I will first admit that I screwed up on this costume about 3 times during the making. I have absolutely no talent for sewing anything stretchy and since this was 4 way lycra I had a lot of trouble. I sandwiched the material in between two sheets of wax paper to get it to run though the machine without stretching and then then appliqued the lightning bolt on the front. I gave it a black outline stitch to keep it in place. The gloves and leggings were an off pair of extras I had stashed away for a different costume. I re used my artemisia boots for this costume as well. For the Mask I used pleather overlaid on felt and used sticky back tape to secure it to my face. Unfortunatly though the venue I wore this too was so hot (Nagoya Japan) that the tape failed on the second day of photoshooting so I had to photoshop it in. I love this costume to death and for hot weather it is PERFECT! I would never have survived WCS if I hadnt worn this. My hats off to the other cosplayers who wore the big costumes. I could never do it!