Quarantine has definitely brought out the creative sides of many people. With so much time indoors, now is the perfect time to try out artsy projects! This article will be your guide on how to bring your old rave fits (or new ones) to the next level with tie-dye!
Recreating new rave fits with tie-dye is really simple! You can buy tie dye kits from Amazon. This is the kit I bought - It comes with all the necessities like rubber bands, bottles of dye, and gloves. There are lots of supplies for multiple projects so gather as many items as possible that you want to recreate.
Here's How to Tie Dye A Shirt At Home:
1. Find a white shirt or another article of clothing
I started with this white Yin & Yang shirt, which can be found here. This was a great shirt that worked as a canvas for the tie-dye since it is white. There are many guides online and even in the kits that provide you with ideas for different tie-dye patterns. I wanted to do the classic spiral for this shirt so I pinched the center and then rotated the shirt until it bunched up.
2. Tie The Shirt
I then secured the shirt with multiple rubber bands that came with the kit.
The kits are simple to use; you just need to add water to the bottles! The dye is already inside the bottles and they are labeled with the color for convenience.
3. Apply the Dye
Then the fun begins! You can take whatever color you want and apply it to any part of the wrapped-up shirt. Make sure that you are working on a surface that you don’t mind getting stained since it can get a little messy. I laid a piece of cardboard underneath to catch any excess dye.
I applied the dye to one side of the shirt, using as many colors as I wanted and applying it all over, making sure it soaked it up well. You can use whatever color you prefer and in any amount, it’s your time to get creative! Then you flip the shirt over and repeat.
4. Wrap the shirt in plastic wrap
Once both sides are soaked completely with the dye, take a sheet of plastic wrap and cover the shirt up completely. This will help the shirt absorb as much dye as possible and ensure that the dye doesn’t dry up. You should let the dye sit for at least 6 hours, longer or shorter depending on how saturated you want the dye effect to look.
5. Let the shirt dry
I let the shirt sit out for at least 6 hours. After letting it sit to absorb the dye, unwrap and rinse the shirt off with hot water. This will rinse off any excess dye that wasn’t absorbed. Let the shirts dry completely by hanging them up and then it's done! This shirt turned out really great - I thought the design was perfect and the colors were exactly what I wanted!
Overall, I thought that this was a really fun at-home project that anyone can work on to change up their old rave clothes! It was relatively quick and given that this was my first-time tie-dying anything, I thought that the process was super easy. The shirt turned out great and it is a one of a kind rave fit that I could rock to a festival or show or even out in public!
I definitely recommend ravers to try this out, whether you’re looking to turn your old rave clothes into something new or even give your rave friends something unique. Changing up your rave clothes is also a great way to gift your rave friends! This is a fun project to work on while stuck at home and to share with your friends.
Halloween is fast approaching, and we all know the best part of this holiday is choosing the ultimate costumes! As ravers, we are no strangers to dressing up, and Halloween is an awesome time to show off our style skills. There are so many directions you can go in when deciding what to be for Halloween, so we’re giving you some suggestions to make your decision a little easier.
Out Of This World
Extraterrestrial themes are huge in the rave world, and Halloween is the best excuse to dress up as a sexy alien or a house-loving astronaut. There are also a ton of opportunities for couples and group costumes that fit this theme! Build an alien squad with your friends in the Cosmic Chaos Alien Costume and the Solstice Kiss Holo Set, or explore the unknown in matching astronaut suits. Add some glitter, and you will surely have an out-of-this-world Halloween experience!
Embrace Your Wild Side
Feeling wild this spooky season? Cowgirl costumes are super cute and perfect for any Halloween event. Embrace your wild side and let loose with a cowboy hat and your best chaps, or make it glam!
Certain costumes will never go out of style. Classic costumes come back every year because they are timeless. If you’re feeling scary this Halloween, try a holographic skeleton or a seductive devil costume. If you’re going for a flirtier vibe, you can never go wrong with the Team Techno Cheerleader outfit. This fit is a fun take on the basic cheerleader costume! You can make any of the classics your own with glitter, accessories, and other modern twists.
Have a legendary Halloween dressed as your favorite mythical creature! Fairies, elves and unicorns are not only charming characters, but they are also very trendy right now. These Fractal Fantasy Fairy Wings will transform any outfit into an enchanting fairy ensemble. You could also pair this Rainbow Unicorn Costume with some sparkly fishnets for a dazzling festival look!
Ravers love to dress up year-round. But if there's one thing that we don't get to do often, it's bring the spooky vibes with scary costumes around Halloween! This time of year is the perfect time to show off your spooky side, with costumes that are gory, creepy, or all around terrifying.
No matter what you decide to be this year, you can’t go wrong. As long as you’re feeling like your best self, you’re going to slay this Halloween!