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!
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.
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 :).
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!
Considering all the tumblr notes that this image already has, it doesn’t seem like the Sportsman suit from Fantastic Rubber needs any more attention than it already has received. Nonetheless, here it is and here I am talking about it.
The Sportsman suit is probably one of the most interesting/unique catsuits in the Fantastic Rubber lineup. The panels in this catsuit are not typical, and a bit odd, but nonetheless eye-catching in an appealing way. At least in my mind, this suit is slightly misnamed and doesn’t inspire thoughts of a sportsman when I see it. The swoops and lines are unlike any design I’ve seen for any sport, and I’ve seen lots of crazy cycling jerseys, triathlon gear, soccer kit, etc. More than anything, the patterns in this suit (and the model’s posture) remind me of a speedy ungulate like the antelope. Antelope are lovely creatures, so this is certainly a positive comparison.
Anyway, tell me what you think. What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you see this outfit?
In past, I have expressed my appreciation for this model for EgoAssassin. The adorable little moustache and his awesomely long hair are just too much for me! In any case, we’re here to talk about the latex and not the model.
Pictured here is the lovely Flynn shirt with Hex patterning on the top panel. The laser-cut hex pattern adds texture and variation to a top that, while lovely, is not super exiting or different. The forearm gauntlets are also a nice addition. I’m terribly curious as to how this hex latex feels against the skin. I think a huge part of the enjoyment of wearing latex is to have it covering and restrictive on your skin. The hex pattern would make it much more stretchy and perhaps not quite as durable. The thick but sharply edged hexagon pattern make it similar to fishnet, but different enough to make it inspire a different look altogether. A great accessory all around!
Rubbout 23: Gear Up! takes place in Vancouver, BC April 4-6, 2014. Check out www.rubbout.com for all the info on some great kink events on the horizon!
Here are some of the promotional materials that have been created for Rubbout so far. My favourite image is the Locker Room Gearswap at the top of the image set. Twohandstochoke was the photographer for the shoot, and I think he did a good job, especially considering how sick he was with food poisoning on the day of the shoot. I can’t help but think how amazing the photos would have been if he was on top form that day.
I think a big problem was that I didn’t do a very good job organizing the event. There were too many people at the shoot. I should have kept it to maximum 5 models, and asked that no other people come view. I think some of the models had onlookers who were more interested in gawking and chatting than anything (though, there were definitely a few really cool guys that helped a lot with moving stuff around). Some people also seemed more interested in playing around (like it was a puppy mosh) than actually getting high quality photos. Overall, the session worked out fine, but I think I’m just not very good at directing people and leading the way.
***ps. Shoutout to Lairtherubear who came up with a cute comment for goldfart’s photo: “Let’s see: Tradition anniversary gifts for 3rd year are leather, for 6th year are iron…Why wait?” ***