Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Sportacus Take 2

For Halloween 2005, I made Connor a Sportacus costume. I got an email from a Canadian lady a couple of weeks ago, asking if I would make an adult version for her daughter's birthday. Today, I mailed if off to Canada.

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?

18 comments:

  1. Wow, What a fantastic job you did on both of these! I'll have to remember that KS Mens patterns are tush friendly!

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  2. Anonymous4:03 PM

    Do you fancy making another one? My daughters 3rd birthday is in 3 weeks time and she's having a lazytown party. email me if you're interested.

    sportacus@stevegore.co.uk

    I would be most grateful.
    Thankyou
    Steve

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  3. Hi, I am too interested in having an adult Sportacus outfit made. I would be grateful of any info or advice. Many thanks!!

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  4. YOu did a fantastic job on the sportacus costume. I know you said you don't enjoy making costumes. Any chance you have a pattern on this?

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  5. Anonymous2:01 PM

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  6. Hi -- I am also interested in an adult sportacus costume. Any chance you would make another, or know of someone who no longer needs theirs? Thanks, JaneAnne

    sineadm@aol.com

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  7. Anonymous7:03 AM

    hiya, i would really like an adult sporticus costume made for my brother, do u think u can help? email me if so:

    chocolate_eating_monster@hotmail.co.uk

    his party is on the 31st oct so i dont know if ive left it 2 late!

    thanku lucy

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  8. i'm one more person interested in an adult sportacus outfit - gcapiel at gmail . please contact me if it's possible to have one made

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  9. Anonymous10:14 AM

    OMG!!! What an awesome job you did!! I know you've mentioned that you hate doing costumes, but I would gladly pay you for an adult size sportacus costume! *begs and bats eyelashes*

    email me at: pinkarella7@gmail.com

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  10. Michele Berthiaume10:04 PM

    Hello, I was wondering if I could have the patterns for this. I would love to make one of my own. My 2 yr-old sister loves this show. And we want to have a surprise party this december.

    Please e-mail me: dy0494@wayne.edu

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  11. Anonymous9:04 AM

    HI,
    MY HALLOWEEN PARTY IS THE 30TH OF OCTOBER, 2009.
    ARE YOU INTERESTED IN MAKING ANOTHER SPORTACUS ADULT COSTUME?
    IF SO: E-MAIL ME:

    ALLSTARSOUL@HOTMAIL.COM

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  12. Anonymous5:39 PM

    Very interested in a child's 3t or 4t size sportacus costume for halloween. My son is obsessed and I can't find a costume online anywhere. My email is lthiese@lifetimefitness.com if you would like to send me a quote. Thanks for considering it!

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  13. Good job!! It's fantastic!! Can you send me the patterns or help me please!!

    Thanks!!

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  14. Anonymous3:57 AM

    Helo. i'm Paul, from portugal. i Love Sportacus, has my all family. I am too interested in having an adult Sportacus, to make a surprise to my soon.

    Thanks for any help.
    paulo.oliveira1970@hotmail.com

    Paulo

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  15. Anonymous11:08 AM

    Hi, if it's possible for you to make another sportacus costume. could you please email me at pollybradbury@hotmail.com

    the party is on july 10th thanks,laurence

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  16. Verita11:21 PM

    HELP!!! I have been searching to purchase sportacus costume for my son. He is turning 3 in a month. His wish is to wear sportacus outfit on his birthday party. Is there anyway you can make it for him? Please email me vrtm_gul@yahoo.com
    And I live in California. Thank you.

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  17. Anonymous8:18 AM

    awesome job! you have inspired me to go out and attempt this task, although I do not know how to sew I think I can use some of that iron on seam tape. My idea is buying a pair of already made jazz pants in royal blue aolong with a matching t-shirt for the best and cut them to fit the outfit. A white t-shirt underneath should do the trick too. For the hat I think I might search Academy for a Ski cap and hopefully I can find one in royal blue to attach white and black ribbon to. thanks!

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  18. Anonymous10:10 AM

    Your costumes came out amazing. I have managed to get a Stephanie costume sorted for my daughter but I am struggling with a decent Sportacus costume for my husband. I beieve this thread is a few years old but I was wondering if you were still in the Sportacus costume business and any chance you could whip one up by Halloween? My e-mail is mccrackenk@ymail.com if you could let me know.

    Thank you so much
    Kristen

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