A huge thank you to the ladies at cospod for filming one of the panels I co-hosted at Project A-kon, Fabric Painting and Dyeing. This is a panel I’ve hosted at a few events with C.C. Cosplay and I’m happy to be able to share to all of you!
The freezer paper stencil is one of my favorite fabric painting methods. It’s easy, it’s cheap and it yields great results. If you need to paint a design onto your fabric and you don’t trust your freehand and want to ensure smooth and even coats of paint then this method is great. The downsides to […]
So about a year ago I did an entry on tools and products to use for fabric painting, and then I decided to participate in WCS and work got really busy and I bought a house and stuff so I’ve had a lot less time to blog. For that I’m very sorry, but I hope […]
Fabric painting can be a really useful way to create custom designed fabric for your costumes. There are several different methods and techniques to fabric painting, which we will be exploring in this series. I hope you can find it useful in your upcoming projects! In part 1 we will take a look at […]
Facing is a technique used often to finish an edge, or give structure when a fabric is too lightweight. In this tutorial we are talking about the second use. Sometimes you may need to give your fabric more structure to get the desired shapes or drapes out of it. This technique will allow you to […]
With gratuitous amounts of foam! In seriousness though, I greatly admire prop makers who can sculp and cast and build lifelike replica weapons. I think I admire them so much because I am currently not capable of creating something like that. As a cosplayer that lives in a small apartment its pretty much impossible to […]
One of the most helpful tips I ever picked up from the community was that, after years of being told there was no way to paint faux leather shoes, there WAS a paint that would stretch enough to be useable and that paint was Angelus Leather Paint. Guys, this stuff is magical! I purchase […]
Hey everyone, I’m excited to bring you my first ever tutorial. I hope you find it helpful and if you have any comments or questions be sure to ask. For Anime Fest this year I wanted to add a prop to my Fionna costume that would be inexpensive and quick to make since I only […]