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.



The Superhero Costume

The Superhero Costume Author Barbara Brownie
ISBN-10 9781472595928
Release 2015-11-19
Pages 208
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Costume defines the superhero, disguising and distinguishing him or her from the civilian alter ego. The often garish garb expresses a hero's otherness and empowers its wearers to seek a primal form of justice. This book provides the first interdisciplinary analysis of the superhero costume and investigates wide-ranging issues such as identity, otherness, ritual dress and disguise. Analysis focuses on the implications of wearing superhero costume, exploring interpretations of the costumed hero and the extent to which the costume defines his or her role. Using examples across various media (comic books, film, and television) with case studies including The X-Men, Watchmen, real-life superheroes such as Phoenix Jones and Pussy Riot, and audience activities such as cosplay, The Superhero Costume presents new perspectives on the increasingly popular genre. A lively and thorough account of superhero fashions throughout history, The Superhero Costume will be essential reading for students of visual culture, popular culture, fashion and cultural studies.



Guide to Basic Garment Assembly for the Fashion Industry

Guide to Basic Garment Assembly for the Fashion Industry Author Jayne Smith
ISBN-10 9781118555798
Release 2013-03-07
Pages 160
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Garment assembly is fundamental to the creation of designs. This guide provides fashion students and designers with the knowledge of the techniques and components essential to the assembly of sewn products. Guide to Basic Garment Assembly for the Fashion Industry develops your understanding of which stitch and seam types to select for particular fabrics and garments. As well as the knowledge to construct a range of basic techniques to assemble entire garments using the correct components. It can be difficult to master the skills of garment assembly by reading alone: a visual demonstration of online videos, showing the steps of garment assembly for the following: Sewing darts Sewing front edge fastenings Inserting zip fastenings Attaching waistbands Assembling and attaching simple and complex pockets Sleeve opening construction Assembling and attaching cuffs Assembling and attaching collars Guide to Basic Garment Assembly for the Fashion Industry explains the essentials so you can turn your design ideas into reality



Cosplay in Libraries

Cosplay in Libraries Author Ellyssa Kroski
ISBN-10 9781442256491
Release 2015-10-27
Pages 168
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Cosplay, comics, anime, and geek culture have exploded into the mainstream over recent years and have resulted in a thriving community of costume enthusiasts and pop culture fans. Today’s cosplayers find inspiration on the pages of comics, classic literature, and even history, as well as film, television, and video games to inform their creative and oftentimes elaborate ensembles. They utilize all manner of materials and techniques including 3D printers, thermoplastics, craft foam, fabric and more to design their costumes and props. Libraries on the leading edge are already embracing this new worldwide sensation by integrating cosplay into their programming and events. Learn all about the world of cosplay and how you can host cosplay events, workshops, makerspaces, clubs, and more in your library! This one-stop guide includes quotes and interviews with librarians who are incorporating cosplay into their programming as well as with cosplayers. You’ll also find 32 full-color photographs of cosplay in action to give you both ideas and inspiration for getting started!



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



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



Mini Patchwork Projects

Mini Patchwork Projects Author Beth Studley
ISBN-10 9781446374580
Release 2016-03-01
Pages 48
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6 quick and simple stash-busting mini projects for quilters and sewers. Projects range from mini baskets for threads and spools, picture bunting for inspiration and a notebook cover for design ideas. Unique designs for sewing patterns by Beth Studley (Love From Beth) who is a fabric designer and sewing and quilt pattern designer.



Cosplay The Beginner s Masterclass

Cosplay   The Beginner s Masterclass Author Miyuu Takahara
ISBN-10 9781387104857
Release 2017-07-16
Pages 306
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Cosplay The Beginner s Masterclass has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Cosplay The Beginner s Masterclass also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Cosplay The Beginner s Masterclass book for free.



Heroes Villains

Heroes   Villains Author Andrew Boyle
ISBN-10 9781925418453
Release 2017-09
Pages 264
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Photographs depict the people who attended New York Comic-Con in 2016, including professionals, persons from the entertainment world, and fans, some in costume and some not, with quotations from some of the participants.



Cosplay Girls

Cosplay Girls Author Cocoro Books
ISBN-10 0972312420
Release 2003
Pages 96
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All over Japan, hard-core fans of animation, video games, and manga comics are hitting the streets in their latest "cosplay" (short for costume play) outfits-- especially women. Devotees spend countless hours and hard-earned yen transforming themselves into their favorite characters and strutting their stuff at conventions, parks, and clubs. Packed with hundreds of photos, Cosplay Girls is a peek into this wacky wanna-be subculture with all its glitter, glue, posing, and preening.



Medieval Costume Armour and Weapons

Medieval Costume  Armour and Weapons Author Eduard Wagner
ISBN-10 9780486320250
Release 2014-05-05
Pages 456
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Over 400 illustrations in this superb pictorial archive trace the evolution of clothing styles, armor, and weapons during the medieval period in Central Europe. Unsurpassed in its comprehensiveness and variety, the volume draws upon a wealth of authentic primary sources, including written accounts, contemporary paintings and sculpture, and the remains of textiles and other relics. A profusion of apparel and weaponry are depicted, ranging from the simple tunics and robes of peasants, blacksmiths, gardeners, shoemakers, fishermen, and other common laborers to the fur-lined cloaks and brocaded garments of the aristocracy. Tools and utensils used by peasants as well as the battle equipment and armor of warriors are also pictured and described, with special emphasis on how these weapons were handled, carried, and used in combat. Accompanied by a scrupulously researched and well-documented text, these royalty-free illustrations not only offer general readers an intriguing and authentic insight into a past age but also provide artists, historians, students of weaponry, and theater and film professionals with a highly accurate source of reference material.



Cosplay in America

Cosplay in America Author
ISBN-10 0996129502
Release 2015-06-10
Pages 288
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Exploration into the culture of cosplay in America.



Image and Presence

Image and Presence Author Natalie Carnes
ISBN-10 9781503604230
Release 2017-12-12
Pages 256
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Images increasingly saturate our world, making present to us what is distant or obscure. Yet the power of images also arises from what they do not make present—from a type of absence they do not dispel. Joining a growing multidisciplinary conversation that rejects an understanding of images as lifeless objects, this book offers a theological meditation on the ways images convey presence into our world. Just as Christ negates himself in order to manifest the invisible God, images, Natalie Carnes contends, negate themselves to give more than they literally or materially are. Her Christological reflections bring iconoclasm and iconophilia into productive relation, suggesting that they need not oppose one another. Investigating such images as the biblical golden calf and paintings of the Virgin Mary, Carnes explores how to distinguish between iconoclasms that maintain fidelity to their theological intentions and those that lead to visual temptation. Offering ecumenical reflections on issues that have long divided Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox traditions, Image and Presence provokes a fundamental reconsideration of images and of the global image crises of our time.