If you're looking to mix it up at your next cosplay or going out for Halloween and want to dress as a male character and get the look right, one method you can use is closed shirt binding. In this video, you will learn how to use a sports bra, a compression shirt, and more to get the look!
For all the massive comic book geeks out there (be proud!) some of you may be very familiar with Sally Jupiter from the amazing Alan Moore graphic novel, The Watchmen. For those who watched the movie, that counts too. If you're looking to recreate her old costume from her time with The Minutemen, check out this three part video series! In it you will get a full tutorial on how to create every aspect of the costume on the cheap as well as sowing the dress and more!
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 awesome video on how to make a very convincing looking Predator costume on the cheap!
Link, the hero of the Zelda video games, is a great costume choice for men or women. He's kind of androgynous. In this video you'll learn how to do perfect Link makeup as a girl as part of an overall amazing Link costume for Halloween or cosplay.
Whether it's Halloween or making a scary zombie flick (George A. Romerro and beyond!) zombies are a staple for classic horror! There's a few ways to make the costume itself should you decide to roll with the idea, with some cheap options in mind. In this video you will learn how to design the costume itself and get it as close to a classic Night of the Living Dead look as you can.
In this video, we learn how to do face painting for teenagers and adults. First, you want to use a fine brush to create the lines on the side of your face. After this, you want to use a brush with purple to create a flower on the opposite eye. Next, use a size two brush to make a swirl next to a looped upward purple design. Continue to add on more paint marks to the face, making fine details that join together. This is a great look because you can be as creative as you would like! When finish...
In this video, we learn how to apply mime and clown makeup. To start, outline your face in a mask shape. When you are done with this, apply white paint to the face until it's on thick and you can't see your skin color any longer. If you make mistakes, use a q-tip to clean up, then run it around the edges to make it a clean line. After this, use a q-tip to remove some paint from the eyebrows. Now, take black paint and paint it onto where the eyebrows are at. When you're done with this paint th...
Daft Punk has had an infectious effect on much of the world, on the web and off. The French electronic duo have inspired multiple viral videos, and now, with the help of Volpin Props, you can make your own Daft Punk helmet. Check out the in-depth build guide here, and watch the video below to see the HowTo process in action.
In this video, we learn how to type in Japanese while using Vista or XP with an English keyboard. First, go to your control panel from the start menu. Next, click "clock language and region". After this, click on the button to change keyboards, then click on "add". Now, select "Japanese" and then click "ok". Now, on the bottom right of the screen, click to turn on the Japanese typing. Click this again if you want to change back to English. This is a great tool to use if you need to type in mu...
In this tutorial, we learn how to do fairy princess face paint. To do this, make sure you have paint brushes, sponges, a spray bottle, and different colors of paints. To begin, take your sponge and apply a base to your entire face. Next, draw the outline for the design you want to draw with the sponge and colors. Now, fill in the colors on your face, blending in with the sponge. Now, take a small brush and draw a dark line to make the edges more exact on your face. After this, draw an exact l...
25-year-old Anthony Le, of Colorado is THE ultimate Iron Man fan. A cosplay fan, Anthony decided to try his hand at building a super realistic Iron Man suit, just in time for the release of Iron Man 2. The incredibly talented fitness consultant did above and beyond what you might expect. Check out the two videos below. Le's insane suit features the following: a dent-proof exterior, a motorized faceplate, and a spinning mock Gatling gun. He spent one month and approximately $4k building his ma...
Have a play coming up? Volunteering at the county faire? Going as a tiger for Halloween? Face painting is great artistic skill to have. In this tutorial, learn how to apply theatrical tiger face paint, sure to make an audience roar! Do theatrical tiger face paint.
This video will show you how to face paint a basic princess that is perfect for birthday parties, celebrations and just about anytime. You’ll want to have a basic kit of colors to work with. You’ll be doing some beautiful swirl and jewel on the brow with some winged out eye. Add a heart on the cheek bone and outline for extra interest. Add sparkles or bling to make it really magical. This look is easy and will make any little girl or grown up for that matter really feel like a princess. Do a ...
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.
Want to look like the terminator for Halloween or have an upcoming costume party? Learn the easy steps to get the look of the terminator with the easy to follow instructions to applying arm makeup to your arm to get the terminator look. With a couple of simple materials and makeup you will easily get that robotic look. The easy to follow steps demonstrated in this video will allow you to follow along and complete your look and make it more authentic with these makeup tricks.
Instructables member Angela M. Sheehan demonstrates how to make a seamless pair of Lady Gaga video glasses.
Big fan of Duece from Hollywood Undead? In this tutorial, learn how to make his mask, DIY style, with step by step instructions. In order to complete this project, you will need: pink duct tape, a blank hockey mask, blue spray paint, a knife or razor blade
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.
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.
Interested in using fiberglass? In conjunction with the 405th, an online e-zine dedicated to Mjolnir Armor costuming for the Xbox Halo video game series, this tutorial shows you a step by step process of how to layer fiberglass on the inside of a costume mask. Materials needed include latex gloves, respirator or ventilation mask, fiberglass resin, fiberglass cloth, scissors, and a foam brush. Be sure to give up the cash for a great ventilation mask... some of these materials can be toxic to y...
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 mermaid tail costume.
Whether you're into cosplay or not, this life sized army "figurine" is awesome. The photo realistic plastic toy soldier was a contestant in a cosplay competition at Italy's Lucca Comics & Games 2008.
Superman is one of the greatest and most known superheroes out there. Developed by DC Comics, Superman has seen the world… as in comics, television, newspaper strips, video games, movies, radio serials, etc. See how to make a Superman costume in this video from GiannyL.
Batgirl. Who wouldn't want to be Batgirl for Halloween? Batgirl is the female counterpart to the all-too-famous Batman from DC Comics. See how to make a Batgirl costume in this video from GiannyL.
Make a splash at your next masquerade party with this purr-fect black cat costume. You Will Need
Whether for a boy or a girl, a Pilgrim costume is one of the easiest costumes to make. You Will Need
Don't wait for a full moon to unleash your inner beast. Get your growl on with these tips on creating the ultimate werewolf mask.
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 robots a reality by dressing him up as a Transformer this Halloween.
The witch is the blue-chip stock of Halloween costumes — reliable return, low risk. You Will Need
Did you know that Boba Fett was actually "the next major villain" after Darth Vader in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back? All the more reason to start your Boba Fett costume. Whether for fun or for film, this is a good thing to make for any Star Wars fan. Watch this nine-part video tutorial to learn how to construct Boba Fett's knee armor from Star Wars.
Whether you're a sinner or a saint, making a nun costume for Halloween requires no divine intervention.
Prepare for adventure on the high seas by making your very own pirate costume. You Will Need
Make a Magician's Mask Have you ever heard of the Masked Magician? With the television series Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed, the so-called Masked Magician (Val Valentino) revealed secret after secret of the magicians repertoire. Valentino creates “the magic” then proceeds to reveal the reality of the illusions before a captivated television audience.
Are you a "Watchmen" fan? Especially Silk Spectre? Well, learn how to create a sexy "Watchmen" Silk Spectre costume in just a few simple steps with Gianny L. The sexy GiannyL demonstrates this DIY closet hack that's simple and cheap. Just cut up an old jacket for your costume outfit to look just like the comic book superhero from the now famous graphic novel.
The street friendly Stormtrooper of Japan, Danny Choo shows how to put on Stormtrooper armor. This is a cool fanboy video or practical how-to for Star Wars fanatics or Halloween.
This is part 2 of a 12 part series on how to build a classic Cylon armor. Todays build is on the arm gantlet pieces. This is a part of the BSG Battlestar Galactica Cylon armor.
Ditch the needle and thread, enjoy a fun family project, and give your little crusader the ultimate crime-fighting tool. Learn how to make a no-sew superhero cape.
Learn how to apply zombie makeup as a Halloween costume. Mike the How-To Guy shows you how to put on the makeup for that ghoulish holiday, or for any other reason, like a short, low-budget independent film.
Ruby Rouge of the Ministry of Burlesque shows you how to make a feather fascinator hat. This is a classic showgirl prop or costume piece. Make this craft for your next exotic Burlesque show! Make a feather fascinator hat for Burlesque shows.
This video wardrobe and costume design tutorial shows how to paint realistic tiger colors and stripes onto a fur suit head. You'll need an airbrush, paint, and the ready made blank fursuit head. Watch this instructional video and get painting. Come Halloween, you'll be happy to have a costume ready and waiting.