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I have a baseball cap that I need to dye, but I'm not sure of the best way to go about it.
The hat is 63% polyester, 34% cotton, 3% spandex. I think most of the polyester is from the stiffening layer at the front of the hat on the inside, as the outside of the hat itself seems mostly cotton, or at least very close to it.
I was figuring I could just use RIT dye, but I'm a little reluctant because the tag says only to wash cold, but it doesn't seem to say anything about putting it in a dryer... I don't know how the heated water will effect it during the dying. The hat is fitted, so if it shrank, I can't just adjust the strap on it.
I suppose another option would be "sharpie and alcohol," but last time I tested that on something, there was a lot of bleeding of different colors in the material.
What would be the best way to dye a hat like this?
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So I'm looking to make a mascot costume, something similar to this Rilakkuma. Any info, tips, or websites? I mostly need to know about the head. Like ways to see, material to use, how to make it perfectly round. Then also the body a bit, like material that bends, but isn't limp and won't show impressions of knees and such.
Thanks in advance!
Mascot general thread.
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I doubt you guys will be much help, but I figure I might as well post this here anyways.
I'm working on a project and I'm working on making a similar chest piece to this picture using cardboard, spray foam insulation, and body filler.
I was wondering if there was an easier way to shape it use already available material-like plastic drain covers or pipes are sometimes used in sculpting.
If you want, I can take some pictures of what I already have and what I was thinking since it's not all in one piece right now.
Anyway, tell me what you guys think.