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« on: August 12, 2014 05:18:42 PM »

I'll be at Dragon*Con later this month.  I've always wanted to do a Rainbow Randolph cosplay from Death to Smoochy.  It seems only fitting to attempt it this year, given Robin Williams' sad and untimely death.

The costume seems simple enough, but my sewing skills are quite lacking to even attempt a rainbow blazer. 

I was thinking, if I could find a white jacket at a thrift store, I could possibly make it rainbow-y and add some rhinestones.  I can probably find the rest of the costume at a Halloween store or a thrift store. 

As for making the rainbow jacket, would it be better to dye it or use spray paint?  Getting the iridescence may be too tricky, but I think if I wear the rainbow jacket, people will get who I am.  Here's a pic for the reference:

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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2014 06:41:00 PM »

I would opt for spray dye in a spritzer bottle. You can make it up yourself with rit dye.

Start with your weaker colors...yellow, move on to green, then blue...rinse the bottle and add on the red. To keep the lapels "clean" iron on freezer paper and outline with masking tape to stick it down before you start.

Get some large boxes and cut them to fit, so the colors do not bleed through the other sides. As in, pad the piece and work on one section at a time.

Hardware spray paint is too stiff on most fabrics, unless you can find a better kind that is made for fabric purpose.

You might also find a glittery spray that you could just lightly overcast with that would jazz it a bit.

I like the rhinestone idea. That would glitz it good, too. Neat project! I wish you great luck with this  Grin

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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2014 03:53:42 PM »

Great idea regarding using dye in spray bottles.  I think that could work.
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