I saw some good fabric at Wal Mart a little while ago. and i just bought some material for the holster for 3.97 a yard. I tried the sandpaper technique. I bought the finest sandpaper there was. its still a bit shiney but not as much as before. im not sure if I want to take a heavier sandpaper to it, so i think im just going to leave it as is. I also bought the material for the cape, which i'll be working on without a pattern, so wish me luck. hopefully i can pull this off hehe. question: where can i find a decent inexpensive blaster? with buying all the other parts to the costume im a little broke, so anything that looks similar would be good for now. Also, with the hair dye, Henna sticks to your hair like permanent dye and wont wash out, so if youre looking for something temporary, i probably wouldnt use that. I've been trying to get my hair to be a decent red color. the last one i tried was Hydrience. and even though it was supposed to be permanent, it washed out in about 2 weeks leaving me with a dull coppery color. but the initial color was a really nice fiery red. I know they make a semi-permanent dye also. ive used it before and it seemed to wash out pretty well. but it also depends on what kind of hair you have. my hair rejects hair dye for some reason and wont dye easily, so i sometimes end up having to use two boxes instead of one. I was thinking of doing Feria next. I'm on a mission to find something, anything, that will come close to what i want.