HELP - My costume stinks!!!

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HELP - My costume stinks!!!

Post by Lumpy » Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:48 pm

I got my biker scout costume in the mail today :D :D :thumbs: :thumbs: :D
However, when I opened it up,I discovered that the person I bought it from must have been a smoker :x :x :x
The whole costume simply REEKS (no offense to any smokers out there,but it's bad!!)

Should I get the soft parts (flight suit, gloves, etc.) dry cleaned or can I just wash them?
What about the armor parts??
I'll take any suggestions because Mrs. Cblack (you know, my boss :wink: ) will not be too pleased.

Thanks and I hope to see you soon.
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Re: HELP - My costume stinks!!!

Post by Jaster » Sat Sep 13, 2008 3:36 pm

Are the soft parts machine washable? If so, wash them with soap and baking soda and then be sure to use fabric softener in the wash as well as a fabric softener sheet. On the non-washable items like the boots and holster, wash the surface as much as you can and then leave them in a sealed rubbermaid tote with a box or two of baking soda.
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Re: HELP - My costume stinks!!!

Post by hathor_sg1x » Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:44 am

If the fabric however is NON-Machine dry...Air dry it!

Then like with Jaster's idea take those and put them in a tote box and use fresh and extra smelly dryer sheets and stuff them in it and seal it for 2-3 days Then just air dry it again to get the very fresh scent out of it.
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Re: HELP - My costume stinks!!!

Post by Crimson » Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:33 am

A flight suit is fairly cheap (around $30-40) so if it can't be washed, toss it and get something that doesn't reek. The cummerbund can probably be machine-washed.

The gloves would probably need to be dry-cleaned. Wash the hell out of the plastics with anything non-abrasive (no cleanser! :)), because the plastics will also hold onto that tobacco stink.

(oh, and for the record, I have zero compunction about offending smokers about smoking. I was one for 10 years, pack a day at least, I know all the excuses, I've used them myself, and have turned into "One Of Those Ex-Smokers" after I quit)

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Re: HELP - My costume stinks!!!

Post by Ducktrooper » Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:17 pm

Another way to remove stink from plastics After the washdown is to seal them in a bag with a Few boxes of baking soda poured in. Make sure the parts are well covered. Use even more than you think you need and then let them sit for like a week then blow off the powder because it will scratch the plastic. It will help draw out the stink . As a severe asthmatic I have to do this with stuff I get some times. Just the smell can make me have an attack. Good luck
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