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20 May 2013 - 19:22102833
Hi tech lycra search
Hi all,

I'm new here... I'm looking for hi tech lycra fabric to make super hero suits with. What I have in mind are the sort of new hi-tech swimwear fabrics that are being used in Olympic level competition. The look I'm going for is the new Spiderman or Man of Steel type suits.

I can find garments made of the fabric but not the fabric itself.

Any advice or thoughts would be helpful

Thank you

24 May 2013 - 02:32103004
Hey there.

Quick question, what's the reason for it needing to be high tech? Is there something specific you want to do with the cosplay once it's finished or is it just you don't want the fabric degrading?

I'm not sure if I know of any places to get hightech spandex but might be worth checking out Spandex House they pretty much have every type of spandex you can shake a stick at. I know there american based but you might be able to find the name of the stuff you want and then use this to find the same stuff but UK based

26 May 2013 - 17:21103057
There's no specific reason for the desire for hi tech, it's just the look I'm after - new Spiderman/Man of steel look. I know of the Spandex place & nothing's quite right. Almost but not quite.

Thanks for your thoughts though...

27 May 2013 - 02:16103073
Ah that makes sense. The suits do look like there out of really hi-durability spandex. That's a shame that spandex house didn't have anything hmmm I know friend whom did Spidey and he had the pattern custom printed on lycra and then made it using this.

I will keep having a look as also making something which needs textured lycra but I have not turned up much except spandex house.

Good Luck

27 May 2013 - 17:31103103
I did watch a special on the Amazing Spiderman and one of the costuming department was interviewed about the new suit. She said it was actually a lot thinner than it looked on screen because the pattern was printed by hand then the details added (again, individually by hand).

The only textured material I can think of that might suit is something like non-slip fabric which will have rubberised 'nodes' which could be highlighted, but I couldn't vouch for how subtle the pattern would look.

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