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How To : Sew a hooded cloak or cape without a pattern

This is a very thorough tutorial which shows you how to make a hooded cloak or cape without a pattern. All you need is five yards of your favorite fabric (pick something durable and sixty inches wide), then cut out some basic shapes and follow along the sewing tutorial

How To : Make a nun costume

Whether you're a sinner or a saint, making a nun costume for Halloween requires no divine intervention. You Will Need * A long black dress or graduation gown * Rope * White poster board * Scissors * Black fabric * A hot glue gun * Glue * A crucifix or rosary beads * Tunic sewi ...more

How To : Make a Hollywood Undead mask

Looking for some help making a Hollywood Undead mask? In this video, get a step by step guide on how one person made hers from a blank mask purchased at Century Novelty.

How To : Build Pyramid Head from Silent Hill for cosplay

Pyramid Head. You've heard the name before. You've saw him in action. Now cosplay as him. This costume could be used for Halloween, cosplay, or just for the hell of it. Pyramid Head is a fictional monster from the Silent Hill video game and movie. So watch this four-part vide ...more

How To : Make folding wings for a cosplay costume

DISCLAIMER: You could get hurt doing this. There's scars to prove it. This five-part video tutorial is on how to make folding, feathered wings for a Van Fanel cosplay costume. So if you're a fan of anime or manga, and you love cosplay, why not try and make this cool wings? Ju ...more

How To : Style a synthetic fiber wig with boiling water

One of the drawbacks of synthetic, as opposed to human hair, wigs is that they can be difficult to style. Fortunately, while hair irons may be a no-go for styling synthetic wigs, you can get great results by submerging your wig in a container of boiling water. This video tuto ...more

How To : Sew a pair of fox ears for a costume

Costume fox ears are simple to make. Just draft a pattern, cut them out of the fabric, and sew it all together. Watch this video wardrobe and costume-making tutorial and learn how to build a pair of fox ears. Come Halloween, you'll have a costume ready and waiting to go. Part ...more

How To : Make Naruto shoes for cosplay

See how easy it is to make your very own Naruto shoes for cosplay! They're cheap, easy to make, and fun! Anime and manga, all the way! This video tutorial will show you just how easy it is to cosplay. You were afraid before because you thought it would cost a lot of money, bu ...more

How To : Make a Transformers costume

If you're a little boy (or a little kid at heart), then Transformers are like the coolest thing ever. They're super hot cars, trucks or bikes that then transform into super hot robots with missles and impenetrable armor and all that jazz. Make your son's favorite transforming ...more

How To : Read patterns and cut fabrics for cosplay costumes

TheTribalButterfly is here to teach you how to read, understand, and cut patterns and fabrics for cosplay costumes! So, if you just can't get enough of your anime or manga character, then why not become them. Make your won manga costumes and act accordingly. Just watch this th ...more

How To : Make a pirate costume

Prepare for adventure on the high seas by making your very own pirate costume. You Will Need * A hat with a wide brim * A stapler * Black or brown drawstring pants * An oversized white shirt * Black or brown boots * Costume jewelry * A hoop earring * A stuffed parrot * An eye ...more

How To : Make a robot suit

To build a robot suit you will need a football toy chest, a medium sized trash can, two old camera flashes, heater vent cover, two old Sega Genesis controllers, a big lamp shade, a big sheet of cardboard, dryer vent hose, plastic scale, old "Go-bots" brand 110 camera, spray pa ...more

How To : Make an awesome Predator costume with mask

The Predator is a classic Sci-Fi and horror film monster, and quite possibly one of the coolest. (There will be no debating Aliens vs. Predator in these comments! :) ) If you're looking to make a costume for your indie film, or for going out for Halloween, check out this aweso ...more

How To : Make Slipknot full head masks

No matter what you think of Slipknot's music, you gotta admit they have a cool, horror movie look. This video will walk you through how to make your own Slipknot full head masks. You'll be surprised how simple the process is. Materials needed: An old shirt Masking tape or du ...more

How To : Make a sailor fuku, school uniform for cosplaying

Watch this step by step costume making tutorial to learn how to make a cool Japanese sailor styled school uniform. This video is suitable for numerous characters like Sailormoon, Suzumiya Haruhi, Azumanga, and more. This how to video is great for costume designers, cosplayers, ...more

How To : Make a Mermaid Tail Costume

Make your underwater dreams come true by turning yourself into a bona fide swimming mermaid. If mermaids did exist, you would be the perfect candidate to transform into the mythical creature. So check out this video tutorial form Little Orca to learn how to make your own merma ...more

How To : Make an Iron Man Inspired Gauntlet (in Metal)

Here's my latest gauntlet, made in 22 gauge stainless steel using ordinary hand tools you probably already have in your garage. I used Iron Man for inspiration, but it's far from an exact replica. Unlike my previous gauntlets, there is minimal riveting, as most of the parts ar ...more

How To : Cosplay as L Lawliet from Death Note

You like Death Note I see, otherwise you wouldn't be here right now. Anime and manga doesn't get any better. Check out this video tutorial to see how to make your very own L Lawliet costume for cosplay! You'll go step-by-step to get to that perfect cospaly art. Get the jeans ...more

How To : Make a Suzumiya Haruhi skirt for cosplaying

Watch this step by step costume making guide on how to make a Suzumiya Haruhi skirt for cosplaying. This tutorial is great for anime enthusiasts, designers, and do it yourself fashion aficionados. Learn the necessary steps of designing a Suzimiya Haruhi skirt for cosplaying.

How To : Make a decent Naruto headband

In this video, we learn how to make a decent Naruto headband. First, get a paper plate and figure out how big you want it, draw on the template so you can see it through the paint. Then, apply metallic paint with a paint brush using the template you drew as a guide. Next, you ...more

How To : Make a great witch costume

The witch is the blue-chip stock of Halloween costumes — reliable return, low risk. You Will Need * A long black dress * Black cloak or shawl * Pointy black shoes * Striped stockings * A witch's hat * Face paint or makeup * Black lipstick * Peppercorns * Green or black washabl ...more

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