We dyed the skirt. We created the crystals with acrylic sheets, acrylic rods and window shade rods, a saw, and a grinder. I strung them on stretchy cord and used hot glue to keep them in place, but the hot glue gave out and the strings all broke, except for the two wrist pieces and one chest line. The costume is wearable, but without the garter (Two broken lines on it). And I would like to change the Velcro on the ankles and the wrists to hooks and eyes.