Best Polyester/Spandex Blend For Cosplaying?


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Hey everyone, I'm looking to build my own Spider-Man costume for cosplaying. I already have some designs ready to go however, I realized that I don't have a good idea for what fabric to use for it. I eventually ended up deciding on using polyester/spandex blend for the costume, since I already have some compression clothing using those fabrics. Not really looking towards the dye sublimation route a lot of folks go for, instead going for a proper sewing pattern situation.

Was wondering if anyone has recommendations for specific blends? Not sure if 90/10 blend or 85/15 blend would be ideal for the project (in terms of breathability thru the mask and overall feeling).

Please let me know, and thank you!


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The higher the spandex count, the greater the stretch. Also look for 4way stretch fabric. When sewing use either a serger or a zigzag stitch. This will allow for the seams to stretch with the fabric. The heavy weight the spandex, the less see through it will be, but may be warmer. Also some spandex has a shinny finish. Some has matte. This would be a personal preference.

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