UPS DELIVERY MAN UNDERWEAR COSTUME TUTORIAL

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Another sneak peek at the next Men's Underwear Underwear Costume Tutorial. Whenever people see this particular outfit it frequently provokes a strong positive response. I think there's something universal about the UPS Delivery Man that gets embedded in most folk's minds about what he represents as a professional figure in daily life that we find attractive or intriguing. Perhaps it's the inferred ruggedness of moving big boxes all day or the idea of a chance encounter with a traveling stranger but whatever the case, the UPS Delivery Man hits a cord.


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UPS Delivery Man Underwear Costume Image
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The look is simple enough to execute and I find it takes just a few key elements to convey the intended look. The real kicker comes in when you can find that balance between cartoon exaggeration vs. subtle emphasis. This idea of exaggeration is shown in my example by taking the UPS shipping label template and enlarging it to almost 2X real-world size as well as using a massively over-sized logo on the chest of the shirt. This helps boost visual recognition for everyone as well as injects a bit of fun whimsy into the costume.

COSTUME BUYING GUIDE

UPS Delivery Man Underwear Costume Breakdown
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You really only need *one* key ingredient to hang the whole outfit on and in my case it was the official logo cap. Unfortunately finding places to buy that cap is tough and I turned to eBay to find my rare item. From a pure sourcing standpoint my other biggest challenge was finding a brown compression shirt and brown underwear, neither of which are easy to track down. I'll be updating this page with the full costume breakdown and links to suggested sites where you can match up similar items to my example outfit.
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UPS Logo Cap
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UPS Logo Cap


Purchase this cap at:
eBay.com for $15

Tracking down official UPS logo caps is unfortunately not easy. I've only been able to find options on Ebay.com. The original cap that I bought for this outfit was a single item and can't be found right now. I've sourced a few other options for you. Luckily almost any UPS cap will work well so you can assemble your outfit from these options.

Alternate Option

UPS Logo Cap
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Purchase this UPS Cap at:
eBay.com for $12
UPS Logo Visor Cap
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Purchase this UPS Logo Visor Cap at:
eBay.com for $16

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Youngstown Tradesman Plus Gloves
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Youngstown Tradesman Plus Gloves


Purchase these gloves at:
Amazon.com for $14
SafetyGlassesUSA.com for $14
BakersGas.com for $14

I've found that the work gloves really help top off the look. These Youngstown gloves have a nice brown tone that compliments the darker brown UPS color without getting overly "matchy". These are high-quality gloves that fit nicely but don't feel heavy. You'll still be able to grab a drink while wearing these gloves.

 

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Jacquard Inkjet Cotton Fabric Sheets
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Jacquard Inkjet Cotton Fabric Sheets


Purchase this item at:
Amazon.com for $13
DickBlick.com for $13.50
CreateForLess.com for $6
SoftExpressions.com for $14
CreateForLess.com for $14

There are a lot of different ways to get the oversized UPS logo on your shirt but I found one of the easiest methods was to print on Cotton Inkjet fabric then cut the print out and attach to the fabric. Depending on the type of fabric of your shirt and how permanent you want it to be you can use something more temporary like foam mounting dots (what I used). Generally speaking you don't want to use glue since that will make the shirt wrinkle and deform badly when you wear it as well as stain the logo.

If you are using a cotton t-shirt that can be ironed your other option is to use fusable fabric that can be heat-sealed to the surface of your shirt. Spandex shirts will not work for this option since the synthetic material will melt under high heat of an iron.

Oversized UPS Logo Digital File

UPS Logo Template
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Download the oversized UPS Logo in PDF Format:
Mock UPS Logo

Alternate Options

June Tailor Quick Fuse Inkjet Fabric
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Purchase the June Tailor Quick Fuse Iron-On Fabric Sheets at:
Amazon.com for $24
OfficeSuperSavers.com for $25.50
CreateForLess.com for $11.30
Walmart.com for $23.30

Other Supplies

ArtMinds Foam Mounting Dots
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Purchase the ArtMinds foam mounting dots at Michael's Craft Stores:
Michaels.com product page.


Inkjet Fabric Printing Tutorial:

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Office Depot Inkjet Sticker Paper
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Office Depot Inkjet Sticker Paper


Purchase this paper at:
OfficeDepot.com
for $10

Grab any regular cardboard box and make it official with a UPS label (template provided below) and some self-stick inkjet paper.

Oversized Mock UPS Shipping Label Digital File

UPS Label Template
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Download the oversized UPS Shipping Label in PDF Format:
Mock UPS Shipping Label

UPS Mock Label Printing Tutorial:



Alternate Options

Avery White Inkjet Shipping Label Paper
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Purchase Avery White Shipping Labels at:
Amazon.com for $11

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Under Armour Evo Coldgear Fitted Mock
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Men's Under Armour Evo Coldgear Fitted Mock


Purchase this shirt at:
UnderArmour.com
for $38
Amazon.com for $50

Brown isn't an entirely common color for spandex tops and the original Under Armour shirt I used for this look is no longer available. I was able to track down a couple options for you which should fit the bill for your costume look. Although I'm a fan of spandex for my underwear costumes you can always go with a tight, fitted brown t-shirt if all else fails. I've included a more daring and bold option from BodyAware for those of you who don't mind being a little more provocative.

Alternate Options

SpandexMan Short Sleeve Zip Front Shirt
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Purchase the Spandexman Man Short Sleeve Zip Front Top at:
SpandexMan.com for $38
Players Tricot Nylong Crew T-Shirt
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Purchase the Players Tricot Nylon Crew T-Shirt at:
FreshPair.com for $12
BodyAware Shimmering Satin Tank
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Purchase the BodyAware Shimmering Satin Tank at:
BodyAware.com for $23
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JTC Fauc Leather Belt
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JTC Faux Leather Belt with Detachable Buckle


Purchase this accessory at:
Amazon.com
for $12

Because I'm a stickler for accuracy and getting things just right I ended up buying a white belt and hand-painting it with a matching "mustard" yellow color using Tulip Fabric Paints. You don't necessarily have to go to this level of detail and can purchase a regular yellow belt that will match up pretty close to the UPS logo color.

I was able to find a UPS metal buckle element for my costume and replaced the default buckle on my belt. Unfortunately I couldn't find any current options to point you towards today but I suggest watching on eBay for UPS belt buckles where one just might show up for you.

UPS Logo Buckle and Custom-Painting a leather belt tips:



Alternate Options

Faux Leather Yellow Belt
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Purchase the faux leather belt at:
Amazon.com for $7
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Joe Snyder Mini Cheek Brief
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Joe Snyder Mini Cheek Brief


Purchase this thong at:
JoeSnyder.com
for $28
TopDrawers.com for $32
Amazon.com for $25

Because I was particularly attached to the look of the Joe Snyder Mini Cheek brief I ended up going to the effort of hand-painting a white version to match the desired UPS brown color. Thankfully you don't have to go through with that level of effort since there are tons of underwear options available today that come in a brown color that matches up well to the UPS colors.

You can also go with a contrast yellow underwear choice which can work just as nicely. I liked matching up the brown from the top and contrasting it with the yellow belt but you can vary your choices to make something that works for you.

Joe Snyder Underwear and Custom-Painting Your Underwear How-To:



Alternate Options

Joe Snyder Bulge Thong
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Purchase the Joe Snyder Bulge Thong at:
Erogenos.com for $24
Amazon.com for $25
PacificJock.com for $26
InternationalJock.com for $24
JoeSnyder.com for $24
PremiumUnderwearStore.com for $24
Runs True-To-Size
SpandexMan Dance Belt Brief
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Purchase the SpandexMan Dance Belt Brief at:
SpandexMan.com for $22
TUlio Power Pouch Slinky Brief
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Purchase the Tulio Power Pouch Slinky Brief at:
InternationalJock.com for $28
Activeman Jockstrap
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Purchase the Activeman Jockstrap:
InternationalJock.com for $9.95
Tulio Suede Bikini
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Purchase the Tulio Suede Bikini at:
InternationalJock.com for $44
Tulio Suede Thong
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Purchase the Tulio Suede Thong at:
InternationalJock.com for $24
Male Power Mini Short
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Purchase the Male Power Mini Short at:
MensUnderwearStore.com for $13.60
Male Power Thruster Bikini
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Purchase the Male Power Thruster Bikini at:
MensUnderwearStore.com for $10.40
Male Power Bong Thong
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Purchase the Male Power Bong Thong at:
MensUnderwearStore.com for $10.40
BodyAware Greek God Brief
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Purchase the BodyAware Greek God Brief at:
BodyAware.com for $17
Runs True-To-Size
BodyAware Seductive Sating Thong
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Purchase the BodyAware Seductive Satin Thong at:
BodyAware.com for $16.50
BodyAware Cinco String
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Purchase the BodyAware Cinco String at:
BodyAware.com for $14.50

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