FINALLY (after dyeing it four times — I’ll explain in a minute) I got my Ellie shirt to be the right color! SO HAPPY NOW! :D The top left picture is my shirt, compared to the game shirt on the right. The top bow is my bow, compared to the in game bow on the bottom.
Also finished up adding the details to the bow! I couldn’t be more pleased with how accurate it is.
So… How I did the shirt. First I dyed it with a red and tan mixture. It came out extremely coral looking for some reason. It was crunch time so I went with it and painted on it anyway. I wasn’t happy with it, so today I bleached it with Clorox. It ended up waaaaay too light so then I tried dyeing it with a tea bath. That made it too brown. So then I redyed it with a combination of red, orange, yellow, and tan. It turned out way too red. XD So then I bleached it again twice, with berg little at a time. And then I tea dyed it (yes, drinking tea) again except with a lighter amount of tea and for a shorter time. I was finally satisfied with the color after that. So then I took a diluted water bleach mix and brushed it on to make it unevenly faded and spotty. It still needs some dirt and blood and grits, but I couldn’t be more pleased with the color and distress.
IM GUNNA BE COSPLAYING OLDER ELLIE LMAO JUST WATCH ME DO IT !!!!
Follow me on SC @ noodleechann to see my screaming about the last of us part 2 !!!!
I HAD TO GO OUTSIDE BC I WAS CRYING AND COULDNT BREATHE AHAHAHAA