So I was walking in the good will and saw an old wedding dress
for just $20!
I love old wedding dresses! Usually just dying them grey and messing them up a little is great for a ghostly costume or prop.
However this time I wanted to go for something a little more ambitious.
I decided I would be Lydia, Winona Ryder's character from the 80s film "Beetlejuice" for Halloween!
|Me doing my best Lydia face. I had been told I look a little like her since the movie came out back when I was a kid.|
I grabbed a couple bottles of Rit red Dye and did the messy deed of turning an old wedding dress red. However the dye did not take to the fabric and its was a dull rose color, and the lace unfortunately turned kind of burgundy.
If I had it to do over i would skip the dye process all together and went strait to spray paint.
They sell fabric spray paint and I used about 5 bottles. I spent more on paint than the dress. It was quite a lot of fabric on the dress and it was very messy!
I did it mostly in the garage and I never want to smell fabric paint again thanks!
I wonder if regular red spray paint would work?
The dress was a little crunchy anyway so what would it matter?
Anyway I finally had it looking somewhat red, but it needed a little more punch and fluff.
|Like my feet?|
I bought a bunch of red tule fabric and made a veil and added some to the dress here and there to punch up the color.
Here you can see how unfortunately some of the lace turned very dark but oh well.. live and learn.
Notice the eerie background set of my cluttered bed room!
I added some gloves that helped punch it up a bit too.
The hair is naturally that messy no need to do anything there.