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Old 11-02-2009, 05:44 PM   #1
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Default How do you stop glitter from falling off a dress?

Bought DD a long dress at Goodwill, it was probably a prom dress or bridesmaid dress. She's wearing it in a play. The bodice is gold glittery material, and it got all over her and all over the floor when she tried it on at home.

I once bought something that shed glitter, and I was told to spray hair spray on it, but that really didn't help.
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Old 11-02-2009, 05:47 PM   #2
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What about a fixative spray that you would use in art class?

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Old 11-02-2009, 05:47 PM   #3
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hang it on a shower rod or outside if you can and give it a few good coats of an aeresol hairspray..letting it dry between. I'd test it first in a small spot to make sure it doesn't harm the color/fabric. That's about all I've ever heard to do for it.
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Old 11-02-2009, 05:48 PM   #4
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boy I dont know but good luck. No glitter has been allowed in my house, not even on a card, since DD was little and she hid a spilled bottle in her bedsheets. I changed them, and didn't know it was there. I flipped the sheets off, and glitter flew everywhere and was to be seen for years to come.
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Old 11-02-2009, 06:03 PM   #5
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boy I dont know but good luck. No glitter has been allowed in my house, not even on a card, since DD was little and she hid a spilled bottle in her bedsheets. I changed them, and didn't know it was there. I flipped the sheets off, and glitter flew everywhere and was to be seen for years to come.
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Old 11-02-2009, 06:04 PM   #6
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That Krylon might work...

Venice, maybe I didn't use enough hair spray the one time I tried it. I think I only did one coat.
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Old 11-02-2009, 09:51 PM   #7
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The bodice is gold glittery material, and it got all over her and all over the floor when she tried it on at home.
I have no idea how to control that mess. I'm guessing the previous owner didn't know either. Thats how the dress ended up at Goodwill.
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:18 PM   #8
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Yeah, Jo, that is what I told DD when we brought it home. It does look like it was worn once, but then they got rid of it. DD will bring it in tomorrow and make sure the director approves. Today she brought in the outfit we got for the first act and the director (a teacher) loved it. The prom dress is for the second act.
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:23 PM   #9
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Did I mention the DD will have to kiss a boy in this show? The boy has been a friend of hers since middle school, and is either gay or bi, he hasn't decided. It's a bit akward for them. He also has to pick her up and throw her over his shoulder and make an exit that way. They boy is not a big guy, and DD is not a tiny girl. She is so afraid that he is going to drop her!
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:24 PM   #10
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Try the hairspray first and then iffen it don't work, fixative spray suggested.
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:42 AM   #11
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Yeah, we will have to do something, or she's going to leave glitter all over the stage and the other people.
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:05 AM   #12
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I had to use the hairspray trick on dd's dance recital dress last year...it does work but it required several applications...and there was still loose glitter ....just not near as much !

good luck to your daughter....I hope she breaks a leg...but not because her friend dropped her !!!
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:14 AM   #13
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I had to use the hairspray trick on dd's dance recital dress last year...it does work but it required several applications...and there was still loose glitter ....just not near as much !

good luck to your daughter....I hope she breaks a leg...but not because her friend dropped her !!!

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Old 11-03-2009, 10:33 AM   #14
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What is the play?
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:59 PM   #15
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I love sprinkles, sparkles, any kind of glitter. You name it.

A couple of years ago I had a batch of those little things that you pull a string on and they spit out a bunch of metalic ribbons in all colors and lengths. Some are just a few inches long and some are maybe eight or ten.

I set them off for the DGDs on my daughter's front porch and they got into her grass. Good heavens. I didn't think she was ever going to stop bitching about picking it all out!!
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Old 11-03-2009, 03:00 PM   #16
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What is the play?
It's a drama called All Because of Agatha. During the Salem Witch trials, a woman cursed the spot where she was burned at the stake or cursed her home or something. The play takes place in the late 1970's, and a couple lives in the house on that site, and every year, once a year, strange things happen. DD plays an eccentric, three times divorced, relative that comes to visit and falls in love with the next door neighbor.

She arrives with suitcases and a Oi-- I have no idea how to spell it, a 'wee-gee' board. Oijui or something? Hijinks ensue.
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That is a very funny play! Great choice.

You might want to pack along a lint roller. The boy who has to carry her is likely to be a little glittery.
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Old 11-03-2009, 03:09 PM   #18
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You've seen it? Glad to hear it will be funny, you never know with school plays how they are going to be.

My daughter had the same thought about the lint roller. He carries her off in the very last scene, but they will have to get the glitter off of him before the next show.
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I've directed it.
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They need to get it off before curtain call. Somebody can be backstage and roll him quick.
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Old 11-03-2009, 03:45 PM   #21
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Really? How cool. Is that what you do? So you know the character I'm talking about. Thelma. All of DD's friends are ribbing her about the kiss.

Good idea. DD will have to set that up with someone on stage crew.
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That is what I do! Please give your DD my best wishes. Nothing like the excitement seen all around when kids are preparing a play!
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Thanks, You are right about that. DD comes alive when she is involved in a play. After this show is over, the thespian play will start rehearsals, then the musical over the winter, and another thespian play in the spring. She loves it. Yet, she's such a shy kid. Theater has been a great confidence booster for her.

Oh, and she wants to know if you have any idea what "Calagarian" (caligarian? not sure how it's spelled) means. It's in a line she has to say, and she doesn't know what it means. She has looked it up but the definition didn't make any sense to her.
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It is someone who lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. And, I want to see pics! She can pm me.
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I love sprinkles, sparkles, any kind of glitter. You name it.

A couple of years ago I had a batch of those little things that you pull a string on and they spit out a bunch of metalic ribbons in all colors and lengths. Some are just a few inches long and some are maybe eight or ten.

I set them off for the DGDs on my daughter's front porch and they got into her grass. Good heavens. I didn't think she was ever going to stop bitching about picking it all out!!
Me, too and my DGD is just like me. She loves sparkly.

But, I do know what Lefty is going through with that dress. I have a few sparkly tops and one in particular litters lots and lots. I keep it in a plastic bag, else it just makes such a mess.
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:32 PM   #26
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I had a dress I wore to a wedding, and the sparkles were all over me by the end of the night. It's somewhere in the bottom of my closet in a plastic bag too. I don't know if I can get it dry cleaned or not.
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I had a dress I wore to a wedding, and the sparkles were all over me by the end of the night. It's somewhere in the bottom of my closet in a plastic bag too. I don't know if I can get it dry cleaned or not.
Probably not. Just toss it.

The best thing to do is this. Always toss a roll of either blue or khaki masking tape in your purse when you go formal wear shopping. Take a few inches of the tape (I prefer the blue), and wrap it around your fingers (sticky side out). Now, gently roll that tape along an inconspicuous place on the glittery dress/yard goods you are considering. A little bit of glitter, and I mean a very little, is okay. Any more than that is bound to be trouble. This is awful, but when I find yard goods or a gown that turns the blue tape all sparkle, is to take the material or gown to the register and shake it. Glitter everywhere! I "decide" then and there not to waste my money, and hopefully nobody else will, either.
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I hate glitter. The other day after church my husband told me my behind was sparkling. I looked at the pew I had sat in and there was glitter everywhere from something someone wore. I hate that!!
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:36 AM   #29
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My 10 year old pretty much always has a piece of glitter stuck somewhere on her face, she's always doing crafts or putting makeup on her Barbie head or something.

I think next time, I'll use masking tape to unglitter her face!
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I'd probably shake the heck out of it, outside, and then spray it with spray glitter/glue.
Maybe, just maybe, the gluey stuff would hold a little more on the fabric. She'd only be wearing it, for the play, so no big deal, if it stiffened up. On the other hand, a second trip to Goodwill may be in order.
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I would shake the heck out of it, outside before using the hairspray or fixative.
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Strange as it seems, I have never had this problem.
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Talk about a long running show........

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It's like glitter, once you bring it into your home, it keeps showing up for years.
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My, this is old!
I don't think we did anything. We just let her spread glitter all over the stage and her fellow actors. They were finding it for months after.
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Strange as it seems, I have never had this problem.
Not even from the stuff that sheds off the pole dancers?
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