Vinyl - Always hang vinyl away from other garments, especially other vinyl pieces. Vinyl can become sticky if you fold it or store it next to other vinyl items. It may adhere to or bleed onto itself or the other item, causing irreparable damage. Never wash vinyl in a washing machine or dry it in a clothes dryer. The safest method to clean vinyl clothing and accessories is to wipe them clean with a damp cloth and hang them up to dry.

Pleather - Can be hand-washed, but always check the label beforehand. A simple and safe method to clean pleather is to surface wash it with a mild detergent and a damp washcloth. Hang it to air-dry. Of course, always test a small area before using detergent on the garment.

Faux Fur - Most faux fur can be washed with mild detergent on the delicate cycle in the washing machine. Another alternative would be to hand-wash or dry clean the item. Never tumble dry faux fur items! Even a small amount of time in the clothes dryer will cause permanent damage to the item—and possibly your dryer. Simply hang to dry.

Additional FAQs

Q: How do I care for a tee with a transfer image on it?

A: Follow the care instructions as closely as possible. Wash your tee inside out, preferably in cold water, and never iron the transfer image.

Q: Can’t I just wash something that is marked Dry Clean Only if I’m really careful?

A: No. Following the care instructions on the label keeps your garment wearable! There's a good chance it may disintegrate in the washing machine!

Q: How do I get the size label off of my tee without ruining the screen or transfer?

A: Size labels should never be so sticky that they damage a screen or transfer image, but pulling them off slowly and carefully can avoid the remote possibility of damage.

Q: How do I care for clothing that has spikes, rivets and grommets?

A: Removing all straps or other accents that can be removed is a great idea. Make sure to have all zippers zipped, buttons buttoned and snaps snapped. Wash garments delicately in cold water.

Q: How much do tees shrink?

A: Tees may shrink about 5% in length and width, if care instructions are followed correctly. This is about 1 1/2" for both measurements. Not following care instructions can result in more shrinkage.

Q: What does “man-made” mean?

A: "Man-made" means the item is made completely of synthetic materials and contains no animal products.

Q: What is “pleather”?

A: This refers to any synthetic material that looks a lot like leather.

Q: What is a “Hot Topic Exclusive” item?

A: This means the item was produced or sold exclusively to Hot Topic and is only available through our website or stores.

Q: How long does your hair dye last?

A: The length of time hair dye will last is based on several factors, including the condition of your hair, the color of your hair and your hair care products. The color may last for as long as two months or as little as one week. If your hair is bleached first, it'll generally stay vibrant longer, but make sure you consult a hair care specialist before you do it in order to make sure your locks can handle any chemical alterations. Length of time for any hair dye is not guaranteed.

Q: Can I get my order gift wrapped?

A: Sorry, gift wrapping is currently not available.

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