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techniques > mechanical transformations > distressing (aging/breaking down)
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distressing (aging/breaking down)  
SCOPE NOTE
  • An old Hollywood expression for aging the costumes by helping the clothes look “lived in” and essential for creating authentic characters. Aging is accomplished by sandpaper, sponges, spray bottles, steel brushes, dye, bleaching (fading), glue, spray paint, matches, cigarette lighters, motor oil, cooking oil, food coloring, Kensington gore (movie blood) and Fuller’s earth (sterile movie dirt). There are also useful commercial wax crayons available like “Schmutzstik” and “Schmere” for an on-set kit (UCLA)
IN OTHER LANGUAGES
verouderen

Dutch

patine

French

patinieren

German

παλαίωση

Greek

מצער (הזדקנות / פירוק)

Hebrew

invecchiatura

Italian

postarivanje odeće

Serbian

envejecimiento

Spanish

slitage av scenkläder

Swedish

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http://thesaurus.europeanafashion.eu/thesaurus/10693
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