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  • Turn your wildest costume dreams into reality! Whether you are a master-level cosplayer or brand-new to making costumes and props, this is the ultimate reference guide to using different kinds of EVA foam and other up-to-date materials and to make epic costumes, props, accessories, and other projects out of this world! If you want to create your own high quality props, EVA foam is the way to go — it is a rubber-like thermoplastic that is both easy to work with, durable, and lightweight. You can build an entire costume with EVA foam — shields, armor, helmet, weapons — without getting weighed down.

Knowledge at your fingertips! This comprehensive guidebook - take it with you to shop for materials, write notes and bookmark your favorite chapters, and use it right at your workstation
Expand your cosplay skills with the latest industry techniques and materials, step-by-step tutorials, and 4 projects to get you started
Create patterns for perfectly fitting costumes and accessories every time and use the patterns included to guide the way

    Cosplayer’s Ultimate Guide to EVA Foam

    Beverly Downen ––  Unlock the unlimited possibilities of EVA foam! Turn your wildest costume dreams into reality! Whether you are a master-level cosplayer or brand-new to making costumes and props, this is the ultimate...

    $34.95
  • Getting exactly the look you want and achieving knock-out special effects can be as simple as weathering or painting on fabric, but strategically damaging or adding paint to your costume can be intimidating - what if you get it wrong?! Many cosplayers are adept at sewing up costumes but have no idea how to add details and effects that help tell a story. Marquise Cubey (Julianna Franchini), a veteran cosplayer and industry expert, demystifies paint, tools, and techniques to help you add fabric painting and weathering to your arsenal of costume effects!

Learn how to manipulate paint on fabric and add weathering to your arsenal of costume effects
Create special effects like metal, dirt, burns, blood, wear and tear, and rust, plus shading techniques, with detailed how-to instructions
Enhance your tiny details and give your props and costumes more dimension than ever

    Cosplay Fabric FX

    Julianna Franchini ––  Elevate your costume-making skills to the next level! Getting exactly the look you want and achieving knock-out special effects can be as simple as weathering or painting on fabric, but strategically...

    $19.95
  • Picking up where Creative Cosplay left off, this new volume prepares costume enthusiasts to create out-of-this-world effects from head to toe! Cosplayers of all experience levels have much to gain from Amanda’s expertise as a national cosplay competition winner and judge. Learn the basics of making an original costume pattern, using prosthetics and latex, and customizing fabric through dyeing and painting. Transform yourself into the character of your choice with Special Effects (SFX) makeup. SFX makeup uses prosthetics and smaller on-skin materials to create illusions — such as wounds, scars, deformities, or supernatural features — directly on the skin.

Get the scoop on sergers, embroidery machines, and using a digital cutter
Pick up industry secrets on the basics of LED work, body painting, and SFX makeup
Create a DIY costume repair kit for conventions, and market yourself in the cosplay world

    Level Up! Creative Cosplay

    Amanda Haas ––  Expand your costume-making skills and go from beginner to confident maker! Picking up where Creative Cosplay left off, this new volume prepares costume enthusiasts to create out-of-this-world effects from...

    $26.95
  • Wellington-based costume designer Sanit Klamchanuan, a contractor with Weta Workshop, teaches you to build cosplay from scratch or remix popular characters. Follow Sanit’s complete design process through five original cosplays—from planning to problem-solving to execution. Learn how every costume can be made more comfortable, easier to pack for shows, and more impressive to behold! Find inspiration and personalize your build for a striking finished product that’s truly your own.

Challenge accepted! Create original cosplays and revamp classic characters 
Transform your builds with tips for personal style, wearability, and ease of travel
Follow Sanit’s design process from start to finish through five original costumes

    Cosplay for You

    Sanit Klamchanuan ––  Reflect your personality through larger-than-life cosplay that pairs fashion and function. Wellington-based costume designer Sanit Klamchanuan, a contractor with Weta Workshop, teaches you to build...

    $26.95
  • Design and sew a ballgown fit for cosplay royalty! A crucial part of any cosplayer's wardrobe, the right ballgown can transform you into an elegant princess or a dramatic sorcerer. But it takes more than just magic to create jaw-dropping gowns and ball-worthy dresses. Follow along with world champion cosplayers Cowbutt Crunchies as they walk sewists of all skill levels through building a ballgown with all the flourishes. This book contains everything you need to know about silhouette, planning, patterning, construction, corsets, hoop skirts, and trims. Craft your own magical fairytale masterpiece from start to finish! Curtsy with confidence!

Sew elaborate cosplay ballgowns from scratch
Take your builds to the next level with tips from award-winning cosplayers Regan and Kelley
This complete guide helps new and experienced sewists build stunning showpiece gowns.

    The Cosplay Book of Ballgowns

    Regan Cerato & Kelley Kullman ––  Create the cosplay dress of your dreams Design and sew a ballgown fit for cosplay royalty! A crucial part of any cosplayer's wardrobe, the right ballgown can transform you into an...

    $26.95
  • Get the right fit every time! Elegant and professional cosplay foundations, fitted just for you. Create a capsule wardrobe of foundation garments, including corsets, bodysuits, hoops, crinolines, leggings, and more! Sew the perfect silhouette for any costume, from historical gowns to structured armor and anime builds with multi-award-winning cosplayer Casey Welsch. This visual guide includes more than 400 step-by-step photos, patterns, and all the inspiration you need to give your garments a professional look that lasts with well-made foundations.
From armor to anime! Sew a whole closet of foundation garments for cosplay
Get your best fit yet when you create fabulous corsets, hoops, petticoats, and more with award-winning cosplayer Casey Welsch
Improve your skills with more than 400 how-to-photos, a glossary, and resources
Add longevity to your costumes with foundation garments that protect them from perspiration and wear and tear

    Cosplay Foundations

    Casey Welsch ––  Don’t let your costumes fall flat! Give them the support they need Get the right fit every time! Elegant and professional cosplay foundations, fitted just for you. Create a capsule wardrobe of foundation...

    $27.95
  • Learn the art of smocking from award-winning costume designer Maggie Hofmann! With step-by-step instructions for 20 American and English smocking techniques, cosplayers can incorporate 3D textures, historical accents, and special effects like fish scales in their designs. Pre-smocked fabric is expensive, but now you can make your own stylish panels for every event. Smocking Secrets will give you the perfect jumping-off point to invent your own fancy flourishes! Take your costumes to the next level with the book’s companion product, smocking stencils in three gridded sizes.
Add rich texture, 3D effects, and historical flair to your costumes with smocking 
Award-winning cosplayer Maggie Hofmann helps you achieve unique visual effects for theater-ready looks 
Pre-smocked fabric is expensive! Save money by making your own

    Smocking Stencils

    Maggie Hofmann ––  Smocking made simple! 20 stitch patterns to create next-level cosplay Learn the art of smocking from award-winning costume designer Maggie Hofmann! With step-by-step instructions for 20 American and English...

    $24.95
  • Learn the art of smocking from award-winning costume designer Maggie Hofmann! With step-by-step instructions for 20 American and English smocking techniques, cosplayers can incorporate 3D textures, historical accents, and special effects like fish scales in their designs. Pre-smocked fabric is expensive, but now you can make your own stylish panels for every event. Smocking Secrets will give you the perfect jumping-off point to invent your own fancy flourishes! Take your costumes to the next level with the book’s companion product, smocking stencils in three gridded sizes.

Add rich texture, 3D effects, and historical flair to your costumes with smocking
Award-winning cosplayer Maggie Hofmann helps you achieve unique visual effects for theater-ready looks
Pre-smocked fabric is expensive! Save money by making your own

    Smocking Secrets

    Maggie Hofmann ––  Smocking made simple! 20 stitch patterns to create next-level cosplay Learn the art of smocking from award-winning costume designer Maggie Hofmann! With step-by-step instructions for 20 American and English...

    $19.95
  • Complement your cosplay builds with the perfect shoes—custom-designed and sewn by you!

Regan Cerato and Kelley Kullman of the renowned duo Cowbutt Crunchies show you how to make every type of leg covering a cosplayer could ask for, from removable boot covers, to sleek tights, to thigh highs that won't roll down! Armed with clever patterns for fancy footwear that can’t be found in stores, you’ll create award-winning accessories that truly push the envelope. Whether you’re a new or experienced sewist, this handbook will help you turn your cosplay dreams into reality.

Sew attention-getting boot covers, shoes, and leggings with the award-winning cosplayers behind Cowbutt Crunchies
Build your skills with this step-by-step guide to creating cosplay footwear at home
Forget fruitless shopping trips—make the exact footwear you need for any costume

    Fabulous Cosplay Footwear

    Regan Cerato & Kelley Kullman ––  Complement your cosplay builds with the perfect shoes—custom-designed and sewn by you! Regan Cerato and Kelley Kullman of the renowned duo Cowbutt Crunchies show you how to make every...

    $14.95
  • A styling handbook for the ambitious wigsmith! 

Complement your cosplay with incredible wigs—custom-designed and created by you! Regan Cerato of Cowbutt Crunchies shows you how to make dozens of extravagant wigs for cosplayer needs, from dyed spikes to dragon scales to fiber flowers and so much more! Extravagant wigs can be intimidating, they can even stump the most seasoned of crafters but with the expert Cosplay guidance wig making can be accomplished by everybody. Whether you’re a new or experienced sewist, this handbook will help you turn your cosplay dreams into reality. 

All the core basics that will help take your wigs to the next level
Learn trimming tips, dyeing techniques, weft basics, teasing, volumizing, and so much more
With the right tips and tricks, an arsenal of skills, and guidance from seasoned cosplayers—extreme wig making can be for everybody!

    The Art of Extreme Wig Styling

    Regan Cerato ––  A styling handbook for the ambitious wigsmith!  Complement your cosplay with incredible wigs—custom-designed and created by you! Regan Cerato of Cowbutt Crunchies shows you how to make dozens of extravagant...

    $24.95
  • An inspirational guide to sewing cosplayBoldly enter the world of cosplay and gain the confidence to design the costume of your dreams! Award-winning cosplayer Amanda Haas helps you translate your ideas from fiction to reality as you research costumes, shop for fabrics, mash-up patterns, and present your cosplay at a competition. A gorgeous photo gallery will have you frantic to join the cosplay community, while the author’s seasoned advice will give you the courage to take the first step. Bonus project: Sew a bum bag to carry your keys and other essentials to a con. Learn the art of making and wearing designer-quality costumes that will transform your persona.

    Creative Cosplay

    Amanda Haas –– An inspirational guide to sewing cosplay Boldly enter the world of cosplay and gain the confidence to design the costume of your dreams! Award-winning cosplayer Amanda Haas helps you translate your ideas from fiction to...

    $24.95