Friday, May 13, 2016

Cosplay Stepped Up

Welcome back everyone!

As promised we are going to dive further into the world of COSPLAY! For those who missed it, I’m not an expert but a novice cosplayer who is getting more and more into it.

So now you are ready to kick it up? The next big step is to start making your own costumes. Hold up you say I cannot sew! Well I’m not the best seamtress either but there are awesome tutorials online about simple patterns and work arounds for lots of the basic pieces. I would pick something not to hard for my first costume.

My first cosplay was steampunk. I took a combination of stuff that I had made and mixed it with peices I had bought. I made my underdress out of a simple pattern that was taught to me for my first medivel festival. You simply fold the material in half horizontally and then vertically so that the folds are on the same side. Then take one of your tshirts, fold it in half vertically and lay it on top so the folds are on top of each other. Then you simply cut the non folded sides leaving some extra space around your shirt for the seams. If you want long sleeves you can either use a long sleeve shirt or just cut straight out from your tshirt. We will be posting a video blog outlining this process very shortly so watch for that.

What about the pro cosplayers? Well stay tuned our next blog will be talking about just that.