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Start with the Silhouette!

May 9th 2022

Have you ever been wowed by a costume and been left trying to figure out how the cosplayer managed to create an outfit that fits and moves like magic? If so, the answer is likely found under the costume. Every great costume begins with an even better foundation! Foundation garments are the pieces that are rarely seen, such as hoop skirts and petticoats, or those seen like corsets and bodysuits. Think of these pieces as the basic building blocks of your costume.

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Whether you are creating a ball gown or an armored warrior, what is underneath gives your costume its ultimate shape. The best costume will look poorly fitted or flat without the proper foundation garments.

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Casey Welsch of Casey Renee Cosplay shows you how to make foundation garments to bring your costume to life. In Cosplay Foundations, you’ll learn about historical garments and modern additions to the line-up and how to select the right fabrics, notions, and tools for the job. Learn the construction skills you need to create everything from a hoops skirt to a color-blocked bodysuit and so much more in between.

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In addition, Casey shows you how to create these foundational pieces to be used repeatedly with multiple costumes. You’ll learn how to maintain and store them to build a wardrobe of foundations that can be used to make costume after costume!

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