Pattern making from scratch is an extremely useful skill to have when it comes to cosplay and costume making! It’s a lot easier than it might look too! Here I’ll show you one method for making patterns from scratch. This method is best used for garments that are meant to fit close to the body.
In Persona 5, Ann Takamaki’s Panther outfit consists of a shiny red bodysuit, dark red thigh high boots, pink gloves, a cat mask, a matching tail, and of course, Ann’s signature fluffy pigtails. It doesn’t sound like there’s much to it, but it can be a bit daunting to make if you don’t have a lot of sewing experience. I personally made mine from scratch, and I’ll walk you through the entire process in this costume breakdown! Continue reading Costume Breakdown: Ann Takamaki (Panther)
Using existing patterns can be a great way to start a cosplay project, but most of the time the patterns you find don’t quite fit your character. Luckily, its pretty easy to alter a pattern to fit your needs! Continue reading Basic Pattern Altering
I’ve never been quite satisfied with the regular fabric and wire bunny ears (for whatever reason I’ve never been able to make them well) so I wanted to come up with a different way to make my bunny ears for Bulma. Here’s how I did it!
Aranea Highwind is largely an armor build, so having a basic knowledge of armor making is extremely helpful. The costume is essentially full body armor, with the only piece not containing some kind of “armor” being the skirt. While it is mostly an armor build, its an intensive armor build, and it will take a lot of time and effort to make.
Kimahri Ronso was a long time in the making. I started working on it September of 2016 and finished it in June 2017. I worked on it sporadically for a large chunk of the time, and then stuffed the majority of the work into the last couple of weeks. This is gonna be a long breakdown, so sit tight, buckle up, and get ready for 3,749 words of breakdown.
Shell bras are a staple of mermaid costumes, so I wanted to share how I made mine! Its actually really simple, and you can make one with limited supplies and experience!
Here’s a super simple way to make pouches out of EVA foam for your next cosplay!
Here’s how I made the ears for my Kimahri Ronso Genderbend cosplay!
This is a method I came up with to replicate the look of the chainmail Kimahri wears on his bracers. I only have a very basic knowledge of chainmail, and this is not something I learned from an outside source. That being said, there’s probably a better way to do this, but it worked for me!