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The Costume Making Guide

The Costume Making Guide

Creating Armor and Props for Cosplay

  • Author: Svetlana Quindt
  • Publisher: Impact
  • ISBN: 9781440345166
  • Category: Armor
  • Page: 128
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"Includes: expert instruction for rafting shiny armor and realistic looking props; how to choose a costume and find good reference art; a short shopping list of necessary materials and tools for beginning cosplayers; a beautiful photo gallery featuring inspiring images from other cosplayers; how to grow your workshop, take professional photos, participate in contests and join the cosplay community"--Page 4 of cover.

Make: Props and Costume Armor

Make: Props and Costume Armor

Create Realistic Science Fiction & Fantasy Weapons, Armor, and Accessories

  • Author: Shawn Thorsson
  • Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1680450026
  • Category: Design
  • Page: 296
  • View: 4039
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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 Hero's Closet

The Hero's Closet

Sewing for Cosplay and Costuming

  • Author: Gillian Conahan
  • Publisher: Abrams
  • ISBN: 168335009X
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 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.

Cosplay - The Beginner's Masterclass

Cosplay - The Beginner's Masterclass

  • Author: Miyuu Takahara
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1387104853
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 306
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Epic Cosplay Costumes

Epic Cosplay Costumes

A Step-By-Step Guide to Making and Sewing Your Own Costume Designs

  • Author: Kristie Good
  • Publisher: Fons & Porter Books
  • ISBN: 9781440245770
  • Category: CRAFTS & HOBBIES
  • Page: 144
  • View: 6633
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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!

Cosplay Basics

Cosplay Basics

A Beginners Guide to the Art of Costume Play

  • Author: Yuki Takasou,Kashiko Kurobuchi
  • Publisher: One Peace Books Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9781935548812
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 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

Cosplay World

Cosplay World

  • Author: Brian Ashcraft,Luke Plunkett
  • Publisher: Prestel Pub
  • ISBN: 9783791349251
  • Category: Design
  • Page: 208
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Filled with striking images of costume play from around the world, this definitive look at the global phenomenon known as "cosplay" examines its evolution from the fringes of society to the spotlight of modern culture. Cosplay World features over 200 compelling photographs, showcasing everything from campy 1970s costumes to cutting-edge suits engineered in workshops and built using space-age materials. The result is both a celebration of and an informed look at a popular means of self-expression that continues to fascinate.

Getting Paid to Make Cosplay Costumes and Props

Getting Paid to Make Cosplay Costumes and Props

  • Author: Christy Mihaly
  • Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • ISBN: 1508173028
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 80
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This title 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. Readers from grades seven through twelve will learn from an age-appropriate perspective about how much fun they can have while conducting various activities that will contribute to their development.

Cosplay in Libraries

Cosplay in Libraries

How to Embrace Costume Play in Your Library

  • Author: Ellyssa Kroski
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1442256494
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 168
  • View: 7937
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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!

Costume Craftwork on a Budget

Costume Craftwork on a Budget

Clothing, 3-D Makeup, Wigs, Millinery & Accessories

  • Author: Tan Huaixiang
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1136084614
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 344
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Part of your job as the costume designer is to be creative and use what materials are available to you to execute the design elements in a production. This book will show you how to use inexpensive materials to create durable products in a short amount of time that are practical and technical. It is written in an easy-to-follow manner and each step is shown with a wide array of illustrations and photographs. From creating armour out of laundry baskets, to detailed tricks to create a prosthetic nose for a witch, this book will show the techniques needed for you to produce end results that are beautiful, economical, and fast to make.

Cosplay

Cosplay

The Fantasy World of Role Play

  • Author: Lauren Orsini
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781780976303
  • Category: Characters and characteristics in motion pictures
  • Page: 256
  • View: 1442
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As the 21st century art of dressing up, 'Cosplay' enables you to adopt the persona of your favourite character or hero from manga or anime, or your most loved comic book, video game or sci-fi film. Mixing fantasy with creativity, it is all about the fun of role-playing your ultimate hero or heroine. This book celebrates this unique cultural expression and features page after page of glorious characters in their amazing costumes, from all around the world.

Steampunk & Cosplay Fashion Design & Illustration

Steampunk & Cosplay Fashion Design & Illustration

More than 50 ideas for learning to design your own Neo-Victorian costumes and accessories

  • Author: Samantha Crossland
  • Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
  • ISBN: 1600584985
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 128
  • View: 8433
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Learn to design your own steampunk and fantasy costumes and accessories

Costume Design 101

Costume Design 101

The Business and Art of Creating Costumes for Film and Television

  • Author: Richard La Motte
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781932907698
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 201
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Written by an industry venteran with 40 years of experience, this book is the new edition of Costume Design

The Prop Builder's Molding & Casting Handbook

The Prop Builder's Molding & Casting Handbook

  • Author: Thurston James
  • Publisher: Betterway Books
  • ISBN: 9781558701281
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 238
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The Prop Builder's Molding & Casting Handbook &break;&break;This is the first book to contain, in one comprehensive volume, every molding and casting procedure of use to the theater props builder (no matter what his or her level or proficiency). The author demonstrates the techniques involved in using more than thirty different materials ranging from papier-mache to breakaway glass. &break;&break;While the use of some materials–plaster and polyester resins, for example–is covered to some extent in other publications, information on the selection and use of rubber materials (latex, neoprene, silicone, and the urethanes) and the procedure for making breakaway windows and bottles is available only in The Prop Builder's Molding & Casting Handbook. &break;&break;Written in an easy, conversational style, the book will be useful to anyone involved with theater properties, puppetry, and costuming (as professionals or amateurs). It will also serve admirably the needs of students taking classes in those subjects. &break;&break;Completing the book is a special section on designing and building a vacuum forming machine suitable for use in constructing theater props. More than 450 photographs illustrate the step-by-step procedures explained throughout the entire text.

Making Stage Props

Making Stage Props

A Practical Guide

  • Author: Andy Wilson
  • Publisher: Crowood Press
  • ISBN: 9781861264503
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 192
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Prop makers everywhere now have available to them a broader range of products and processes than every before. Making Stage Props is a book for anyone involved in prop making who wishes to explore the wealth of materials and techniques open to them. This highly illustrated guide covers planning, costing, and scheduling; tools and safety; working with wood, steel, and clay; making and repairing furniture; painting and finishing; and more. Andy Wilson has worked with theatrical companies throughout Britain, including the Royal Shakespeare Company. He currently teaches propmaking at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

The Overstreet Guide to Cosplay

The Overstreet Guide to Cosplay

  • Author: Melissa Bowersox,Eddie Newsome,Carrie Wood
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781603601856
  • Category:
  • Page: 192
  • View: 6952
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The latest in the Overstreet line of "How To" books takes on the rapidly-expanding hobby of cosplay in The Overstreet Guide to Cosplay. Both newbies and seasoned veterans of the hobby will have plenty of opportunities to expand their cosplay knowledge with this book's topics, which covers everything from the most sensitive issues like "Cosplay is Not Consent" to fun, rainy day projects and much more! It features hundreds of cosplayer photos and a wide variety of cosplayers will be featured in gorgeous full-color spreads.

Cosplay in America

Cosplay in America

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Optiknerve
  • ISBN: 9780996129503
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 288
  • View: 4941
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Exploration into the culture of cosplay in America.

Star Wars Costumes

Star Wars Costumes

The Original Trilogy

  • Author: Brandon Alinger,J. W. Rinzler
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781783293667
  • Category: Costume
  • Page: 226
  • View: 1543
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Who can forget the first time they saw Darth Vader with his black cape and mask? Or the white hard-body suit of the Stormtroopers? Lucasfilm Archives have granted full access to the original costumes and they are revealed here in detail.

Imaginative Bodies

Imaginative Bodies

Dialogues in Performance Practices

  • Author: Guy COOLS
  • Publisher: Valiz/Antennae Series
  • ISBN: 9789492095206
  • Category:
  • Page: 344
  • View: 7545
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It is through the sentient body that we experience, know and imagine—and so the body is perhaps the most important tool for making and experiencing art. Imaginative Bodiesreaffirms the central position of the body in various artistic practices through in-depth conversations with choreographers, composers, visual artists, hip hop artists, dramaturges, a light designer and a puppeteer. The contributors discuss the place of the body in their own work, and in relation to wider debates on the body in philosophy, science, medicine, anthropology and the arts. Each artist interviewed also raises a more specific theme, ranging from poetics to politics, from mythology to ecology, from intercultural studies to conflict management. These talks give an intimate insight into the artists’ creative processes, inspirations, sources, identities and ways of collaborating.

Rebuilding

Rebuilding

When Your Relationship Ends

  • Author: Bruce Fisher,Robert Alberti
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • ISBN: 1626258260
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 304
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In print for thirty-five years, Rebuilding is the number one trusted resource on divorce recovery. Now, this classic self-help book is available in an updated fourth edition, featuring a new introduction by coauthor Robert Alberti. If you are going through a painful breakup or divorce, you may feel like the life you once knew is crashing down around you. You need help to gather the pieces and “rebuild” yourself from the ground up. Rebuilding features Bruce Fisher’s “divorce process rebuilding blocks,” a proven-effective, nineteen-step process for putting one’s life back together after divorce. Now the most widely-used approach to divorce recovery, the “rebuilding” model makes the process healthier and less traumatic for those who are divorcing or divorced—and their children. Over two decades of research and practice are combined with feedback from hundreds of thousands of men and women who have used the book on their own, or in one of thousands of Fisher divorce recovery seminars worldwide. This book also includes Fisher’s detailed Healing Separation model—the first of its kind to offer couples a healing alternative to the usual slide from separation to divorce. This fourth edition, revised with the assistance of psychologist and marriage and family therapist Robert Alberti, continues Bruce’s tradition of straight-to-the-heart response to the needs of his clients and readers. If you’ve been struggling to rebuild your life after a divorce, this book offers just the right balance of shoulder-to-cry-on and kick-in-the-pants self-help!