Rit Dye for Costumes

Rit Dye is the most amazing stuff! I’ve been hesitant to use it fearing the mess and lack-luster results. Probably based on my first (and only) experience trying to dye a really ugly hand-me down sofa a billion years ago. Yes I thought I could remove the outer cushion covers and dye them black and wrap the base in a sheet and TA-DA new sofa. Nope that was a serious mistake. And I never went back…. (more)

Until now – I have a largely black based wardrobe that had faded to a wimpy grayish black. I keep buying the same pair of black pants over and over when the color fades. I put my entire black wardrobe in the washing machine and for about $7 revived all my black clothing. Why didn’t I try this sooner??? – Oh yeah visions of ugly sofa dancing in my head. But I was a young “know-it-all” and probably didn’t read the directions. Now I’m an older more experienced “know-it-all-when-you-follow-directions” kind of person.

Rit Dye – has this sparkly website with the coolest ideas (beyond tie-dye). I can’t wait to explore dye and costuming. Stand back ya’ll — They may have created a coloring monster.

 All images came from the Rit Dye website. www.ritdye.com

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Published by Cara Zara

Cara Zara, science educator and children's entertainer has performed at hundreds of festivals, libraries, birthday parties, school assemblies, corporate events and charity functions in the Southeast and interacted with over 75,000 children.

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