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    Question making clothes fabric and prop glow in the dark ?

    what do you use to make clothes AND props(like their head hands or masks) glow in the dark ? where can i find it ?

    will it stain the clothes ? does it show during daytime or is it invisible?

    as i posted in general halloween i was looking for ideas for our haunted manor theme , and 2 scenarios i am playing with right now is all skeleton people dressed in victorian clothing or skeleton people or if i find enough diffrent people mask dressed in all white victorian clothing so these could all be light up at night with blue light like they wore ghost roaming around....(but all dressed in white is a big challenge )

    but then i tought maybe something to put on the clothes and props to make them glow like ghosts without lighting them if i use regular victorian clothes ?
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    I read that there is a way of soaking the clothes in laundry detergent that makes them glow. It was a technique for making FCG cheesecloth glow. Not sure where I read that. Maybe it was a thread on this forum? I've never done it though.

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    I think I also read in a thread here that some people where using the RIT White dye and soaking their ghosts in that to make them glow under a black light. Heres the link...

    how to get cheese cloth blue under black light

    I have a similar question... As some know I am making a haunted forest this year and would like to have some fairies a the beginning warning people to stay away. My thought was to transform Barbies and Brats dolls that I found at the thrift store into said fairies, I bought plenty of fake plants and Im gluing them on the dolls. They look pretty good, but then I also wanted to make them glow in the dark under a black light, I bought some glow in the dark paint, but it just doesnt give it the effect Im looking for. Has anyone tried spray painting fluorescent paint on a prop? Would that glow under a black light? Ive seen plenty of things I have in the garage that when I turn off my lights and turn on the blacklight they glow and they all seem to be made of some fluorescent plastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a witch from canada View Post
    what do you use to make clothes AND props(like their head hands or masks) glow in the dark ? where can i find it ?

    will it stain the clothes ? does it show during daytime or is it invisible?

    as i posted in general halloween i was looking for ideas for our haunted manor theme , and 2 scenarios i am playing with right now is all skeleton people dressed in victorian clothing or skeleton people or if i find enough diffrent people mask dressed in all white victorian clothing so these could all be light up at night with blue light like they wore ghost roaming around....(but all dressed in white is a big challenge )

    but then i tought maybe something to put on the clothes and props to make them glow like ghosts without lighting them if i use regular victorian clothes ?
    In the Movie we used ground glass dust mixed with glow in the dark paint and painted it on with and thin brush to highlight and make them glow.

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    while asking myself the question i posted i tried many word search on the internet for fabric or paint that is fluorescent and this link came up , i have emailed the compagny asking if they have a product that dries clear for fabric...will let you know if they do but maureenpr you can certainly use that type paint for your fairies or clothe crayon marker too....what i am looking for was a product that is clear dries clear but glows at night

    http://riskreactor.com/Blacklight_Pa...Paint_Main.htm
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    On this page, I found "apply Rit whitener to the puppet. This will make the puppet glow bright blue under a black light."


    More on "How to make fabric glow under black light" I found here:
    http://www.craftown.com/halloween/craft55.htm

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    here is what that compagny just replied to me for the glow paint


    The Glow In The Dark Paint water based works well for
    long term applications and can be charged with any
    light. The black light paint will need one of our
    black lights to see. Both use the water based versions
    for fabric. We also have pigments and dyes to create
    your own by mixing it into your clear medium. You can
    use any of our Black Lights and UV LEDs with these
    products. Below is a link to information on these
    products.

    http://riskreactor.com/BlacklightPaint.htm

    http://riskreactor.com/GlowInTheDarkPaint.htm

    http://riskreactor.com/GlowPigments.htm

    http://riskreactor.com/UVPigments.htm

    http://riskreactor.com/BlackLightsUVLEDs.htm

    DEVEDS2 i think i also saw that detergent post but it was for making water black light sensitive for mad lab props ? i will need that too so will have to look it up...
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    In my search for such a product I found out a couple of things. But first things first, are you wanting glow in the dark or Blacklight reactive. Two different things.

    You can buy a glow in the dark paint medium that you can use on fabric..Yes it stains. Glow in the dark only works on light colored fabric. It need light to charge up and will only glow for a few minutes.

    Many things will glow under blacklight as long as the light is on. Black light it not inexpensive and it is difficult to direct the light. Things have to be fairly close to the Black light.

    Go to Buckys Boneyard and there is a good article about BL and GID.
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    When I read your first prop I thought of that laundry detergent trick. True it's used in water to make it glow too. And in fabric it must be left ON THE FABRIC for it to work.

    But... another idea here is a product called "Black Light Hair Spray". Whenever it comes on sale for about $1.50 a can I buy a case of it. I spray it on everything from wigs and fake plants to iron fencing and tombstones. It's fantastic for creating highlights and shadows. Plus, to a point, it's clear and invisible. Spray too much and it looks like you sprayed on watered down elmers glue.

    Now, that said, this stuff is also water washable. Therefore, I also use it on clothes and - carefully - on faces. It makes a great accent to cheese cloth and I also use it to highlight steps or corners in a haunt. Sprayed "bottom-up" makes props look like they are lit from below even if the black light is above.

    It's something that is always in my toolbox.

    Perhaps this is something that can be used on your costumes because it washes out?

    I dont know the brand name but it's the purple can with the yellow text ("Mistral" for you font nerds) and the goofy photo of the person in the white wig. Here is a random listing I found of it. (very expensive off-season though)

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    Just found this one too that's a better picture but a rediculous price. 8 bux? Are they insane?

    Also, I can see in this photo that the label states "SPRAYS ON CLEAR"... Yea, I guess.

    Here is a photo where you can see where we painted "redrum" on a fence (in the background of the photo). It's visible because I sprayed it on heavy so it would glow bright. The bottom right "redrum" photo on this page is a photo of it in the dark: http://www.hellaween.com

 

 
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