To be honest, I don't enjoy making costumes. They're more fun than home dec (which makes me want to cry), but not a whole lot better. And, superhero costumes are so bitty and fiddly, especially in nylon/lycra.
This is 'my' Sportacus (gratuitous cute kid shot):
This is the real Sportacus:
Isn't he delish? :)
I ordered the dancewear nylon/lycra from Denver Fabrics and used Kwik Sew 3029:
Lots of fiddling about and steam-a-seam, we have:
I tried on the pieces to stress test them and they performed very well. I'm not too thrilled with the badge I made, but I sew, I don't craft.
Natasha, the Mom, promised pictures from the party. I have my fingers crossed that the costume performs well. It's my first adult male dance costume.
The WTH of the whole experience.
I tried on the pants to make sure it looked right. How come my tush (not male, not dance-y, not size medium) looked like a million dollars in them? Years, countless yards of paper and fabric, and I find size M KS men's pants is where I should be. Seriously, what's with that?