Superhero-Friendly Cosplay Vendors and Resources

By Pablo Greene

Updated June 6, 2015: Added new YouTube series on making sublimated supehero suits

As many of you know, How to Kill a Superhero: A Gay Bondage Manual  is the first in a series of novels called The Gold Apocalypse. As I have explained before in interviews and on podcasts, this series of books has the interests of the kink, cosplay and comics comunity in mind. If you read about Roland's adventures, you'll learn that in his universe, the objects of desire are not just the human body. The sleek lines of sports gear, athletic uniforms, rubber, leather and especially superhero suits, are at the focus of many characters in the book.

I get many questions on Twitter and Facebook from many readers asking me about cosplay, and suits. I thought today it might be worth mentioning a few online stores in a single list so that you can get your cosplay on.

This list is by no means complete. If you have additions, send me a tweet or Facebook message. Also, keep in mind that many cosplay makers and tailors are easy to approach and talk to, but I recommend that you approach them with respect and good manners. In many cases, they only work through exisiting connections, so don't be discouraged if they just don't have the time or desire to make you a customized superhero suit.

So here's the list. I hope you enjoy it, and please do help me grow it. Be sure to post your comments and share this with any other friends who dig cosplay and fetish gear. They are in no particular order

NEW: Sublimated Spandex Suits

Making a Sublimated Spandex Superhero Suit, Part 1

YouTube Superhero Gear Reviews

Cosplay: Superhero Suits, Zentais, Accessories, Customized Suits

Sports Uniforms and Gear

  • Eastbay (wrestling singlets, tights, jocks, sneakers, baseball gear, socks)
  • Under Armour
  • CW-X
  • (There's actually lots of deals on brands like Adidas, Take Five, Nike, etc)

Rubber, Leather

Again, if you would like to add to this list, please leave a comment or send me a message on Facebook or Twitter!