The Hero's Closet
Sewing for Cosplay and CostumingBook - 2017
This essential handbook offers detailed, step-by-step instructions that cover the basics of sewing costumes (which often require skills not found in standard sewing guides) to help even the most novice sewists create the costumes of their dreams. A skilled crafter and avid cosplayer, Gillian Conahan walks readers through finding inspiration online and through their fandom; shares insight into translating character art into real-world garments; and offers advice on pattern selection, alterations, fabrics, and embellishment techniques. The book also features 11 original step-by-step basic patterns--such as jumpsuits, jackets, and pants. It then suggests ideas for mixing and matching these basics to create costumes of all styles, including superheroes, pirates, elves, school girls, and adventurers. --Publisher.
Publisher: New York : Abrams, 2017
Branch Call Number: 646.478 Co
Description: 207 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm + 2 folded pattern sheets
From Library Staff
Sewing instructions for garment construction and patterns for creating base costume pieces.