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It’s A Maleficent Halloween

The spookiest season is here! Whether you’re staying in or going out this Halloween, this is the perfect corset to add to your bewitching or sultry costume! Featuring rich faux leather construction and velvet details, this corset is an easy layering piece for a stunningly spooky Halloween party ensemble and also versatile enough to style throughout the year for all of your parties and occasions.

Corset Care

It’s A Maleficent Halloween

After all the spooky fun you have on Halloween, don’t put your corset away just yet. Our custom-made corsets are meant to be worn for all occasions. And since you’ll be wearing it over and over, you’ll need to know how to properly care for it.

These couture pieces cannot be put into washing machines or folded as everyday garments. Laundering your corset is very simple and safe when done correctly. Read on for tips on how to keep your corset looking and smelling clean.

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,, This is the corset to make a bold statement, even through your computer screen...
—Stella

After wearing my corset, I immediately air it out for a few hours by draping it over the back of a chair with the inside lining facing out. I then take a slightly damp washcloth and spot clean the inside to remove any skin residue. This works best for linings made with cotton or synthetic fibers. You must be very careful with fabrics such as silk or delicate satin as these materials will get water stains that are not removable. So, use very little water on the washcloth and wipe it down giving it an even wash. Corsets that are made from fabrics such as leather, faux leather, and vinyl can be wiped down on the outside as well to remove stains, dirt, and dust. Once wiped, I let it air dry again but not in direct sunlight as the sun can fade the color of the fabric.

Corset Cleaning Hacks

It’s A Maleficent Halloween

Vodka is not only great for martinis; it can also help disinfect your corset and remove any lingering smells. This method is widely used in the theatre and film industry, as the alcohol kills bacteria and evaporates quickly without leaving any residue or smell. Just mix a 50/50 solution of a generic, inexpensive vodka and water in a spray bottle and mist the inside of your corset.

Another idea to protect your corset from skin residue is to wear a liner or lightweight undergarment under your corset.

Dry Cleaning your Corset

It’s A Maleficent Halloween

Our corsets can also be dry cleaned. If you decide to take your corset to a professional dry cleaner, it is ideal to find one that specializes in theater costumes or bridal wear. Using certain stain removers might do more harm than good, ruining the fabrics or damaging the embellishments.

If it’s your lacing that gets soiled or damaged, don’t worry because it’s very easy to replace that. Just contact us and we’ll gladly show you how to re-lace your corset the same way it arrived to you.

You can read more about taking care of your corset, unbusking, cleaning, and storing your corset here.

Let’s get started on a custom handmade corset of your own!  I am happy to answer any questions you may have.  Please comment below.

Cheers

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