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Spiderman Lycra Zentai Help How do I paint this?

#1 User is offline   Kyu_sama 

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 01:45 PM

So I bought a black zentai costume and I'm planning on doing Miles Morales Ultimate Spiderman. I've never cosplayed before and I don't know how I would get the red spiderweb designs on the costume. What kind of paint or tape or dye could I use on lycra zentai fabrics?
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Posted 01 October 2013 - 05:58 PM

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anyone have any links to good paint or sewing tools or other things i could use?
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Posted 01 October 2013 - 08:42 PM

I know this isn't a whole lot of help but when I am tackling a new project I often google tutorials and look at how other cosplayers did it. Try reaching out to people on cosplay.com for help too.
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Posted 03 October 2013 - 12:49 AM

There was a post earlier in the year about painting lycra... ah, here it is: the post I believe the issue is finding paint that is flexible enough when dry to match the stretchy-ness of the lycra. Thin application would be important too, I would think. Sorry I can't help with specific paints; I don't do much with extremely stretchy fabrics.

Lycra is a synthetic fabric and thus it is extremely difficult to dye. Added to that, you said the suit is black, which makes getting any other color via dye almost impossible. I wouldn't use dyes for this project.

The only thread I can think of stretchy enough to match lycra is wooly nylon. It's used in swimwear and lingerie. The downside is that it's really best in sergers -- it has a tendency to gum up regular sewing machines. It's also a bit of a specialty item, so you'd probably have to order it online.

Honestly, I'd try looking up stretchy paints first, then if that doesn't work, maybe try something with an applique? This is a tough one!

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 03:58 PM

Thanks guys
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