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Hero's Closet : Sewing for Cosplay and Costuming - Gillian Conahan

Hero's Closet

Sewing for Cosplay and Costuming

Paperback Published: 1st May 2017
ISBN: 9781419723964
Number Of 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.

About the Author

Gillian Conahan is editor-in-chief of Vogue Patterns magazine, as well as a cosplayer, sewing nerd, and certifiable geek in her free time. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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" Last year, I said what the cosplayers really needed was a decent book to show how to create costumes and here it is. Gillian Conahan has written The Hero's Closet: Sewing For Cosplay And Costuming book showing how to create basic costumes and get it right. [...] There's enough here to give you thoughts, practice and design to get you started if you want to enter the cosplay game. It might even come in handy if you suddenly develop super-powers and...er...want a disguise." * SFCrowsnest *

ISBN: 9781419723964
ISBN-10: 1419723960
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st May 2017
Publisher: HARRY N ABRAMS INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.89 x 21.59  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.89

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