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How Were Wet Suits Used For Ultraman's Costumes? #1 | ULTOPIA - amazing ULTRAMAN & TOKUSATSU world
Following my articles on trivia of the original costumes of Ultraseven, let me write this post in response to an inquiry from my reader, with a nice illustration he is excellent at drawing, about how wet suits were used for the costumes of the original Ultraman and Ultraseven. Actually, as to the original Ultraman costume, there is much left unknown about the wet suit issue with contradictory statements from those concerned at the time even in the articles included in the Ultraman Research Book/Ultraman Kenkyu Dokuhon. First of all, it is believed that Kemur and Ragon that appeared in Ultra Q were the first cases in which a wet suit was used as a kaiju costume material while both of them were played by Bin Furuya, the original Ultraman actor. It is said that Tohl Narita greatly admired Furuya's slim body shape, height and long limbs shown as Kemur and vehemently persuaded Furuya to play Ultraman. Furuya says in his memoir that he went to "Tokyo Akuarangu (aqualung)" near the