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Comic Emblem Methods


Is airbrushing the best/only option for getting a logo on a comic suit. Does it matter what particular material it is? (i.e spandex, lycra, etc)

I don't think I have access to any airbrush artists, so are there any other methods out there that've worked for you bros?

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Re: Airbrushing comic logo questions...


You could use a self-stick foamie and cut out and emblem and attach it to your suit.
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Exactly.

Not that it's the only way to do it, but... My daughter had this ugly freakin' pleather jacket that her Mom got her and she NEVER wanted to wear it. I don't blame her. :eyes Anyway... I "sacrificed" it, for a far better cause. emoticon She outgrew it, anyway.

I cut out a bat, made out of foamies and used it as a template for cutting out the pleather bat...

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Then I used one of the super glues to glue around the very outside perimeter of the two bats and fused them together. The Foamies will support the pleather much better than if I just used the pleather.

On the backside of the Foamies, I stuck some double sided STICKY-A$$ED carpet tape to it...

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Here you can see the layers...

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Then when it comes time to using the fabric suit it gets mounted to, I just peel away the wax paper from the other sticky side of the tape and stick it to the fabric, where I want it.


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Re: Airbrushing comic logo questions...


I never asked because I was a little embarrassed, but what are foamies? Everyone talks about them all the time, and how they're so great, but I never figured out what they are or where to get them...
Thanks for those ideas guys.
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Re: Airbrushing comic logo questions...


"Foamies" is a name brand of a product that's just rectangular sheets of a neoprene type foam, that's mainly used for all sorts of arts and crafts type things...

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As you can see, they come in all sorts of colors for you to use. And they've got all sorts of uses.






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 :rollin
Ugly Pleather Jacket + Echo = Kick A$$ bat Symbol. You never stop amazing me. Very Nice Echo!

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There is only one problem I have with the airbrushed symbol, washing.
Whenever you have any airbrush work done, youre supposed to put some aluminum foil over it and iron. Then turn the shirt inside out and wash on delicate. This will "cure" the paint onto the shirt. Well, with the Eastbay shirt you cant really do the ironing part since it will "melt" the paint onto the shirt and just make a mess. Im supposed to hand-wash it. Last time I wore it out it got so sweaty that I felt I had no choice but to machine wash it, still on gentle cycle, the symbol faded and I had to take it to get re-done/touched up. At least the guy didnt charge me for it and he said that it should set in much better now and be safe for washing. We'll find out next time I wear it.
Other than that, I absolutely love the look and feel of the airbrushed bat. Everyone loves it and asks how I did that and say it looks great!
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Re: Airbrushing comic logo questions...


Thanks guys.
Hippie Trooper I don't know why I didn't ask you in the first place, because I was essentially planning on doing the same thing as you now that I think about it.
Echo, do you ever wash that suit? If so, do you have to remove the symbol, or what?
I kinda forgot about the whole washing the sweaty Batsuit thing. Any other advice on the logo and washing of the suit with a logo on it?
Thanks bros!
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Well, this logo/emblem is gonna' be going on a patterned fabric suit that joeker89 made a while back. It's just a nylon/lycra blend, but I'll still sweat my fu&king a$$ off in it. So yeah... I'll definitely need to wash it afterwards, but the bat should come off easily though. It's only on there with tape, so it'll peel off if I do it carefully. The rest of the suit is just basically a bodysuit.

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A fairly cheap and easy way to do an airbrush-like symbol on a spandex suit is to use sticky-backed foamies for a template and cut out the symbol you want. Then use Duplicolor Vinyl and Fabric spray. I got the idea from Brin's posting below. It's about 1/2 way down the page.

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Anyway, it took about 4 coats, but it worked like a charm on my Eastbay suit. I'll post some pics if I can ever figure out how. emoticon

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