I must admit that I’ve been kind of riding the coat tails of that one popular leather hoodie post from last week. As some people mentioned, the leather hoodie harness probably got super popular because it featured a guy with sexy eyes and nice abs, but also because it was kinky, but just the right amount of kinky to be socially acceptable. It was cosplay-kinky, and could have been great for an Assassins Creed type costume.

So, with Rubbout over, and the term finished for now, what other excuse do I have for my infrequent posting? I couple of you know this, but it turns out that I am going to Cali, Colombia for an internship in about 2 weeks. It’s really sneaking up on me, and I have been trying to learn some Spanish, while also finding a place to live for the 2 months I’m down there. My Google Analytics tell me that only 2 people from Colombia have ever visited my site, and they immediately ran away, but if anyone has any insight into traveling in the country please send me a message. I’m a naive scientist, built for city life and isolated wilderness…not a busy Latin American city!

Anyway, today’s latex design comes from Signature Latex. This latex top with contrasting arms, high collar and zipper, and is a simple enough design that it might be a good next project for me (when I get back from Cali). In this example, I like the metallic colour choices, and the central zipper…arms can be really tough to get into otherwise!

Also, I know I have a whole bunch of messages to catchup with. I’ll get to them all eventually. It’s not that I normally get a lot of messages, but I just neglect them for a few weeks while they build up. Sorry, sorry, sorry!

(Source: signaturelatex.com)

Hey! Y’all liked that last post with the leather hoodie quite a bit, so how about some original content this time? 

If you’ve been following me around for any period of time, you would know that I’ve been wanting to get a latex hoodie for awhile. I’ve showed a number of different designs in the past from designers like Latex101, Eustratia, Regulation, Polymorphe and Rubaddiction. These hoodies are all great in different ways, but there was always something that I didn’t quite like about them. For example, Polymorphe hoods are way too big and I feel like I’m swimming in them. Rubaddiction hoods, on the other hand, seem too small. In general, the vest sections of the latex hoodies are a little too standard.

For that reason, one of the main reasons why I decided to try latex crafting was so that I could attempt to make a latex hoodie that would be everything that I wanted. Having only build armbands and a couple of 1/2 masks until now, this was my first attempt at a big project, and it didn’t turn out perfectly. In fact it was a bit of a clusterfuck.

I started building this shirt by marking out a pattern on cardboard. I have this triathlon top that I quite like the pattern on, and decided to model it on that top. Dutifully, I started tracing out the patterns, then I cut them out and traced them onto sheet latex. Everything seemed to be going great.

Industriously, I started to cut the pieces out of the latex, and then I was gluing, gluing, gluing. Previously it had taken me a couple hours just to cut out one latex armband, so I was pretty proud of myself when I managed to cut and assemble all the pieces of my shirt in the same period of time. Unfortunately, my sense of accomplishment quickly left when I tried to put on the unfinished vest. I hadn’t added the zipper yet, and I barely managed to squeeze into vest….it was too small by about a chest width!

Lesson of the day? Spandex stretches…a lot. So if you’re building a pattern with a spandex item as a guide, make sure you add extra width/length to your patterns if you’re working with a less stretchy material. In the end, I had to add the centre blue stripe down the front of the shirt in order to make it fit properly (the rest of the vest pattern is as the original triathlon top). Okay, whew…crisis averted. I had a shirt that kind of fit me properly. Now I just needed to finish it off with the zipper, hood and trim.

The zipper, was actually surprisingly easy. I had bought a bag of various zippers from Dressew. The colour that I wanted was too long of a zipper, so what I ended up doing was cutting off the excess portion and then using thread, I sewed up the top of the zipper to prevent the fly from coming off.

The trim was also really easy. Since my first attempt at trimming armbands, I’ve discovered a method that works really well and all you need is a ruler.

Now the hood…the hood. The hood was a nightmare. I don’t have the best spatial thinking ability, and it was really difficult for me to visualize how the flat pieces of the hood would fit together into a 3D structure that sat on top of my head. I ended up looking at all the hoods in my house until I settled for my rain jacket hood pattern. The patterning and the construction of the hoodie were really not that bad. However, figuring out how to attach the hoodie was incredibly difficult. My pattern had been based on a rainjacket hood that snapped on with snaps, and it turns out that it didn’t translate well into a small necked vest made of latex. I ended up having to fold the sides of the latex in on itself to make it somehow fit on the collar. Upclose, it’s a bit messy, but I think it ended up working well by giving the hood some folds and structure. 

Anyway, I’m sorry that this post probably isn’t the most coherent piece of literature out there. It is reflective of the chaotic process of making the hoodie vest, perhaps. In the end, I still have an item that I am quite happy with, and no longer lusting after all the hoodies out there. I now just need to clean up the little bits of glue at the seams, and get some proper photos taken.

I think the thing that I enjoyed most about this project was seeing how my previous experiences all fit together. The curved seams for the hood were made much easier by my experiences with the face masks. The drawing and cutting of the extra centre zip was quick and easy because of my arm band making. The trim all over the shirt was so much faster. It seem like all my practice had been building up for this, and I feel like it’s only going to get better in future!

Leather 665 Sleeveless Crop Hoodie Commentary

That last post with Leather 665’s Sleeveless Crop Hoodie has been one of my most popular posts ever. Is it the guy? Is it the leather? Did some famous porno reblogger just find me? Who knows?

Because of it’s popularity, I got a bunch of fun(ny) comments on my previous posts, so I thought it worthwhile to address them all in their own text post. As always, thanks for tuning in!

welpedoghaus added: I want to get this, wear it with my pup hood, and make holes in this hood for my ears.

That would be an awesome idea, and very adorable. Maybe you should try this out with something cheaper like a regular hoodie to see how it looks first?

vehemex added: his eyes are so..unf!!

It’s amazing how much one can portray through their eyes alone. For all we know that the mask is hiding a set of adult braces and a goofy smile, but the eyes say it all!

writerbear added: “Luke… I am your daddy…”

funandphotos radded: The Empire Sucks Cock

Looks like we’ve got some Star Wars fanfics in the making, featuring Darth Vader, the misunderstood leatherdaddy, and Luke Skywalker who discovering the depth of his daddy issues.

alekthor added: Violame, destroza mi culo.

Spanish “Violate me. Destroy my ass.” Umm…this sounded a lot better when I didn’t know what it meant. I’m heading down to Colombia in a month, but I don’t think I’ll have the chance to use this particular phrase.

varekai33 added: I want this!

petofroguehuntress added: I REALLY REALLY WANT THIS! O_O

domtopdog added: Hmmmmm I quite like this! A lot……..I think I could wear this

beastoz added: I really like this.

lederundspeedosfan added: Oh sehr geil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

German “Oh very cool!”

puperos added: love this kind of leather

big77boi added: masked mean fucker. holy shit! lemme worship ‘n serve u! just fuckin’ use me all u want! W O O F ! ! !

I agree, it’s a cool piece of leather gear guys! It’s too bad Leather 665 doesn’t pay me commission for advertising their gear :).

Holy Narcissism Batman! Once again, I’ve been completely full of myself and have posted only pictures of me in the past 4 posts. 

Let’s take a little break from that (and all the Rubbout business) with a short intermission from the leathery world of Leather665 - “One # Short of Hell”. Leather 665 is a redistributor of a wide selection of fetish gear from leather and neopeone play gear, to jocks, wallets and toys.

Today we’re checking out the Leather Sleeveless Crop Hoodie, which was brought to my attention by the ever mindful twohandstochoke… I think he’s really starting to pick up on my sense of aesthetics.

I don’t have much leather, and most of what I do have is from the Rubbout gearswaps over the years. Despite this, I think it’s well known that I have a penchant for hoodies, and this leather hoodie in particular does it for me. Leather is such a different material from latex. You can see in this photo how the leather hood holds its shape and forms natural dips and bumps. I’m not sure if this is something that I can mimic entirely with latex, which tends to fall and drape over whatever it is sitting on. The hoodie is also detachable, so you can wear just the shoulder harness alone. The harness is also nice, but I definitely do not have a big enough chest to pull of that look very well. Perhaps it’ll be something to work toward in the future (just kidding, I’m pretty happy with my body as it is).

I should note that the really cool face mask comes separate from the hoodie. The combination definitely looks great though!

Anyway, I assure you that the Rubbout posts will be coming soon enough. I hope everyone is doing swell!

(Source: 665leather.com)

After a whirlwind of activity, Rubbout is over for another year. I met lots of great people and am looking forward to building on those connections and am excited for the future. I’ll give a full breakdown of the weekend in future posts, but for now I’m exhausted! 

As a change for the rubbery weekend, I donned my spandex and went for a great run through the park. I know I said I was tired, but running always seems to energize me. I’ll leave it at this for now. Hope you all enjoy my Post-Rubbout/Post-Run style :p.

Till the next time.

This is just a quick preview of one of the catsuits that Rubbout weekend pass holders can win! This Dainese-style suit is from our sponsors at LatexCatfish. I’ll be wearing it at the Friday night party before giving it away to the winner on Sunday. Hopefully, before then, I’ll be able to get twohandstochoke to take some non-cellphone photos of me!
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This is just a quick preview of one of the catsuits that Rubbout weekend pass holders can win! This Dainese-style suit is from our sponsors at LatexCatfish. I’ll be wearing it at the Friday night party before giving it away to the winner on Sunday. Hopefully, before then, I’ll be able to get twohandstochoke to take some non-cellphone photos of me!

The big Rubbout prize items from LatexCatfish arrived at my doorstep today. Remember, you can still enter the early registration draw by signing up for a weekend pass by Wednesday night! I was going to dig into the package as soon as I got home, but my awesome friend Kief (a professional hair stylist) came over and decided to cut and colour my hair for Rubbout this weekend. You can see the final results above using InkWorks “More Blue” hair dye. It’s a lot more blue than I expected, but fortunately, it matches perfectly with the ninja mask I just made. I’m hugely excited up about Rubbout!

BTW, I’m appreciative and thankful for putyourgloveson for his super nice post about Rubbout. We can’t run events like this without great weekend volunteers like him! 

Sooo…I was in a bit of a car-bike crash yesterday. A van cut me off, and caused me to crash into the back driver’s side of his vehicle. Luckily, I escaped with all my body parts attached. The muscle pains on the right side of my back, neck, arm and leg, however, prevented me from going out running or cycling as I usually do on weekends. On the plus side, this gave me an excuse to stay home and work on some latex projects that I’ve got on the go. 

Here’s the second of the ninja masks that I’ve been making lately. Last time, I accidentally made two same-sided metallic pewter pieces so today I decided to completed the other half in navy blue. I also tried a new way of securing the mask to the face by having two straps, rather than one thick strap. I think I must have been incredibly lucky in my first attempt at the curved seam used to unite the two pieces together. This second attempt took a long, long time and still isn’t quite what I wanted.

Anyway, it’s done now.  We’ll see if I have time to make anything else today. If so, maybe I’ll sell some of it at the Gearswap at Rubbout next week!

I apologize that all I ever talk about on this blog lately is Rubbout. It’s one of those things that just ends up sucking up all your time, and then it’s suddenly over and you realize it wasn’t such a big deal after all. Of course, I’m not complaining because compared to the amazing rubbercanuck, I’ve been doing nothing at all. All the same, in my previous post I did mention that my job doing some of the sponsorship work had finally begun to bear fruit. I didn’t really want to say too much then because the deal hadn’t been finalized yet. Now the sponsorship is finalized, and I’ve been bursting at the seams to tell people about this exciting sponsorship.
Anyway, I’ll stop dilly-dallying and just get on with it. As you  may have guessed from the posted pictures of themanoloortiz, I managed to secure a sponsorship with Latex Catfish. Basically, Latex Catfish has agreed to supply us with 3 beautiful catsuits: the two above and a secret one that will be revealed later. The plan is to raffle off one of the catsuits as a prize for people who register online before Rubbout begins, and the other two catsuits would be raffled off as prizes for the regular Rubbout raffle. Since there will be a maximum of 150 early registrations, attendees have a pretty good chance of winning a 200+ dollar catsuit. People who are attending should sign up now. I’d enter the draw myself, but it would look pretty bad if I won the prize :p!
In addition to advertisements, Latex Catfish also wanted me to wear their suit over the Rubbout weekend and get some photos in it (courtesy of our weekend photographer Twohandstochoke). It was really difficult to get me to agree to that, though the winner of the suit will probably have to rip it off my body to get it!
I should end by saying that I think part of the reason why Latex Catfish went along with this sponsorship idea was because of this Tumblr. They liked some of my posts, and especially like twohandstochoke’s posts, and I think they got to know me a little through the blog. So thank you all for supporting me! I know I may not have the most followers, and I might type waaay too much, but I’ve enjoyed tumbling around with all of you :).
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I apologize that all I ever talk about on this blog lately is Rubbout. It’s one of those things that just ends up sucking up all your time, and then it’s suddenly over and you realize it wasn’t such a big deal after all. Of course, I’m not complaining because compared to the amazing rubbercanuck, I’ve been doing nothing at all. All the same, in my previous post I did mention that my job doing some of the sponsorship work had finally begun to bear fruit. I didn’t really want to say too much then because the deal hadn’t been finalized yet. Now the sponsorship is finalized, and I’ve been bursting at the seams to tell people about this exciting sponsorship.
Anyway, I’ll stop dilly-dallying and just get on with it. As you  may have guessed from the posted pictures of themanoloortiz, I managed to secure a sponsorship with Latex Catfish. Basically, Latex Catfish has agreed to supply us with 3 beautiful catsuits: the two above and a secret one that will be revealed later. The plan is to raffle off one of the catsuits as a prize for people who register online before Rubbout begins, and the other two catsuits would be raffled off as prizes for the regular Rubbout raffle. Since there will be a maximum of 150 early registrations, attendees have a pretty good chance of winning a 200+ dollar catsuit. People who are attending should sign up now. I’d enter the draw myself, but it would look pretty bad if I won the prize :p!
In addition to advertisements, Latex Catfish also wanted me to wear their suit over the Rubbout weekend and get some photos in it (courtesy of our weekend photographer Twohandstochoke). It was really difficult to get me to agree to that, though the winner of the suit will probably have to rip it off my body to get it!
I should end by saying that I think part of the reason why Latex Catfish went along with this sponsorship idea was because of this Tumblr. They liked some of my posts, and especially like twohandstochoke’s posts, and I think they got to know me a little through the blog. So thank you all for supporting me! I know I may not have the most followers, and I might type waaay too much, but I’ve enjoyed tumbling around with all of you :).
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I apologize that all I ever talk about on this blog lately is Rubbout. It’s one of those things that just ends up sucking up all your time, and then it’s suddenly over and you realize it wasn’t such a big deal after all. Of course, I’m not complaining because compared to the amazing rubbercanuck, I’ve been doing nothing at all. All the same, in my previous post I did mention that my job doing some of the sponsorship work had finally begun to bear fruit. I didn’t really want to say too much then because the deal hadn’t been finalized yet. Now the sponsorship is finalized, and I’ve been bursting at the seams to tell people about this exciting sponsorship.

Anyway, I’ll stop dilly-dallying and just get on with it. As you  may have guessed from the posted pictures of themanoloortiz, I managed to secure a sponsorship with Latex Catfish. Basically, Latex Catfish has agreed to supply us with 3 beautiful catsuits: the two above and a secret one that will be revealed later. The plan is to raffle off one of the catsuits as a prize for people who register online before Rubbout begins, and the other two catsuits would be raffled off as prizes for the regular Rubbout raffle. Since there will be a maximum of 150 early registrations, attendees have a pretty good chance of winning a 200+ dollar catsuit. People who are attending should sign up now. I’d enter the draw myself, but it would look pretty bad if I won the prize :p!

In addition to advertisements, Latex Catfish also wanted me to wear their suit over the Rubbout weekend and get some photos in it (courtesy of our weekend photographer Twohandstochoke). It was really difficult to get me to agree to that, though the winner of the suit will probably have to rip it off my body to get it!

I should end by saying that I think part of the reason why Latex Catfish went along with this sponsorship idea was because of this Tumblr. They liked some of my posts, and especially like twohandstochoke’s posts, and I think they got to know me a little through the blog. So thank you all for supporting me! I know I may not have the most followers, and I might type waaay too much, but I’ve enjoyed tumbling around with all of you :).

Early this week, Jakke asked me how the planning for Rubbout was going. I’ll try to answer that question in this post.

I really cannot believe that Rubbout is only a couple of short weeks away. All of the members of organizing committee have been working crazy hard, with special shoutout to rubbercanuck for all his insane hard work. I feel really bad because ever since the photoshoot with twohandstochoke, there wasn’t really a lot that I was doing. My other main task has been to work on trying to build contacts with the various latex designers and try to get them to sponsor the event with  latex clothes that we would raffle away as prizes. For a long time, it didn’t seem like anyone was going to bite. All of a sudden things are changing and I think I’ll have something to show for it all.

The past few weeks, I’ve also been really really busy with my thesis work. I had to prepare an exit seminar for the department, which is one of those things you have to do before being allowed to graduate. Fortunately, all the hours I put into that paid off and I think I did a pretty decent job with my talk. I felt a bit guilty about working so hard on this, because it meant me kind of shoving off from my Rubbout responsibilities for awhile. I know they don’t read my blog…but sorry!

Anyway, the theme for Rubbout is “GearUp!”, which is meant to inspire sports themed outfits. Of course, all fetishes are welcome and I’m really looking forward to pulling of this event. Rubaddiction’s Motocross-style shorts and sleeveless shirt are a great combo that would suit this year’s Rubbout theme to a T. I don’t know if I’d be able to stop myself if a guy in this lovely outfit walked through the Rubbout party doors!

(Source: rubaddiction.eu)

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