I LOVE a good life surprise! That is, a surprise from some degree of chance, whether completely or partially where I had some say in making it happen. This past weekend, I got one of the better ones I can remember in a while, and it had to do with me finding some brussels sprouts on sale at Wal-mart, getting it, now loving it, and super excited to be incorporating it heavily into my future diet!
I finally have some decent pictures of myself in some garments I’ve designed and made for myself so I’m going to start posting them. This one is of a full Transformers outfit I made from curtains at Wal-mart over 2 years ago. You can read about it on the original post. I’ll just share some pics of me in it here and now.
In the summer of 2015, Walmart sold some kids’ T-shirts in the design of superhero torsos wherever they covered. They had Spider-man, the Incredible Hulk, and Iron-Man. From these, I got the idea to make complementary shorts to have summer cosplay inspired fashion. I wore them for general summer casual wear, but mostly in which to play tennis. Yup, you got that right. People at my tennis club showed up in mostly white or whatever, and on the other side was a guy in what looked like a summer version of superhero cosplay, using playing in the style of the character. 🙂
The complementary shorts Spider-man were easy. They were just blue, as seen in my MORALES shorts post. The Hulk’s complementary shorts weren’t much harder. I just had to find fabric that could look ripped at the bottom, but wouldn’t fray like crazy on me. I actually had purple spandex in my stash so the HULK shorts resulted. Iron-man, though, was another matter! I was going to have to make shorts that looked like the suit, or at least close enough that they looked like they belonged together with the shirt! After a little scheming, I did!
I’ve been redoing my tennis wardrobe of late and found some T-shirts which had upper body prints of Marvel superheroes, for which I’ve made shorts to make tennis variant cosplays, if you will. The Hulk was the first outfit I made, and this one is of Spider-man.
Anybody wanna cosplay tennis with me?
That’s what I’ve been asking people ever since I came up with an idea for tennis wear version of cosplays when I saw some “abs” T-shirts at Walmart, like this one of the Incredible Hulk’s upper body. When I saw those short sleeve T-shirts that obviously can’t be part of a cosplay since they don’t cover the entire arm, I immediately thought of making shorts that would function in the same way. That is, they’d be the truncated lower body portion of the cosplay, and should be suitable to wear to play tennis that I would wear them to.