Hello! Just want to say you’ve got an amazing blog here, always looking forward to your posts! I just wanted to ask, I’m going to Rubbout Vancouver this year (since I live in the city) and am definitely going to the gear swap to get some rubber for the first time. Do you have any advice and/or tips regarding the events/any suggestions for things to do during Rubbout? Many thanks!
The other day I had this great conversation with tumblr user JdoggieX about how great it would be to get a latex outfit built in the style of Tron: Legacy. You can certainly pick up something in that style from some latex companies like Latex Catfish. However, without actually installing lights into the suit, it’s difficult to achieve the similar glowing effect seen in the movie visuals.
The two main options that we decided on were to choose a really light colour (white, light blue, etc.) that would show up really well against the backdrop of black latex. The other option is to go with metallic colours that catch the light and shimmer a bit in regular light. Neither of us really know what would be the best choice.
Regulation provides one additional option (though you’d have to request a specially made Tron suit) in their recent addition of fluoro-colour latex. Take their new Reactor Suits for example. The coloured latex is formulated in such a way that it reacts to UV black lights (the ones you find at night clubs that make gin and tonics look oh so cool). Were it not for the insane heat and dripping sweat, it would be so cool and amazing to see a guy in a glowing latex Tron suit dancing up a storm at the the next Rubbout party or other event (yes, that is product placement).
You all know that I love cycling, and I have one addition option (not tried on latex yet). Sugoi, a Vancouver area cycle gear designer, recently released this new reflective jacket that shines incredibly brightly when a bit of regular light is flashed on it. It achieves this affect by installing little glass particles discreetly into the fabric. Maybe something similar can be done with latex? That way, you could could shine like a star without having a black light following you around all day!