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!
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 :).
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!
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!
We’re getting this weird and unexpected snow here in Vancouver today. All my poor plants have been busy producing new growth after the last unexpected freeze, and I can just see them thinking, “Not again…”.
In such trying times as this, I can imagine this hooded shirt from Eustratia might help keep warm and dry in the snow. Haha, I’m kidding of course. Latex doesn’t seem to keep warmth in very well, and also gets extremely sweaty and wet on the inside. You’d die of hypothermia pretty quick if you wore this out in winter…but at least you’d look good doing it?
Long time followers will remember that I have this weird fixation with sleeveless hoodies, whether they are latex or otherwise. I like Eustratia’s design, with the slightly tapering torso for a tight fit, and the small arm holes. The middle panel of the hood also helps the hood sit nicely on one’s head, and prevents it from looking too pointed. Creating the hood can be a tricky thing, as your chosen cut can change the look from a broad executioner’s cowl to a pointed cult fanatic hood, to a tight speed skating type hood. I’m hoping to make something like this for myself with the latex that I purchased over the winter holidays, and I’m going to go for a functional hood cut that doesn’t droop over my eyes, but can be worn comfortably.
Shooting #bishop today with @altovenue and @alinnfresh #marvel #xmen #daysoffuturepast
I know it has only been a few days since it was originally posted, but it is a darn shame that this great Bishop latex cosplay from AdalaClothing only has 3 notes! I find it really lovely to see latex cosplay that deviates from the usual suspects (i.e. spiderman, venom….err. I guess it’s mostly these two that I see).
I guess I don’t know or follow comics as much as I’d like to and most of what I remember was from the X-men animated series. If I remember correctly, Bishop was running around trying to kill Professor X. See, Bishop was from a horrible future and his memories, which were a bit messed up from time-travel, suggested that it was all Prof X’s fault. His power is to absorb energy and redirect it, which is kind of suiting for a bouncy latex outfit.
I’m probably wrong about all this stuff, so hopefully some clever comic person corrects me on this.
***I noticed that I layed out this post in a confusing manner. The pictured leggings from The Blonds spring/summer 2013 fashion show. The pants I refer to first are those from Eustratia shown in the previous post.***
I had a couple people respond to my previous post about the skinny, baggy pants from Eustratia:
and I’m kind of glad I’m not the only one that took issue with those pants. Then again, it may be worth reevaluating your life decisions if you’re taking fashion advice from a botanist, an economist and a science undergrad. I mean, what does a botanist know about fashion? They would probably suggest wearing cedar bark fibre skirts and braided hemp, tie-dyed shirts.
Since we’re talking fashion, however, I thought I’d show you something that came across my dash ages ago. Here we have model River Viiperi walking for The Blonds spring/summer 2013 fashion show. He’s sporting what looks like “battleship grey” latex leggings (probably 0.33mm, judging by the way they hug the model’s legs). In this photo, the designer has decided to go with skin tight latex, rather than attempt a saggy/tight fusion….probably a good idea. Does this work better for you? Maybe it’s the shirt that will get the negative comments this time.
It’s that time of year again…the daylight hours slowly lengthen, and previously empty calendars fill with events. The hordes gather and roll in one bus load at a time. The school term has begun again.
What a better way to make an impression with your peers, professors and kinky minded TAs than with this super smart looking Latex Blazer from Eustratia. Attractive but casual, this jacket is also waterproof and sure to keep the Westcoast rain off, and your sweat in :p. In the photo, it is paired with the Harem Pants, which don’t really appeal to me. The loose baggy fit above is supposed to make it more comfortable and casual, but they don’t seem to match with the tighter leggings below.
If the funds were available, I’d pick up the blazer for myself, but I’ve got student fees to pay! Don’t let that stop you, much of the clothing from Eustratia is on sale right now :)
I just checked out my own blog and to my horror, it’s just been me, me, me and me for the past week! I mean, how narcissistic can I get?
The clear the air of my ugly mug, let’s check out the Captain’s Jacket from The Baroness. This jacket looks sturdy, and heavy weight (maybe 0.8mm latex?), which is a nice texture contrast to the thin and skintight stuff. I noticed that where the buttons have been installed, the latex is reinforced, which probably means they are functional buttons. I really like the use of the loose latex belt made in a contrasting colour. It is probably just a shined up cut of latex, but I feel like it suits the overall outfit very well. On the other hand, the ruffled purple shirt is not to my taste and I’m just going to pretend there is just a naked torso under the jacket.
Anyway, I’m going to be away here and there during the holiday so I can’t promise regular updates. I’ll try my best though!