The original how to make lycra costumes and other stuff out of spandex – totally loving this series. See also part 2 of the same series. Well done!
Spandex: Fabric of choice for ridiculous (but awesome) comic book costumes. Photo by Black Vest Photography.
Pull up a chair, grab some coffee, and let’s chat about spandex. Spandex is an amazing fabric for both cosplay and everyday wear. It’s amazing for any project that needs a bit of stretch, whether you’re looking to turn yourself into a superhero or make a pair of sexy yoga pants.
Just to be upfront, I don’t feel particularly skilled at working with spandex. However, I have been dabbling with it for about a year now, so I thought I’d share what I’ve learned along the way.
First up, let’s talk terminology. Spandex (or elastine outside of North America) is a synthetic fabric known for its exceptional stretchiness. Many knit…
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