Bluprint, the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment subscription service and premier digital destination for lifestyle learning, in partnership with Warner Bros. and DC, home to the greatest Super Heroes and Super-Villains, today announced the launch of ‘SUIT UP!,’ a new DIY costume design series inspired by some of today’s biggest super heroes now streaming on Bluprint.
Hosted by Marcy Harriell, sewist, film, television and Broadway actress, founder of the fashion blog Oonaballoona and host of Bluprint’s ‘Re:Fashion,’ the four-part series teaches fans how to transform into their favorite DC character with tutorials on creating custom costumes for Comic Con, Halloween, or everyday play. In each episode, Harriell walks viewers through the pattern and design process to achieve the authentic look of iconic super heroes, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Aquaman.
“Super heroes are bigger than ever, and there’s no roster more iconic than DC’s cast of characters,” said Patrick Jager, VP, Programming and Production, Bluprint. “We hope ‘SUIT UP!’ will unite fans of all ages, sparking imaginations and bringing super powers to life right at home.”
Perfect for any skill level -- from the committed cosplayer prepping for New York Comic Con, to the everyday super hero fanatic who wants to play the part of their favorite DC Super Hero for Halloween -- the class offers options for adults and children alike. With low or "no sew" tutorials to in-depth stitching, viewers will learn creative techniques for the construction of each costume from start to finish.
“Each year, our most epic characters come to life and walk the halls of Comic Con, and we’re always hearing that fans are craving new, creative ways to truly transform themselves,” said Maryellen Zarakas, senior vice president of franchise management and marketing for Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “Bluprint was the perfect partner for us to join forces with to give fans the tools and creative power they need to take their cosplay dreams to new heights.”
For a limited time only, cosplay lovers can check out “SUIT UP!” for free on Bluprint from October 5 through 12 as part of the company’s free watch week “Get Started” initiative, granting makers, doers and creatives an opportunity to explore Bluprint’s library of over 3,000 hours classes and series around-the-clock.
Additional DC Comics/Bluprint classes will be announced shortly.