Helpful Halloween Hints
Issue #013 -- 3 Costume Aging Methods - It's Time!
Ok, it's time - what aging method did you try?
Did you bury em? Did you
Did you scratch em? Well,
I did all three.
Here are my results that I got from each of the methods.
Aging Methods - Method #3
You saw how the scratch em's turned out. Looks good. Smells fine. Not
too ratty but good enough to show wear and tear (tee hee - get it?).
You can see how the clothes are going to turn out before you even
finish and can add as you go. When you get done with the tearing, you
can pretty much wear right then (also depending on all the ways that you
can tear them up.)
Really, no surprises. You know what you get right off the bat.
Aging Methods - Method #2
I pulled down the pants that were hanging on the fence. (The
neighbors were probably going "Finally!") Other than some cuts I put in
myself and a lot (really, a lot) of bird droppings, there wasn't too
I put in a few cuts about half way through the hanging time because I was a little
disappointed about the way they were aging. I cut a few spots near the
pockets and around near the knees and near the bottom of the cuffs.
Those cuts were frayed more than the rest of the pants. The material
felt firm and an eerily fresh feeling (probably from hanging outside all
this time). I did not expect that.
Not bad but not what I had hoped for.
Aging Methods - Method #1
Now for the suit that was buried.
Drum role, please.....
OMG! What an amazing transformation! You can't ask for a better
zombie / trashed out / old person costume, ever! OMG! (Sorry, had to say
that twice but it's absolutely amazing.)
First we dug around a bit. We even had a marker in the yard (an
extremely important item to have by the way) but still couldn't exactly
hit where they were buried.
It was pretty comical.
My hubby was out there digging in the yard looking for buried
treasure, no, err, clothes. Anyway, we found them. Notice how I said we
when he did all the digging - I'm smart that way. :)
The clothes stink, bad. There's mold. The threads are beautifully
shredded (if there is such a thing as beautiful and shredded clothes in
the same sentence.) Of course, wrinkled. But then we got the suit all
wet before we buried it.
What was really wild was the lining which was a thin satin lining, did
not appear to be harmed. Moldy maybe but not really changed.
I could not bring the clothes inside (too smelly) and then it snowed
really hard today and of course they are still sitting on the lawn
furniture under the snow now. (New aging procedure, maybe?) I was going
to put the suit on one of my skeleton babies and sit him on the front
porch for the TOT's on Halloween night.
I have a web page set up for the results. You'll have to check it
I have to say, if you have the time, bury em is the way to go. For
In the Pot Brewing
Still working on how to put in special effects contacts
for the first time user.
Halloween will be here very shortly. I hope your
Halloween is safe and scary!
Until next time - pleasant screams!
Your Halloween fanatic,
P.S. If there is something you want to see, hear about, make to eat,
or know how to do,
let me know - I am dying to hear from you!
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