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Fun With Tights
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Tights can be worn for more than just renaissance events! We include professional clowns, mimes, and other entertainers among our customers. Here are some ways to explore the wearing of tights for other events and occasions:
Wondering how to cover your legs under all that burlap and gauze you'll be wearing on Hallowe'en? Put away your sweat pants and old blue jeans, and try this:
Pick a base color of tights (no codpiece!) to wear against your skin. Then take a second pair of tights of a different color and, using whatever sharp implements you happen to have handy - scissors, pinking shears, a scalpel or chain saw - make several slashes in the legs (being careful not to cut the seams in back - and please take them off before you start cutting!). Very carefully pull on the second pair over the first, so that the base color shows through the cuts on the top layer!
Different characters might use different color combinations, like these:
When wearing two pairs of tights like this, be sure to order the inside pair without the codpiece. If the outside pair does have one, you can open the seam of the inside pair to let you use the codpiece. You could also, if you like, reverse that, too.
Our regular tights fabric is mostly cotton, which means it takes dye really well.You can use Rit dye or any one of many fibre-reactive dyes. The dye, and the method you use, is strictly up to you. We have our favorites, though: