Spawn costumes can be bought from online vendors, or they can be homemade. Some companies make the costume specially customized for customers, offering a level of quality and durability that trumps fan-made versions. However, many fans of the comic book hero Spawn have made their own impressive versions of the costume, with a wide range of interpretations and detailed instructions for other interested cosplayers.
The Spawn costume can be made with a variety of materials. The most common materials used are black, red and white leather and spandex. Some fans have noted using white vinyl for the signature inlays on the chest region. Spawn costumes can vary, though, as the Spawn character is known to have various accessories, such as a skull-shaped belt, chains, spikes and cape with a wing-like collar.
Spawn, whose original name was Albert Francis Simmons, is a fictional superhero character. He has had immense popularity as well as numerous spin-off series. The superhero was originally a CIA operative, who was murdered and then sent to hell for killing innocent people. After selling his soul to the devil, Simmons reemerged in the living world as a hell-spawn, now known as Spawn. The "Spawn Universe" has also had many other hell-spawn characters, like Zombie Spawn, Pirate Spawn and She-Spawn.