Gradient Dyeing Feathers

Here I’ll show you how I dyed the feathers for my Kimahri Ronso genderbend cosplay!


Material list:

  • Jacquard acid dyes in sun yellow, fire red, turquoise, and jet black
  • Citrix Acid (mine came with my dyes)
  • Water
  • Mason jars
  • Plastic spoons
  • Feathers
  • Foil
  • Trays (like baking sheets)
  • Hair dryer (optional)

Step 1: Boil water


You’ll need boiling water to mix your dye into, so boil enough water to fill all the mason jars up.  I had 3 colors I’d be mixing for my feathers, so I needed to fill 3 jars.

Step 2: Soak feathers in water.


Its exactly what it sounds like.  While you wait for your water to boil, soak all your feathers in warm water so that they’re sopping wet.  Do all of them at once so you don’t have to stop to do more while you’re dying.

Step 3: Mix your first dye color

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