Step 1: Set up your dying area.
-Ideally this will happen in your bathroom or kitchen. In this Brooklyn apartment, that is not meant to be due to those areas being tiny, restricted and with bad lighting. If you also find yourself with a less-than-ideal space, you can easily improvise an adequate area for dying the shirt:
-Set up a well covered table with an aluminum pan large enough for both holding the dye and catching the drips.
-Next, string up a makeshift clothesline across a doorway. It should be the right height for the shirt bottom to be just above the pan so it can drip into it.
When you're done with this step, your shirt will look like this.
Step 3: Wet the dying area by dipping shirt into warm water till just below the top safety pins.
Because the dye will dry to a lighter color, you may want to repeat this a couple of times so the shirt looks as bright as possible. When you're satisfied with the color, let it hang over the tray for 15-20 minutes so that some of the excess dye can drip off into the dying pan.
Step 5: Change out the dye in the pan to the orange and repeat step 4. This time only dipping the shirt up to the bottom two safety pins. Again, dip a number of times to have a brighter colored orange.
Step 6: Let the shirt hang for a little while before rinsing so that the dyes will be less likely to seep into othre areas. Thorough rinse the shirt until the water coming off of it runs clear.
Step 7: When you're all finished remove the safety pins and let dry.
Hope this is a good solution for someone who waited to till the last minute to pull something together.
Be safe in this hurricane, East Coast friends! And Happy Halloween!
-pan for holding the dye
-4 safety pins