Back to Basics and In-time Intermediates

When making a cosplay it is really hard to know where to start.  But really you have to know what you’re going to need to know to create your masterpiece!  My back to basic series will involve all sorts of basic crafting skills you may want to learn and practice and then we will move onto “In-time Intermediates”  Which will involve more of the heavier things in detail, this will yes indeed have me practising my own skills and even learning things so I can write about it for you.  Why am I not writing about cosplays? because I personally am taking a year out of conventions, I’m doing something else this year which has kept me just as excited and yet I still wanted to contribute to JustCosplay, I felt this the best way to do it and for our readers to still get something out of it all, alongside some spectacular interviews to come.

Here are some of the things I hope to cover this year if you would like me to cover anything at all please put it in the comments below, on our Facebook page or e-mail us at justcosplay@hotmail.com

Back to Basics:

What’s in the box? 
– The basics of a cosplay making kit
 
Is it sew simple?
– Sewing, Hand sewing to machine sewing
 
Pattern? But what is it?
– What are patterns how to use them
 
Fabric is Fabric right?
– Fabrics, all you need to know!
 
Hems? Bias? Pleats? Darts?  What?
 – Sewing names and terms what they are and what they’re for.
 
FOOOOOAM! A cosplayers best friend?
– All the kinds of foam, how to identify them and what to use them for
 
Thermo-what?
– Thermoplastics, what they are and how to use them
 
Wigs, A Cosplayers best friend
–  History of wigs, How to identify a good wig, What are wigs made from
Maintaining your wig, Styling and Wefting
 
Finishing touches!
– Painting, varnishing and sanding, how to make things appear how you want them.

In-time Intermediates:

Images with a needle and thread 
– Embroidery, Like sewing but lots more to it!
 
“This patterns not right!”
– Make your own patterns for all kinds of cosplay
 
I want to make ice and diamonds
– Resin, resin everywhere! How to make gems and all other items
how to give them the finishing touch other things and ideas you could use them on.
 
Wire me up!
– LED’s and Electronics, how to make it fancy, or keep you cool.

This is only a rough Guide of what is to come, Happy cosplaying! ~ Luna

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