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Hey,
If I ever get amnesia, those archives are going to come in real handy. :lol

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For mine, I printed out the template at 14" wide by 5" tall on papaer then traced it onto black fabric. It was then sewn to the top.
so long as it's turned inside-out, it can be tossed in the washer and dryer with no ill effects.
You can see the results for yourself:
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Ok Brin, I can take a hint. Sorry. Sometimes I just forget they're there. Thanks for all the advice bros, now I'll go back to the archives and let this thread die.
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Don't let it die, you never know when someone will mention something we've never tried before.
Rock on!

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Washing update: After having the bat symbol touched up last week and wearing the suit again, I washed it last night in preparation for D-con. I turned the shirt inside out and washed it on the gently cycle as I did before. And I am happy to report that there is absolutely NO fading or streaking. That second airbrush really did the trick!
So if you decide to go airbrush, be prepared to take it in for a touch up, it should be good from there on.
Good luck!
Later

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Quote:

Hippie Trooper wrote:

 be prepared to take it in for a touch up, it should be good from there on.




This psychology works well for women and plastic surgery, as well.








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HippyTrooper, I'll hopefully see you at D*con and anybody else that happens to be there. I'll be doing my new BMan a couple of times.

Another great idea with the paint. I'll do some testing on dyes, airbrush paints, and plastidip, and see what looks and holds up the best.

You guys are great, the latex coated fabric cape idea turned out well too.
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I didn't read all the posts,but personally if I was doing doing a comic style suit,I wouldn't think twice about not airbrushing the symbol.

The only other option in my mind would be another piece of black fabric adhered to the shirt as flat as possible,and,as invisibly as possible,sewn on.
So flat that when creased or folded in the chest,you wouldn't see any separation or 'air bubble' between the symbol and the shirt.

Foamies are alright and all and people have done some nice looking things with them I must admit,but it's a little too fake looking for my taste.

John :flapbat

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I know that stitching on fabric can be really hard. You have to use an identical fabric and stitch it very carefully, else it will pull and move differently than the shirt. Even the Dead-End costume had that problem. It can be done, you just have to be a confident tailor.
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Thanks for all your opinions/advice bros. I've experience the air bubbles or shifting of a second material attached to a spandex type shirt, and I hated it. My last suit was full black so I had to use the yellow/black emblem, but now I'm thinking of going dark gray with a black Ross or Hush type logo. Airbrushing seems the best route. I'll more like try what Brin once suggested I might use duplicolor vinyl and fabric spray
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