Thursday, February 20, 2014

Morphsuits strike deal with Marvel to make superhero costumes

The makers of the popular Morphsuits have struck a deal with Marvel to supply superhero costumes.

The skin-tight suits will allow customers to dress up as Spiderman, Captain America, Ironman, Deadpool and Wolverine.

Technology, developed by Nasa, allow wearers to carry out their character’s superpower.

They put their smartphone in a chest plate compartment and use a special app to do things like shoot web and carry a shield. The special effects are connected to the wearer’s movements.

Morphsuits say superhero costumes are in the pipeline for women and children.

Co-founder Gregor Lawson said: "Creating Marvel costumes has long been a dream of ours and they are easily the most popular requests from our fans - we've had over 50,000 searches for Spiderman alone on our website.

"So when the opportunity arose we wanted to make sure they were the best costumes ever produced and that's what we have achieved.

"By downloading the smartphone app, users can bring the costumes to life by picking the relevant animation which turns smartphone handsets into integral, animated costume elements.

"We haven't quite cracked invincibility, Spidey senses or accelerated healing yet, but we're working on it."

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