Holi is one of the most visually appealing festivals in India. It is celebrated in our country with different colours and fills the whole country with joy. It is also one of the only festivals when one thinks of being sustainable and often reuse old clothes as they get dirty while playing Holi anyway. But just because you can reuse old clothes doesn’t mean it has to be plain and boring. Here is a list of ideas about how you can add a touch of colour and an extra sheen to your reused Holi outfit. Read on to know more.
Get your base ready
An ideal Holi outfit consists of light colours. It is preferable to wear light colours during Holi as colours like, white, light yellow, and off-white makes the other colours sprayed onto you while playing Holi stand out. You could wear darker clothes for practical purposes, but they wouldn’t work as good as a canvas for the other colours.
The first step in making a DIY Holi outfit would be to get your base clothing ready. Search your wardrobe for any white or any other light colour clothing that you can reuse and wouldn’t mind getting dirty with colours. Once you have found a base clothing for yourself, it is time to get a multicolour set of water colours, a few paintbrushes, a pair of gloves and some old newspaper.
DIY Holi Outfit Ideas
With a T-shirt:
Step 1: Get a plain white T-shirt and lay it on a flat surface.
Step 2: Make sure to put some old newspapers under the T-shirt to prevent the surface underneath from soaking the colours.
Step 3: Choose any light colour of your choice and make a rectangle or square in the middle of the T-shirt and fill the shape with the same colour.
Step 4: Take a darker colour and write “Happy Holi!” on the rectangle or square.
Step 5: Decorate the rest of the T-shirt with thumb prints of different colours.
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With a Kurta/Top:
Step 1: Take an old white or any other light coloured kurta and place it on a flat surface. Make sure to put some old newspapers under the kurta.
Step 2: Wear a pair of gloves and paint your entire palm and finger with any colour of your choice and put a handprint on the kurta.
Step 3: Repeat the process with a different colour and continue doing so with several different colours until the entire body of the kurta is filled with handprints.
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With a Saree:
Step 1: Take any light coloured saree without any designs and place it on a flat surface with newspaper underneath it.
Step 2: Dip an old discarded toothbrush in any colour of your choice.
Step 3: Splatter the colour from the toothbrush onto the body of the saree by pushing against its head. Continue the process with different colours until the entire body of the saree is covered.
Keep in mind to let all of the above outfits dry under the sun for at least 24 hours before wearing them, to avoid the colours from smudging.