Spandex 101: The Basics How to Make Lycra Costumes


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!

The Geeky Seamstress

10440160_595637963895647_1064976807009881959_n 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.

Mindy05final - Copy My Kotobukiya Rogue bodysuit consists of both moleskin and milliskin fabric. Bodysuit made by Meredith Placko. Photo by Aperture Ashley.

Terminology

First up, let’s talk terminology. Spandex (or elastine outside of North America) is a synthetic fabric known for its exceptional stretchiness. Many knit…

View original post 807 more words

Advertisements

Unitard KEE Suits – London Lycra Unitards with an edge


Watch the girls rock in their KEE suits in action in this video clip.

 

ACKEE 'KEE SUIT' Half Green/ Black Geometric Patterned Lycra/ Spandex Handmade Unitard

Hand made in London and retailing for around the $100 mark – one of a kind unitard to rock to the gym, dance or bike. These are too cool just to wear at home!

 

 

 

 

Dynamite Samba Leggings – Lovely Green Samba Lycra!


Great workout gear from Dynamite

Know how to shake it and lose it in lycra with Dynamite

 

Awesome prints and energy from Dynamite in Brazil.

 

 

Dynamite Fitness Wear – Lycra Lovers Beware


Dynamite is a explosive cocktail of sexy fashion fitness style.
Provides high-quality products with amazing unique designs When your workout, the clothes make you look good, you feel fantastic, you feel sexy, it motivates you to work out even better, and look good in and out of the gym!
say No! to the boring fitness clothing, try Dynamite and you will feel what i am talking about! 🙂

Our products are made 90% with DuPont™ Supplex ® and Meryl( a lighter version of suplex), a soft, comfortable fabric which does all this:

• Shapes your butt and thighs

• Wicks away moisture, keeps you cool and dry

• Wrinkle free

• Stretches 500%

• Odor, wind and water resistant

• Dries fast

• Colors stay bright, no fading!

• Fabric holds its shape, wash after wash

All the clothing is manufactured in Brazil Most of the items is “One Size Fits All” because of the material, it stretches up to 500% (five sizes!) yet it returns to its natural shape. fits all the Women who wear sizes 2 – 10 !!

Chinese Aerobics Love


Some uplifting beats, aerobics and unitards – thanks Mon Journal

Lycra Tri Suits – Latest Design from O2 Fit


New 02 Tri Suit – $70.00 AUD online

The great thing about the 02 Tri Suit is the ability to pretty much run, swim, go to the gym and have a really intense workout and not worry about having to change your clothing between activities.

Tri suits, whilst made for triathlons are a really functional piece of workout attire. A typical workout might include a run or walk to get the body warm, followed by a gym workout with weights, To finish off a workout might also include a swim at the end (just shower though so you are clean before you get in).

O2 Compression makes this Black Men’s Trisuit and states that the benefits include:

o2fit’s triathlon suits is sleek and fitted in a way to give you the best performance in both your triathlon training and on the big day.

The suit allows you to swim, ride and run without needing to spend time changing gear during the transitions. Most professional triathletes will wear a triathlon suit because it offers an all-in-one, multi-purpose garment that can be worn from the moment you arrive, right through to the recovery period after the event.

Our triathlon suits include chamois padding (micro fleece 85% polyester + 15% spandex) in the crotch for comfort during the ride, while not impeding swimming or running ability.

They are made from quick dry material which will ensure that you dry off as quickly as possible between the swim and the ride to prevent chafe.

Other benefits include:

  • Leg grippers so you don’t have to worry about the short legs riding up while you train or race
  • Reduced drag in the water to ensure you perform at your best and aren’t overworked in the early stages of the event reducing muscle oscillation upon ground contact increasing torque generated about joints
  • Reducing the risk of injury by enhancing recovery following strenuous exercise by aiding in the removal of blood lactate and improving subsequent exercise performance increasing feelings of positive leg sensations both during and following strenuous exercise
  • Reducing the effects of delayed onset muscle soreness in the days following strenuous exercise

Our strategic flat-lock stitching means enhanced comfort and a great fit.

Does o2fit compression products have a UV rating?

Yes, all of our products have a UV rating of 50+.