Flight Suit Washing flightsuit

Discussion in 'Boba Fett Costume' started by Simon1986, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. Simon1986

    Simon1986 New Member

    Hi guys

    After doing my first troop in the past week which I throughly enjoyed I have become stuck. After the troop I was incredibly sweaty and the jacket was rather moist! ;) So I want to wash my flightsuit but I'm worried if I do will all the weathering that's been done wash out? Wondering how you all get on with it.

    Thanks
     
  2. Mattcover

    Mattcover Jr Member

    Febreze!
     
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  3. DeathProof

    DeathProof Active Member

    Matt's right. Just use Febreze. Don't risk washing out the weathering.
     
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  4. Mike M.

    Mike M. Community Staff

    it depends on what you used to weather it. if you used a spray bottle of rit dye it might fade a little, but overall it shouldn't be a problem. spray paint weathering might lose some but it would still look dirty. more natural weathering techniques, i'm not so sure about.
     
  5. Mullreel

    Mullreel Well-Known Member

    I used spray paints and I have washed mine with no ill effects. In fact it probably evened out everything a bit.

    But most of the time I just Febreze..........
     
  6. clmayfield

    clmayfield Member

    I washed mine because I overweathered and it was looking a little gray. That did bring the blue back, but didn't seem to get rid of weathering. It will definitely change it slightly.
     
  7. Arkady

    Arkady Active Member

    I know it sounds crazy but an old theatre trick is to spritz it with vodka. The alcohol kills the bacteria that makes it smell and then dissipates.
     
  8. gablesz

    gablesz Jr Member

    Arkady is right. At dragon con (4 day long troop) I always take vodka to spray on my stuff. Works great.
     
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  9. Gory

    Gory New Member

    Nice question and great tip. New use for vodka instead of drinking it. I don't know if my wife will understand "I need some vodka for my costume":lol:
     
  10. Arkady

    Arkady Active Member

    Try justifying vodka purchases for a children's theatre group;)
     
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  11. clmayfield

    clmayfield Member

    Oh wait, you mean I wasn't supposed to spritz it into my mouth? Well now I know why I still stink.
     
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  12. Gory

    Gory New Member

    :lol::lol:
     
  13. pistolpete7408

    pistolpete7408 New Member

    Drink the vodka before you troop then you will sweat the vodka cleaning your suit in the process...
     
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  14. sproigo

    sproigo New Member

    This information is pure GOLD!
     
  15. Simon1986

    Simon1986 New Member

    Thanks very much everyone. I used the febreze method but I will be going down the vodka route. Quick spray in my mouth first though.
     
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