In an alternate universe, Gwen Stacy (the girlfriend of Peter Parker) becomes the ultimate Spidey Heroine!

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Picture above is my first version.  It was a frankensteined/ ad-lib pattern and ended up being too restrictive to do much in although I loved the color of the pink accents, perfect blue puffy paint webbing, and huge hood 😦  Drafting and sewing spandex is definitely NOT my favorite thing, but since I loved this character I ended up purchasing a cheapish pre-made suit to play around in.

The new suit was worn to Ath-Con 2016 along with an old wig my daughter had used for Nine Tales a few years earlier.

Some paint on a pair of black flats was all that I really did to go with the new suit.

AthCon2016:

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This suit, despite giving exact measurements, was super short on me… so they exchanged for one with longer legs that ended up way to long (easy fix.)  This was my first venture into spandex, so am still unsure which I hate more…patterning and sewing spandex or dealing with overseas sizing and issues.  (neither, please).  It was also a brownish maroon color for the accents, unusable (see through) mask, had an awefully small hood.

May 2016, for Free Comic Book Day and the Twilight bike race in downtown Athens, I got to hang out with a super Spidey.  He was awesome and was introduced to me by our mutual friend, Dan, who took some great pics.

***How the hell does Gwen keep her white spidey fingers clean?  We only climbed a few nasty Athens poles***

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Photos above are property of Dan Jackson,  thewebheadedhero. and Miala.  Please contact for redistribution credits.

Due to the extreme commitment and dedication  of my fellow spiderperson, and because even a superhero with bleach cannot clean stained white gloves, I am experimenting on this suit. I don’t think I am quite dedicated enough to spend hundreds on a new one (yet).  In the works is:

acrylic paint base to lighten up the brown accents, hot pink paint pen to stipple that to match the hood I originally made.  (that is huge and lovely and will replace the crappy one)

turquoise puffy paint webbing

homemade lenses and maybe a modded faceshell to try to make the mask work

and maybe ..just maybe…if the suit turns out amazing, I will paint the toes and side soles of my favorite black converse style hi tops.  Having some grip and/or powers would be cool.

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PROGRESS:  The suit turned out great!  I have hand washed this stuff before and does not bleed, so think we are good!   From left to right, this shows the original print, then dabbing with paint, then adding the puffy turquoise and the hot pink paint pen.

The face shell and handmade lenses did NOT work .  Wig it is for this weekend!

 

 

 

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