The Costume Making Guide

Author: Svetlana Quindt
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440345252
Size: 62.97 MB
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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

The Big Book Of Maker Camp Projects

Author: Sandy Roberts
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 1260135500
Size: 22.17 MB
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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Partysellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, oraccess to any online entitlements included with the product. Fun DIY projects that will inspire young makers to explore, create, and share! This entertaining guide contains dozens of start-to-finish projects that enable you to host an engaging makercamp―the kids won’t even know they’re learning! Written by an experienced teacher and dedicated hobbyist, The Big Book of Maker Camp Projects clearly explains the awesome activities that will make your camp epic. Wearables, electronics, arts and crafts, cosplay, and other favorite topics are fully covered. With expert advice on howto create your own unique program, you will discover how to host the coolest camp on the block and inspire young hobbyists to hone their skills and gain confidence. Whether working with an established makerspace or taking your makercamp on to a local library, community center, school, museum, or private home, this book has you covered! Projects include: •Camp t-shirts using tie dye, spray paint, bleach,dirt, and Spin Art•Color-changing jewelry that teaches the basics of wearable technology•Light up and glow stick sunglasses that go further with wearables!•Cosplay outfits, masks, capes, swords, and more•Games that teach upcycling and hacking, including Lego-based labyrinths •Photos and videos that show campers green screen techniques•PVC pipe marshmallow shooting games and resin action figures•Faux campfires that glow using LEDs and CPX boards•Fireflies and moths that light up using origami and LEDs•Light-up, flying insects that reinforce electronics and origami skills

Cosplay In Libraries

Author: Ellyssa Kroski
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442256494
Size: 61.84 MB
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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!

Getting Paid To Make Cosplay Costumes And Props

Author: Christy Mihaly
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1508173036
Size: 20.89 MB
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This book will help young readers discover how a little education, practice, and networking can bring their cosplay game to the next level. Part acting, part design, and part promotion, becoming a professional cosplayer will also result in many friends and admirers, not to mention sparkling LEDs, brilliant metalwork, and perfectly spiked hair.

Creating The Character Costume

Author: Cheralyn Lambeth
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317597958
Size: 55.59 MB
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Many beginning and hobbyist costumers believe that professional costume/prop builders have unlimited and specialized resources with which to ply their craft. Actually, the pros create things in much the same way that hobbyists do, working as resourcefully and creatively as possible with a limited budget. Creating the Character Costume dives into these methods to showcase how to achieve expert looks with limited means and lots of creativity. Part One explores tools, materials, and construction methods.

Cosplay Crash Course

Author: Mina Petrovic
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440354839
Size: 39.18 MB
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Cosplay lets you step out of your own skin and into someone else's shoes (or boots, or paws...). This beginner's guide helps you walk that walk with confidence in an awesome costume of your own creation. True to the cosplay spirit of collaboration, Cosplay Crash Course shares favorite tricks and techniques from some of the community's most imaginative artists. Step by step, you'll learn how to turn ordinary fabrics, inexpensive toys, easy-to-manipulate thermoplastics, wigs and other humble materials into original costumes you'll wear with pride. Whether you're making fabulous feathers, metallic armor, wicked horns, lifelike claws or form-fitting boots, this book puts it all within your reach. You'll even learn awesome hair and makeup effects to complete the look. Use this inside advice to fast-forward through years of trial and error; learn to select the best fabrics and adhesives and to make practical choices for comfort and wearability. Armed with the know-how in these pages and a spirit of adventure, who will you become? Everything you need to dress your part! • 25+ step-by-step projects for creating authentic-looking props, costumes and accessories • Easy techniques and clever shortcuts from nine international cosplay artists • How to manipulate wigs, extensions and your own hair to create unique and expressive looks • Awesome makeup effects, from tattoos and zombie bites to tricks for making faces appear more feminine or masculine • Bonus tips for striking a pose and snapping dynamic, in-character photos