DIY Glow-in-the-Dark Galaxy Tie-Dye Costume
Materials You'll Need:
- Tulip Kaleidoscope One-Step Tie-Dye Kit or Tulip Glow In The Dark Cosmic 4-Color Tie-Dye Kit
- Tulip Glow in the Dark Puff Paint
- Black 100% cotton T-shirt
- Tulip Reverse Tie-Dye Kit
- Spray bottle
- Protective surface cover
- Plastic wrap or sealable plastic bag
Step 1: Shirt Preparation
Start by prewashing the black cotton T-shirt. Lay the damp shirt flat on a work surface covered with a protective cover to prevent any mess or stains.
Step 2: Prepare Dye & Reverse Dye
Follow the package instructions to prepare the dye and Color Changer. Put Tulip Color Changer into a spray bottle for application.
Step 3: Apply Color Changer
Spray the Color Changer onto the fabric as desired creating patterns or areas where you want the color to be removed or altered. Be creative and design a unique galaxy pattern.
Step 4: Rinse & Wash
After achieving the desired bleached effect, rinse the shirt with cool water. Wash it using a small amount of detergent to remove excess Color Changer.
Step 5: Dye Application
Return to your workspace and apply the prepared dyes onto the bleached sections of the shirt. Create vibrant, cosmic colors that will contrast beautifully against the black fabric.
Step 6: Wrap & Set and Final Rinse & Wash
Wrap the dyed shirt with plastic wrap or place it inside a sealable plastic bag. Allow the dyes to set and the colors to bond with the fabric for 6 to 8 hours, or leave it overnight for best results.
After the dyes have set, rinse the shirt again and launder it following the instructions provided with the tie-dye kit.
Step 7: Cosmic Embellishment
Now, the fun part! With the Tulip Glow in the Dark Puff Paint, embellish your shirt with cosmic designs. Think stars, planets, comets, or abstract celestial patterns that will glow in the dark!
Step 8: Final Drying
Once you’ve completed your galaxy designs, lay the shirt flat and allow it to dry for approximately 4 hours. Ensure the painted areas are completely dry before wearing or storing the shirt.
The universe is your canvas! Share your Glow-in-the-Dark Galaxy Tie-Dye masterpieces with us by tagging @TulipColorCrafts on social media. Your cosmic creation is sure to light up the night and turn heads this Halloween! Happy crafting!