Alright so I’m going to take a quick break from studying for my advanced accounting exam to talk about my friends’ (Superboy and Aqualad) shirts. It’s really unfair because their costumes were so much easier to do than my Robin one. Ugh.
So for Superboy, all he did was buy a short sleeve Under Armor brand compression shirt, turned it inside out because of the logos, and went to a t-shirt print shop to ink on the Superboy symbol. Under Armor has excellent quality compression shirts and so it’s pricey. You can always go for any other brand spandex or compression shirt so long as it’s skin tight. Or you can just get a plain ol’ black cotton -shirt and print the symbol on it. I think getting a compression shirt is best because it hugs the body, and if you have a really nice body like my friend, then it’s definitely the way to go.
So for Aqualad, I had him buy a Nike athletic compression shirt. A bit cheaper than the Under Armor, which we also considered, but I liked the red color from the Nike better and I wouldn’t have to cut off the sleeves. Less work for me! Now for Nike I was better able to scrape off one of the logos. Unfortunately the ones at the bottom were pretty stuck on there and I would have put holes in the shirt before they came off. For the lines I just took measuring tape and two rulers to take measurements and try to make the lines even. This took sooooo many hours but I managed to do it. Unfortunately, you can barely see the lines in pictures so I’m going to have my friend give me back the shirt so I can thicken the lines.
Now I’ve seen a lot of Aqualad cosplays where the guy just wears a red tank top/wifebeater, and I suppose that works, but I personally feel the look of the athletic compression shirts are much better and of higher quality. Of course it would cost more than just getting a tank, but I’m a stickler for cosplay details. Despite that, my skills and abilities in creating cosplays are limited as I’m still an amateur :/
I honestly wish I could have gotten black glow in the dark body paint for the eels on Aqualad’s arms. There weren’t any blacklights at the party but the effect itself would be pretty awesome if you think about it. Oh well.
Yup. Just some random information juuuust in case anyone was wondering. Back to studying now.