Hey all, I was going to do the tears in my ROTJ cape tonight and wanted to find out whats the best method to do this. are we talking about gashes or cut HOLES in the fabric before throwing it into the washer.
What I did was find a good spot for a hole. grab it by that spot with 2 fingers so the rest drapes down and cut a small hole up by my fingers. Then when you can hold it by the top and see just how big the hole is. If your not happy with it then just cut a little bigger. If this makes any sence good if not then sorry.
i just made a wet ring around a spot on the cape where the hole would go an lit it on fire that way the whole cape would not go up and I still got realistic burns around the hole. I did the same thing to give the bottom of the cape a shreded look.
Well.. here is my cape all weatherd and torn.. i forgot to resize them for the forum so you'll have to click on the links..
Well.. here is my cape all weatherd and torn.. i forgot to resize them for the forum so you'll have to click on the links.. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/bobaswede/bild013.jpg
Someone I know lit the edges on fire and then stomped it out . Kind of dangerous, but it looked OK. Of course it wasn't even close to screen accurate, and it was scorched all over, but it had a pretty cool look if your doing a custom mandalorian costume.