Ombre Ghost DIY Halloween Costume with Rit Dye

We like to joke that we are prisoners in our own home. Living in an apartment doesn’t give us the chance to spend a lot of time outside.

We had the chance to visit Dennis’ mom and get crafty on her lawn and it was wonderful!

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Picking out the perfect Halloween costumes can be stressful, thinking of a couples costume can be even more stressful.

Rit Dye makes it easy to make an old costume idea into something unique, vibrant and cohesive.

We’ve always wanted to be a ghost couple but found it a little to plain - adding a little color turned our ghosts from invisible to head turning!

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Ombre Ghost Halloween Costume with Rit Dye

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Cotton White King Sheets

  • Rit All-Purpose Liquid Dye: Sunshine Orange & Eggplant

  • Large Bowl/Pyrex (to mix and create each dye bath)

  • Rubber Gloves

  • Large Paint Brushes

  • Plastic Squirt Bottle

  • Stirring Spoon

  • Liquid Dish Detergent

  • Rit ColorStay Dye Fixative

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DIRECTIONS:

  1. Gather all materials and supplies.

  2. Prepare dye: In a bowl or pyrex, add 2 tablespoon of liquid dye with 2 cups of hot water. Stir and add one tablespoon of salt. (Always use rubber gloves when handling the dye.)

  3. Carefully pour dye into squirt bottle adding a drop of liquid dish detergent. Shake well.

  4. Wet the sheet and lay out flat on the ground (cover work surface if needed).

  5. Squeeze dye along the bottom edge of the sheet.

  6. Use a wet paintbrush to brush dye upward on the fabric, pulling color upward to create a gradation of the original color.

  7. Let sit until the desired color/look is achieved, rinse well with water until excess dye is removed.

Recommended:  To enhance the color and reduce color bleeding, use Rit ColorStay Dye Fixative immediately after dyeing and before washing, following instructions on bottle. 

Boo it yourself! Literally!

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Happy haunting!