012 02:38:05 PM »

You could lightly sandpaper the brim and the edge of the top to wear them down.

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