The Costume Making Guide

The Costume Making Guide

Creating Armor & Props for Cosplay

Book - 2016 | First edition
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"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!"
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Impact, [2016]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781440345166
Branch Call Number: 646.478 Q43C 2016
Characteristics: 128 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm


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Feb 17, 2019

Kamui Cosplay has been developing a number of tutorials for years, and this book is definitely worth checking out if you're interested in working with Worbla and similar types of thermoplastics. Just a heads up that she's using the sandwiching technique of using two sheets of Worbla to enclose a piece of foam, which is the more expensive method of putting a shell on foam than the tabbing method that's currently being used by the cosplay community. She does talk about this in later tutorials, but not in this book.

If Worbla's a bit out of your budget though, I highly recommend looking at her more current tutorials online which focus more on budget-friendly EVA foam techniques.

Aug 25, 2017

I really liked this book! Worbla is a bit on the expensive side for me right now, but she has some amazing tutorials for foam on her youtube channel! Hail cosplay!


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