Checking out Universal Designs

I’ve always wanted to go and check out the work done by David Pea at Universal Designs, and when I found out that they were going to be at the North American International Motorcycle show here in Toronto I had to go and check it out!

Universal Designs is a company that creates full protective motorcycle suits that are replicas of your favorite superheroes or movie characters.   I’ve been following David’s work for many years and he has done lots of fantastic movie grade costume work in the past and has always been kind enough to share his tips and techniques with the community.

Then over the last little while he has been working with leather.  I remember his first experimentation work with Daredevil and then expanding his work into lots of other characters and obtaining the official licensing rights from the different studios to create the garments to sell to enthusiasts.

I can’t express this enough… Pictures and video do not even come close to doing his garments justice.  These are simply functional works of art!!

David, it was great to finally meet you in person 🙂

Now for lots and lots of pictures…

Batman Begins:

The latest and greatest from David.. The Nomex suit:

The Dark Knight:


Captain America:

Star Wars:


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