I was a kid I loved Spider-man. He was a cool superhero
with amazing powers. Of course I'd love him! I collected
comics for a time and started collecting them when Spider-Man
was an adult in the comics and married to Mary Jane. I often
hear how kids can't relate to an adult Spider-Man. Well,
that would be incorrect. I related to him in the sense that
I wanted what he had. He was cool, confident, fit. Yes he
had normal everyday problems as well, but he was happily
married to a beautiful woman and had things going for him.
I have those things now, but when I was a kid I felt like
an outcast and Spider-Man, with all his powers, was still
an outcast at heart. I love how down to earth the character
is and I love that he has spiritual beliefs rooted in Christianity.
For years I dreamed of having a Spidey costume to wear and
one day I finally had the opportunity to get one. I got
a suit online that was sized to fit me. The problem? It
was only the print on Spandex and it wasn't sewn. I had
never sewn Spandex in my life. But I was determined to sew
this costume myself. I'll admit and it's putting it lightly,
sewing it really got under my skin and irritated me. I pushed
through it, with a lot of help, encouragement, and patience
from my wife. Finally after sewing the main parts together
it came down to sewing the invisible zippers. I was going
to attempt it but decided to have them sewn for me instead.
I think it was a wise choice. I'm not sure I'll ever sew
another Spandex costume again. I do have another print,
but with slightly darker colors, that I could start sewing.
Maybe I'll do that someday.
For now I plan on just purchasing them made to fit. I feel
like I've gone down the Spandex road enough for now when
it comes to sewing it myself.