Old Hollywood Starlet Robe Costume

October 26 2020

This Halloween, go for maximum comfort and glam with @Melodrama’s no-sew, stay-at-home costume. It’s the perfect look to binge watch your favorite scary movies while snacking on some Halloween treats. Our favorite part? The matching eye mask that you’ll be wearing well into Christmas.

Supplies
  • Rit All-Purpose Dye: Coral, Tan, Petal Pink
  • White Satin Robe
  • White Faux Fur
  • Permanent Fabric Glue
  • 1” Elastic
  • Large Plastic Container or Stainless Steel Sink
  • Measuring Cup
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Plastic Table Cover
  • Paper Towels
Instructions
  1. Prewash robe and faux fur to remove any finishes that may interfere with dye absorption, leave damp.
  2. Cover work area with plastic table cover and have paper towels handy to protect against possible spills.
  3. Fill plastic container with 3 gallons of the hottest tap water. The water should be ideally 140F. If tap water is not hot enough, heat water on stove and add it to the dyebath.
  4. To enhance the the color, add one cup of salt. Add 1 teaspoon of liquid dish detergent to help promote level dyeing. Stir well.
  5. Wearing rubber gloves, add 1/2 bottle of Coral, 1/4 bottle of Tan and 1/4 bottle of Petal Pink.
  6. Add damp robe and faux fur to dyebath and stir occasionally for 5 to 30 minutes.
  7. When desired color is achieved, remove robe and faux fur from the dyebath. Squeeze out excess dye and rinse in cool water until water runs clear.
  8. Wash with mild detergent, rinse and dry.
  9. Cut faux fur to match the circumference of sleeves and bottom length of robe
  10. Adhere cut faux fur panels to robe as shown using permanent fabric glue.
  11. Cut eye mask shape from leftover faux fur and adhere 1” elastic measured to fit around your head.

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