At the latest Village meeting for Burning Man, the theme was Super heroes and Super Villains.

After contemplating several options, including quite a few Marvel villains, I decided to go with Natasha Romanoff (aka Black Widow).

The thing about the costume is that it JUST BARELY FIT.

Which means I was struggling to get into it.

AND I was struggling even harder to get out of it.

I struggled so hard to get out of it that I SPLIT THE ZIPPER!

Yes, indeed.

I busted the zipper while sitting on the toilet going pee.

Honestly, you spread your knees JUST A LITTLE BIT SO YOU CAN WIPE and WHOOPS!

You’ve busted your zipper.


In any case, I took the outfit to Tejas’ house and he proceeded to stitch me into my costume with leather thread and an industrial strength needle.

This is important when sewing through a faux leather costume.

The important thing to note here is that I only had the capacity to stay as long as my bladder wasn’t full.

The minute I had to pee, I had to go home.

It’s an adventure, folks.

I’ve never backed down from a challenge.

I even drank beer when I was there.

In the end, I had a blast as a BLOND Black Widow.

Tejas made me take off my red wig.

He said I made a lousy redhead and I’m not sure he wasn’t’ right.

The addendum to this post is that when I got home, I had to pee rather desperately, but I couldn’t get out of my jumpsuit.

Did I pee my pants?


I had to ask my 19 year old son for help.

You can imagine how THRILLED he was helping his mom out of a sweaty bodysuit.

I believe he let out a string of expletives then suggested that I “act my age.”


2 thoughts on “Sweatsuit

  1. Funny. When I got a “speed suit” for ski racing, it was a similar adventure getting out of it. Getting in it was tough, getting out by myself was almost impossible. They are designed to be “skin tight” and even though they are real stretchy they can be a real bitch to get out of if you don’t know the “tricks”. I flailed around for a quite a while and built up a sweat just trying to get the first arm out. I was starting to consider radical alternatives. Since then I had some friends show me the tricks for getting in and out of a Speed Suit. Oh, and I had an extra long zipper put into the Speed Suit to make it easier to use the facilities.

  2. I have the same problem with my shorty wetsuit. It fit better when bought years ago, but now I need help getting in and out.

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