His sister is making him play dress up. haha
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You can view the full sized tutorial HERE .
An Alternative to Traditional Boot Covers
This was pretty well-received on my Facebook, so I decided to throw it up on Tumblr as well. :) I recently tried out a new idea for customizing boots for my Zidane costume, and it worked out just as I’d hoped! It was a great route to go since I didn’t want to cover my boot soles with fabric (like traditional boot covers do), and I also didn’t want to have seams going down the front all the way to the toe. This method may not be ideal for all applications, but I thought it was worth sharing!
Sorry that this isn’t very in depth. Unfortunately, when making my boots, I didn’t photograph certain critical steps, and those steps are difficult to explain without a visual, so I decided to just make a semi-tutorial that explained the gist of the idea. If you have any specific questions about how I did this though, feel free to drop me an ask! Or, better yet, send me a PM on my page (conversations are so much easier to follow that way). :)
Instead of caramel apples this Halloween, melt jolly ranchers in a 250 degree oven for around 5 minutes, then pour over your apples. Add edible glitter for the sparkling space effect!
this is kind of genius
Foam and Worbla armour MEGA TUTORIAL
Tutorial by AmenoKitarou
Super duper awesome and helpful! I am totally going to try this out for my Garrosh cosplay.
Or how I made a cape and now never want to wear anything but.
Or simply a simple circle cape tutorial.
You can of course buy the survey corps cape online, there are dozens for sale for reasonable and unreasonable prices if you look around, but I wanted to make my own so here we go! Disclaimer: my drawings are not scale accurate. Cause son, aint no body got time for that.
Begin with 2 meters of fabric in the colour of your choice.
Fold your fabric in half and mark with pins or chalk the measurements to cut out the circle.
My fabric was 60” wide so I was able to cut out a full circle. If your fabric is not that wide, no worries! Simply cut out two half circles and sew one side together.
If you have a full circle, cut a straight line from the neck hole to the hem. This makes dramatic cape twirling possible.
Next, cut out your hood pattern. I cut 2 with my fabric and 2 with lining to get a nice finished interior to my hood. For the hood lining you need about 0.75 meters.
Sew your hood together, good side to good side with a 5/8” seam allowance.
At this point you should try your hood on, make sure you like it, or if you’re wearing a wig/your hair like Hangi’s for example, make sure it fits over your ponytail. Once you’re sure you like it, clip the corners of your hood for a nice clean curve.
Do the same for your lining and iron the seams open for both. This will make it easier when you sew the two hoods together good side to good side along the opening of the hood. Which you are ready to do now!
Next we attach the hood to cape. Begin by pining the center back of the hood to the center of the neck on the cape and work your way out from there.
Try and follow the curve of the neck as much as possible. Don’t worry if the hood isn’t long enough to match the neck hole, we’ll fix that all in a moment.
Go ahead and sew the hood to the cape keeping a 5/8th seam, be vigilant and go slow make sure your cape isn’t getting bunched up under your hood.
Once it’s sewn together, try it on! Make sure it looks fantastic.
Ahhhh yess, you’re feeling like killing some titans right about now, aren’t you?
So you like it, clip the curve like we did with the hood, taking care not to cut your stitches.
You can at this point either take 1/2 ” bias tape that matches the colour of your cape, or cut a strip of matching fabric like I did to encompass the joint of hood and cape. If your hood wasn’t long enough the match the neck hole exactly, this is when we cover that up!
Bam! Look how fresh and clean that looks.
Take a deep breath cause we’re almost done.
It’s time to hem this mother flipper.
I did a 1/2” hem all along the bottom and down the two fronts of the cape with my sewing machine.
Sew on a button, or fastening of your choice, slap the patch on center back and you’re done!! Good job and titans beware.
Now that we’ve reached the end of this, are you wondering why this is called part 1? Isn’t the cape finished? Why yes, yes it is.
But Coral likes to torture herself, and has decided that the patch is too stiff for twirling in this cape and wants to create her own “supple” wings of freedom…
Stay tuned for that.
And thanks for following along! : )
You have a number of options depending on what’s available to you, how much work you feel like doing, and what the costume calls for!
- Serge it with an overlock/serging machine that “finishes” edges for you.
- French seam it so that the unfinished edges are sealed inside.
- Use pinking shears on the seam allowance so the edges won’t fray.
- Fully clean line the garment so all raw edges are between the self and the liner.
- Use any of the other seam finishing techniques detailed in this tutorial –– bound seams, flat felled seams, straight stitch, etc.
We use whatever is most useful for the project… usually clean lining these days, but serging is the easiest to fall back on for unlined projects :)
This post is a treasure for the cosplaying masses.
First tutorial for the first Tutorial Sunday
How to print your own fabric Part 2. Great for doll clothe when you can’t find a pattern that fits your doll’s size ^ç^.
(I did NOT draw the images I used in this ‘tutorial’, I found them here on Tumblr ages ago but I can’t find the source, I believe they belong to Mibu-no-ookami on Deviantart but if you know for sure who draw them please tell me so I can credit them)
I rushed to make this because i felt bad for making you all wait, so im sorry if i forgot anything! I hope this was helpful for you all!
If you cant attend life drawing sessions. This is the best thing for you
Let me show you something I recently found : Croquis Cafe!
You get to see models of different colors and shapes in a life drawing setting. They move and breath while posing (breathing like in real life :O) ambient music is playing in the background and you have 1, 2 and 5 minute sessions. I find it very helpful , you should try it.