Marie Porter, Spandex Costumer
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The spandex "flames" on this dress were patterned and cut by hand, from two different colours of spandex.

Early in my career, I created a technique for creating smooth, flat, durable, and intricate applique patterns – it’s what I'm known for!

In addition to offering these techniques through the custom work I do, I have also written several spandex sewing manuals, geared towards different facets of spandex costuming - Figure Skaters, Synchro Swimmers, Gymnasts, Cosplayers, Fitness & Bodybuilding Athletes, and even recreational swimmers.

Click here to visit my sewing manuals website.

Marie Porter is a spandex & cosplay costumer in the Greater Toronto Area, and author of the “Spandex Simplified” series of sewing manuals. After a brief hiatus from creating custom sportswear, she has returned to the business, refreshed and ready to go…

Ok, enough of that third person talk! Hi, I’m Marie!

As a former - and now returning - figure skater, I feel that my firsthand experience with wearing performance spandex costuming gives me valuable insight into the needs of the athletes I design for - fit, function AND visibility!

    I design and create custom costuming for figure skaters, pro wrestlers, synchro swimmers, dancers, gymnasts, custom club wear, super hero cosplay, baton twirling, and more. If it’s spandex, odds are I can and will do it. Budget and physics* permitting, of course! I can design an outfit from a description of an idea, from scratch, or from a supplied design. Feel free to contact me about your specific needs.

Additionally - as an autistic woman myself - I am well versed in working around sensory issues, and can work with you to create a garment that is comfortable, functional, and attractive.

I’d like to welcome my past, present, and future clients to my new spandex costuming website, enjoy!

Marie * Physics isn't ALWAYS the barrier that it may seem to be :)

Now Available - Soakers!

By popular request, the soakers I make and sell at local competitions are now available for purchase online!

These soakers are made in small batches - only 2-6 pairs are available in each style! Most of the fabrics are ones we won't be able to get again ... so if you see something you like, be sure to grab it before it's gone. Makes a great gift for the skaters in your life!

Click here to view my current inventory, and order online!