May 20, 2011

Morphsuits 101: Read This Before You Buy A Morphsuit


You've seen them at sporting events, parties, stumbling out of the bar, and maybe even shopping at the grocery store... Morphsuits have hit the mainstream as a great costume idea for any occasion where an injection of colour or humour is needed. If you are thinking of getting one, you probably have a few questions, so we've answered the most common ones to help you with your purchase.

Your Morphsuit Questions Answered:

What is a Morphsuit?
Morphsuits are made out of a material called Lycra. It's super stretchy, and has a slightly sheer quality to it, kinda like thick pantyhose. It's basically a jumpsuit that is shaped like your body and covers you from head to toe. The feet cover each foot like socks, and the hands have fingers in them like gloves. A Morphsuit will transform you into a silhouette in colour! They come in all sorts of colours, prints, and even country flags, and are a great way to stand out in a crowd or use as the basis for a costume for you or a group.

How do you get in and out of a Morphsuit?
The Morphsuit has a zipper that runs from the lower back to the top of the head. It zips from the bottom up, so you basically step into it like getting into a wetsuit or pair of coveralls. You might need a friend to zip you up, but it is possible to do on your own.

How do you go to the bathroom in a Morphsuit?
This is probably the number one question! There is no "fly" or zipper on the front, the only way in and out is the zipper on the back. So, you'll have to unzip from the top of your head down to your lower back and roll it down to get to your plumbing. It's not as much work as you might think, and finding someone to zip you back up is a great conversation starter!

Do you have to be buff to wear one?
Heck no! The Morphsuit is a philosophy more than a costume. It's all about getting out there and throwing a bit of shock-value into a party, event, club, or crowd. The Morphsuit gives you relative anonymity since it covers your face, so why not let loose a bit and let your alter ego take over!

What do you wear under a Morphsuit?
It's your special day... you do what feels good! Wearing your birthday suit under it wouldn't be a first, but most people go for something without too much bulk, you don't want to look like you are wearing a diaper! So think slick... a pair of shorts, bike pants, or yoga tights... If you are feeling shy, go for a costume idea where you can wear something over top of it. Throw a red Speedo and cape over a Blue Morphsuit: Superman! Boxing gloves and shorts: Tyson! Silver Morphsuit and boardshorts: Silver Surfer! You get the idea.

Can you see out of it?
You sure can! If you want to know what it's like to look through one, grab a pair of dark stockings from the Mrs' drawer and stretch 'em over your face. They are made out of pretty much the same material, but with colour, so once it is pulled over your head you'll be able to see where you are going (for the most part). If you are in well lit areas or outdoors during the day, it definitely makes it easier to see. You don't want to drive in one, but chances are there might be a drink or two involved, so that won't be happening anyway.

Can you drink through the material?
Yep! The Morphsuit material stretches quite a bit over your face, and it's light enough that you can drink through it. You might struggle with a crushed-ice Margarita, but normal beverages will be fine. If you aren't drinking water, it will no doubt get dirty, so you'll likely want to wash it after use.

How do you clean Morphsuits?
Just throw it in the washing machine and hang it to dry! You can wear it as much as you want, and clean it as much as you want! Think of it as a pair of thin bike shorts when it comes to caring for them, they are made of pretty much the same material.

Does it have pockets?
Nope. You are one streamlined party animal once you step into a Morphsuit. There are no pockets, so your best bet if you have to bring stuff along is to pawn it off on a mate to carry for you, or wear a bum bag. One day soon we will all have chips implanted in our bodies so we can pay for drinks at the bar with our Facebook account or something... until then, you'll have to suck it up.

What size should I wear?
The material is really stretchy, so getting the height right is more important than whether or not you have a skinny frame or like to store a bit of insulation on your stomach or butt for winter warmth. The size chart below is based off of typical inseams for the heights beside each size. There is a bit of room between sizes, but this gives you a general guideline to start from.

Sizing Up Your Morphsuit:

Can you get Morphsuits in kids sizes?
Yes! MorphKids have recently come on the market. They are pretty much the same as the adult version, but they have a neck that is open in the back, so you can pull the head part down in front of you, as well as a Velcro backing on it which allows for easy opening. The zipper still runs from the back of the neck down to the lower back, and they are available in some really cool prints: Alien, Race Car Driver, Ninja, Skeleton, and colours!

Where can I get a Morphsuit?
Luckily, there's this new fad called the Internet... it's where all the smart people shop! You don't have to leave your house, look for a parking spot, and listen to some kid scream bloody murder for a chocolate bar while you wait in line to pay. Click on over to Costume Box online and get it delivered right to your door, usually next day. Have fun with your new Morphsuit! And be sure to drop by our Facebook Page and post some photos of you and your mates in costume!

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71 comments:

  1. How to go to the bathroom in a morphsuit?

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    1. i guess you need a crotch zipper , or you have to take the suit off.

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    2. That was in the text... -_-

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    3. or just pis through since water can go in piss can go out

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    4. Well i have a morphsuit that has a zip from the head to the front so i can get my to zios to make a little opening :P

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    5. To lane elliott,
      Though I realize your comment was probably made in jest, I'd like to point out the cohesive and adhesive properties of water, the solvent in piss. IT"S GOING TO RUN DOWN YOUR LEG IF YOU DO THAT!!!!!!!!!

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  2. You have to unzip and pretty much take your upper body out of it and roll it down. Unfortunately that is the only way to get it done at this point. Definitely something for the R & D people to work on!!!

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  3. [How to go to the bathroom in a morphsuit?]
    haha!you need to add a crotch zipper when you order your suit.

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  4. Can you see out of it?
    This must be my most concerned questions of all. I should mention that I have myopia.

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  6. udreamy, Yes, you can. It's not 100%, as stated above, but they are pretty sheer. I wouldn't recommend driving or dark places that's for sure!

    Can you see out of it?
    You sure can! If you want to know what it's like to look through one, grab a pair of dark stockings from the Mrs' drawer and stretch 'em over your face. They are made out of pretty much the same material, but with colour, so once it is pulled over your head you'll be able to see where you are going (for the most part). If you are in well lit areas or outdoors during the day, it definitely makes it easier to see. You don't want to drive in one, but chances are there might be a drink or two involved, so that won't be happening anyway.

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  7. how do i wash the tuxedo one? the colors will run together if i just wash it

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  8. It shouldn't run, if it does the warranty will cover it. Just follow the care instructions on the tag inside of the Morphsuit.

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  9. in the tuxedo 1 its hard to see out of

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    1. No its a white face and I have a dark colored one and I can see just fine

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  10. i looked on there website and they dont have black in a small were could i get a small black morphsuit

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    1. You can google some online shop such as zentai-zentai.com. They offer free size custom made service.

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    2. Masquerade Costumes in Melbourne have Black in Small. My son just bought one!

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  11. Check out the kids sizes maybe, the large might be suitable. http://www.costumebox.com.au/Kids-Morphsuits-p-1-c-518.html

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  12. I need to read this article before buy a zentai suit. Thank you for your sharing.

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    1. Depends on height really? soo its a bit suckish it dont say what chest size etc it can go too.

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  13. Dose anyone know if morph suites have padding on the feet

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    1. nope. there isnt any. its like wearing socks when it comes to your feet.

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    2. if you wear your morph suit outside without shoes will the bottom of the feet snag or run? ideas about what to put underneath to protect from pavement?

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  14. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMWZ9Jk7zQ8&feature=plcp

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  15. can you get the letters off the back?

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    1. no you can not

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    2. no but you could just get a superskin they are the same as morphuit but don't have the writing

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  16. Chest size range for the xxl ones?

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    1. Depends on height really? soo its a bit suckish it dont say what chest size etc it can go too.

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  17. if you can drink through it you can pee through it!

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  18. can you blend into places like into a black backround in the black morphsuit??

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    1. It depends the suits have like a shine to it kind of if you were to try to blend you might have a few difficuties

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  19. When I wear the suit, the head part presses against my eye lashes and it irritates me. How do I fix this?

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    1. i fuck ur mom , and done! bam

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    2. You are an ass. Give me a real answer.

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    3. I had the same problem and realized that people who have a decent sized nose doesn't have this problem. I have a small nose so I'm going to try putting something on my nose to push the material out more and hopefully pulls away enough so it doesn't touch my eyelashes. Hope this helps!

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    4. Wear swimming goggles underneath,bing bang boop

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    5. Clear safety glasses work too!

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  20. Seriously, how can I wear this without my junk showing? I don't really want to put on pants over it.

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    1. i really dont know i am having the same problem that is why i am on her its so frustrating!!! :/

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    2. Wear a cup. i usually dont, but when i go to school events, football games, i decide to. for the childrens sake. haha.

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  21. I had the same problem and realized that people who have a decent sized nose doesn't have this problem. I have a small nose so I'm going to try putting something on my nose to push the material out more and hopefully pulls away enough so it doesn't touch my eyelashes. Hope this helps!

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    1. oops I thought I was replying to an above comment about how the head part of the morphsuit presses against the eye lashes. My bad!

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  22. shall we consider our weight.I mean if I was very fat,then I should go fo a larger size?

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  23. Morphsuit are the best costumes.Thanks for MorphRules all of ya'll rock.LOL......

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  25. i got a red morphsuit

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  26. i peed through mine. NOW ITS GOT A YELLOW STEIN

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  27. why people like to wear morphsuits?

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  28. What if your 5'11/5'12 and 120lbs, which size should I get? An XL would probably be too loose... Would a M or L rip from my height or irritate me?

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    1. I'm the same problem as you buddy (im about 5"11). Ive got the large one. The fit on height is fine for me but it is really quite tight around the head... this is the only one I've tried on however, so I don't know whether to send it back and try the XL one. It may be too loose, as you say :/

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  29. I was thinking of cutting out eyes in my morph mask (not got a full morph suit) can I do this or will it ruin it?

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    1. I was gunna ask the same question!

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  30. You can cut your morph suit, or superfan suit, or zentai or whatever you want to call it if it is made out of spandex or lycra. I have gotten mine from Superfan Suits and have cut a couple of them in the eyes and mouth. The fabric doesn't rip or run like panty hose or anything like that. The holes have held their form. Just be sure you cut the holes the right way though.

    Also, I got my last two suits with custom eye and mouth holes along with a crotch zipper. Ordering the custom suit wasn't a big deal or expensive. I'd rather get it done right

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  31. do you have to wear shoes when your wearing a morphsuit?

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  32. I can just see it now.. the cops are gonna be busy this year with all blacked morph drivers. Can hear it now .. can you describe the driver for us. Uhhh no ... why not? He's invisible ROFL. I know it's not really funny on the serious side it could be quite dangerous. But just wanted to throw a little giggle out to the room!

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  34. Hey guys what do you do if you gotta get into a place that requires an ID check? Just unzip the head bit and show the security guard your drivers license?

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  35. I am interested in one of the animal suits but don't want the head piece, as I have a FX guy doing the makeup. Are the heads removable by zipper from the rest of the suit or would it need to be cut off ?

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    1. I just got mine it appears you have to cut it off because its attached on the morphsuit

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    2. You will have to cut it. It's okay though.

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  36. If I´m going to wear one for a music festival, does it get very hot in the sun?? or cold at night? should i take a backup outfit?

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  37. Hi people,

    Im 5'4 and slim. I dont know which size to get the large or the medium. I was recently invited to a halloween/birthday party on short noticed for Oct 26 O.o
    I fell in love with the idea of morph suite and I must have one. I dont want the large because im afraid it might be too loose for my supple frame, but i dont want the medium if its going to be too tight since its up to 5'4.

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    1. Well, if you looked on the official site of Morphsuits you would see that they say to go for the bigger size if you are in between sizes. I did with my morphsuit and it fits perfectly.

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  38. will you get hot in a morph suit while dancing and what not

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  39. I also have a Question: My brother recently got a morphsuit and he ordered it to his size as given on the official website, but the neck does not fit. its long enough to fit his neck and his head well, but it just doesn't want to go the same shape as his neck, it just hangs around his neck, not really clinging to it or going to its shape. anyone got a fix for this?

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