Ruf has borrowed the Vader costume several times now, and it was in desperate need of a cleaning. The cape and tunic will have to go to the dry cleaner, but the undersuit is machine washable. I turned it inside out and washed it in cold water with Woolite on the delicate cycle. Yes, even tough guy Darth Vader has delicates. It's now hanging in a decidedly feminine bathroom to dry. If you could see Vader's face, he just might blush with embarrassment because this makes him seem far less menacing.