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Pattern and Fabric Advice For "Body Suit" Halloween Costume

Posted by mintguy83 (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 2, 13 at 13:30


For anyone that's seen the most recent Superman movie, I'm looking to make/have made a General Zod "Body Suit" for halloween. I'm looking for economical Fabric suggustions that i can find at my local fabric stores, as well as what the correct pattern is for a "Body Suit" like this? Also if there are any tips/tricks I should tell to the tailor who stiches this up for me/takes my measurements. Thanks!

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RE: Pattern and Fabric Advice For "Body Suit" Halloween

I doubt you'll find it cheaper to have a tailor make it, but maybe cost is not a concern.

Your links didn't work.

I found a costume for about fifty dollars. Three yards of spandex will likely cost $30 to $50, without a pattern ($10 to $20, I couldn't find a unitard for men) or any work from the tailor. Paying him $25 to $30 an hour to develop a pattern for you would be reasonable.

If your tailor doesn't know how to sew and needs "tips" from strangers, you've hired the wrong person for the job.

This post was edited by evaf555 on Sun, Oct 6, 13 at 8:34

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