The Hero s Closet

The Hero s Closet Author Gillian Conahan
ISBN-10 9781683350095
Release 2017-04-18
Pages 208
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Cosplayers rejoice! The Hero’s Closet is the ultimate DIY guide to creating unique and fantastical homemade costumes 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 Hero’s Closet is the first how-to handbook on the art of sewing for cosplay. A must-have guide for Comic Con and Halloween, it’s essential for all ambitious fans with a DIY spirit who love the idea of cosplay, but need the inspiration and technical tips to make an awesome costume.



The Hero s Closet

The Hero s Closet Author Gillian Conahan
ISBN-10 1419723960
Release 2017-04-18
Pages 208
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Cosplayers rejoice! "The Hero s Closet" is the ultimate DIY guide to creating unique and fantastical homemade costumes 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. "The Hero s Closet" is the first how-to handbook on the art of sewing for cosplay. A must-have guide for Comic Con and Halloween, it s essential for all ambitious fans with a DIY spirit who love the idea of cosplay, but need the inspiration and technical tips to make an awesome costume. "



The Costume Making Guide

The Costume Making Guide Author Svetlana Quindt
ISBN-10 9781440345258
Release 2016-12-12
Pages 128
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Bring your cosplay dreams to life with your own two hands! The Best Cosplay Tutorial Guide Ever! Get ready to impress ordinary mortals with your superhuman costume-making skills. You can do it no matter what your experience level with this, the first full step-by-step technique book on cosplay--with no sewing! Internationally known cosplayer Kamui Cosplay (a.k.a. Svetlana Quindt) shows you how to easily create elaborate costumes and successful props out of items available at your local arts and craft or hardware stores: turn foam into a realistic axe, create a breastplate from scratch and use a glue gun to modify just about anything. You will even learn the best and most accessible techniques for working with specialty cosplay materials such as Worbla! Packed with more than 30 step-by-step demonstrations that teach the skills you need to bring all your favorite characters to life no matter the genre, Kamui Cosplay deconstructs the work that goes into making a complete costume, from the first thought to the final photo. Tutorials cover design planning, fabricating body armor, 3D painting techniques and more. Best of all, you can adapt every lesson to use in all future fandom projects spanning video games, books, anime, movies and even your own original characters! Includes: How to choose a costume and find good reference art A short shopping list of necessary materials and tools for beginning cosplayers Basic safety tips A beautiful photo gallery featuring inspiring images from other cosplayers Next steps--how to grow your workshop, take professional photos, participate in contests and join the cosplay community



Epic Cosplay Costumes

Epic Cosplay Costumes Author Kristie Good
ISBN-10 9781440245794
Release 2016-09-01
Pages 144
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The Ultimate Guide to Cosplay, Costumes and Conventions! Presented in a kitschy, comic-book style, Epic Cosplay Costumes combines fantabulous illustrations with all the how-to information you need for creating your own cosplay designs. Award-winning artist Kristie Good (aka Karmada) shares techniques for making must-have pieces to mix and match into original costumes--from hand-sewn garments to armor made with Worbla and EVA foam. In addition to her step-by-step instructions for pulling together attention-grabbing designs, she shares expert advice for making the most of conventions, striking a pose, and strutting your stuff at costume competitions. Whether you're a hero, heroine, villain, or sidekick, Kristie gives you the power to create the most talked-about designs with Epic Cosplay Costumes! KAPOW!



Make Props and Costume Armor

Make  Props and Costume Armor Author Shawn Thorsson
ISBN-10 9781680450026
Release 2016-09-21
Pages 296
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Have you been trying to think of a way to conquer your local comic convention through cosplay? Do you gaze with envious eyes upon the fan-made suits of armored awesomeness strolling around every year on Halloween? Do you have a spot on your wall, bookshelf, or desk that desperately needs to be filled with a screen-accurate replica of your favorite science-fiction or fantasy weapon? If so, look no further. We've got just the book for you! In this book, master prop maker Shawn Thorsson uses his unique blend of humor and insight to turn years of painful experience into detailed explanations. He'll show you many of the tools, methods, and processes that you can use to create professional-looking science fiction and fantasy props and armor. The ultimate collision of creative imagination and practical maker skills, making props and costume armor involves sculpting, molding, casting, 3D printing, CNC fabrication, painting, and countless other techniques and technologies. In this book, you'll learn: Basic fabrication methods using inexpensive, commonly-available tools and materials Simple, low-cost methods to make foam armor out of easy-to-find foam mats How to use the popular Pepakura software to build 3D models with paper Multiple molding and casting techniques How to build a "vacuforming" machine to make armor from plastic sheet stock Painting and weathering techniques that will bring your props to life Just enough safety advice to keep you from losing body parts along the way Whether you're just a beginner or a seasoned builder with countless projects behind you, this book is sure to be an invaluable addition to your workshop library.



Cosplay Basics

Cosplay Basics Author Yuki Takasou
ISBN-10 1935548816
Release 2015-05-17
Pages 200
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Curious about cosplay? Learn all the basics of cosplay here straight from experts in the heart of Tokyo!Japanese cosplayers continuously take the art of cosplay to new levels and now you can learn their secrets!Cosplay Basics has collected all you need to know in an easy-to-follow how-to book on the making and engaging in the art of cosplay. * With original designs and patterns so you can learn how to make your own costumesLearn how to buy costumes; choose wigs and make-up; photography tips and more!* for manga, anime, and cosplay fans!* 300,000+ Comic Con fans who attended NY and San Diego Comic Cons in 2013* with a list of cosplay events



Steampunk Cosplay Fashion Design Illustration

Steampunk   Cosplay Fashion Design   Illustration Author Samantha Crossland
ISBN-10 9781600584985
Release 2015-08-01
Pages 128
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Learn to design your own steampunk and fantasy costumes and accessories



Make Wearable Electronics

Make  Wearable Electronics Author Kate Hartman
ISBN-10 9781449336783
Release 2014-08-12
Pages 280
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What if your clothing could change color to complement your skin tone, respond to your racing heartbeat, or connect you with a loved one from afar? Welcome to the world of shoes that can dynamically shift your height, jackets that display when the next bus is coming, and neckties that can nudge your business partner from across the room. Whether it be for fashion, function, or human connectedness, wearable electronics can be used to design interactive systems that are intimate and engaging. Make: Wearable Electronics is intended for those with an interest in physical computing who are looking to create interfaces or systems that live on the body. Perfect for makers new to wearable tech, this book introduces you to the tools, materials, and techniques for creating interactive electronic circuits and embedding them in clothing and other things you can wear. Each chapter features experiments to get you comfortable with the technology and then invites you to build upon that knowledge with your own projects. Fully illustrated with step-by-step instructions and images of amazing creations made by artists and professional designers, this book offers a concrete understanding of electronic circuits and how you can use them to bring your wearable projects from concept to prototype.



Learning Blender

Learning Blender Author Oliver Villar
ISBN-10 9780133886276
Release 2014-10-03
Pages 352
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Create Amazing 3D Characters with Blender: From Design and Modeling to Video Compositing Learning Blender walks you through every step of creating an outstanding animated character with the free, open source, 3D software Blender, and then compositing it in a real video using a professional workflow. This is the only Blender tutorial to take you from preproduction to final result, and it’s perfect for both 3D novices and those who’ve used other 3D Software. Focusing on Blender 2.71 and above, 3D-professional Oliver Villar explains all the basics, including Blender’s interface, controls, and how to manipulate objects. Once you’ve mastered the fundamentals, you’ll follow a realistic 3D workflow through a complete project. You’ll find chapters on every aspect of the character creation: design, modeling, unwrapping, texturing, shading, rigging, and animation. Once your character is ready and animated, you’ll learn how to integrate it into a real video using camera tracking techniques, lighting, and compositing. Each skillset is taught hands on, and available online video tutorials (more than 5 hours) will guide you through Blender’s trickier tasks. By the time you’re done, you’ll understand how the whole process fits together, and how to use Blender to create outstanding characters for all media. You’ll also build strong Blender skills you can apply in any 3D project, whether it involves characters or not. Learn How To Master Blender’s innovative user interface, navigation, and selection techniques Create your first scene with Blender and get comfortable with its core tools Prepare for projects so they’ll go as smoothly as possible Use modeling tools to create a 3D character Bring your character to life with color, textures, and materials Create your character’s skeleton and make it walk Make the most of Blender’s Camera Tracking tools Add lights to your 3D scene Render with Blender Internal or the powerful new Cycles render engine Composite your 3D character into a real video Switch to Blender from 3ds Max, Maya, or XSI Register your book at informit.com/register to access all of this book’s production files, plus bonus video tutorials, and a useful Blender keyboard shortcut reference.



Geekerella

Geekerella Author Ashley Poston
ISBN-10 9781594749506
Release 2017-04-04
Pages 320
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Cinderella goes to the con in this fandom-fueled twist on the classic fairy tale. Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom. Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dad’s old costume), Elle’s determined to win…unless her stepsisters get there first. Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons—before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but the Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.



Designer Joi s Fashion Sewing Workshop

Designer Joi s Fashion Sewing Workshop Author Joi Mahon
ISBN-10 9781440244285
Release 2016-03-17
Pages 208
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Skills and techniques for the fashion-minded sewist! Award-winning designer and stylist Joi Mahon shares her love of sewing and fashion design in Designer Joi's Fashion Sewing Workshop. Whether you're new to sewing or want to sharpen your skills, you'll find solid foundational information for learning and mastering sewing techniques including seaming, draping, measuring, making a pattern and more. Throughout the book, you'll find fun, hands-on exercises to help reinforce a new technique. The best part? Each exercise results in a finished piece! Divided into sections including Design and Inspiration, Fashion Sketching, The Design Process and Sewing Terminology and Tools, Designer Joi's Fashion Sewing Workshop makes sewing fun, easy and approachable--while still achieving amazing results.



Oliver S Building Block Dress

Oliver   S Building Block Dress Author Liesl Gibson
ISBN-10 0692687254
Release 2016-09-15
Pages 152
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Imagine it. Make it! You don't need to be a designer or pattern maker to create and sew the dress of your dreams. Let Liesl Gibson, founder and designer of Oliver + S sewing patterns, show you how to alter the elements of a pattern to make exactly the dress you imagine. Oliver + S Building Block Dress: A Sewing Pattern Alteration Guide shows you how to customize all the elements of a basic dress pattern. With the included Building Block Dress pattern and Liesl Gibson's detailed pattern alternation instructions, you'll learn how to create almost any dress you can imagine. Let Liesl show you how to change sleeves, silhouettes, pockets, necklines, hems, closures, and linings. By combining the elements presented in the book, you'll be able to make thousands of unique dresses. The only limit is your imagination! Use the skills you learn in this book to customize other patterns as well. With these techniques, you'll look at sewing patterns as just the starting point for your creative expression.



Dressmaker s Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques

Dressmaker s Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques Author Lynda Maynard
ISBN-10 9781408127599
Release 2010
Pages 160
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This book takes the mystery out of couture techniques which many dressmakers assume are either extremely difficult, or only for the professional fashion designers. Dressmaker's Handbook shows that these skills can easily be acquired thanks to clear instructions in simple, step-by-step stages. Containing a complete guide to the fabrics suited to each technique and insider secrets from professional dressmakers, the book also includes catch-up panels and refresher notes for novices. The book is divided into 3 sections: couture bindings and finishes, designer underpinnings and finishing touches. O.



Practical Pattern Making

Practical Pattern Making Author Lucia Mors
ISBN-10 1770856110
Release 2015-09-22
Pages 240
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A comprehensive introduction to the basic techniques of pattern design for clothing.



The Basics of Corset Building

The Basics of Corset Building Author Linda Sparks
ISBN-10 9781429994279
Release 2014-04-08
Pages 84
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Think of a corset as a blank canvas. Linda Sparks' The Basics of Corset Building: A Handbook for Beginners is a comprehensive guide to building your first corset, including: Section One: Tools and Materials for Corset Building Discusses the tools you'll need, plus types of steel, plastic, and textiles. Section Two: Building a Corset Everything you need to know about working with bones and busks, setting grommets and eyelets, and creating a beautifully finished corset. Section Three: Construction Techniques Covers all the steps, including making a modesty panel, making a mock-up, and building single layer, double layer, and fashion fabric corsets. Section Four: Alterations and Fit Discusses commercial corset patterns, as well as how to fit and style a corset for exactly the look you want.



Steampunk Your Wardrobe

Steampunk Your Wardrobe Author Calista Taylor
ISBN-10 1574214179
Release 2012
Pages 103
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Capture the Steampunk aesthetic in your apparel with easy-to-do projects such as embellishing garments that you already have. Author Calista Taylor provides clever and eco-friendly techniques for restyling common garments into stylish Steampunk attire.



Cosplay The Beginner s Masterclass

Cosplay   The Beginner s Masterclass Author Miyuu Takahara
ISBN-10 9781365067945
Release 2016-04-24
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Two veteran cosplayers - Miyuu Takahara and Kenji Weston - have teamed up their experience and skills to give cosplay newcomers a great guide. Illustrated topics and techniques are explained in easy to understand and straightforward ways, while being detailed and comprehensive. All manner of costumes are covered: superheroes and supervillains, video game characters, and of course those from Japan's vast anime culture. There's coverage on culture and history; aspects of planning out and making a costume; makeup and props; advice on enjoying conventions and cosplay photography. Ways to find materials and items to suit all budgets and lifestyles receives coverage, while the importance of budget and time management are also examined. Colossal research was made on this book. To write it, the authors drew on the spirit of commitment and passion that is at the core of great cosplay. This book is guaranteed to give newbies, beginners and even experienced cosplayers the guidance they need to make epic cosplay.