How To: Make a Japanese gi costume for cosplay

Anime and manga are your life, and so is cosplay, so why not watch this video tutorial? This is a step-by-step guide on how to make a Japanese gi top, suitable for characters like Bleach, Kenshin, Inu Yasha, Shinsengumi and many more! You can even use this for your judo and other martial arts. This costume will be the best of the best for cosplay, because it's not only fun, it's art.

How To: Dress in a Visual Kei style

In this tutorial, we learn how to dress in a Visual Kei style. Just be creative with this style, there is no exact way to do it! Use old clothes you have laying around the house and wear those in a funky fashion. Use mostly black and use some military jackets to spice things up. Then, pair these with hats that have belts around them and different types of buttons. Wear short skirts but pair them with striped leggings. Make sure your hair is spiked up and frizzy so it fits the style of this an...

How To: Make an awesome zombie costume

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.

How To: Create a Codex avatar costume

In this tutorial, we learn how to create a Codex avatar costume. First, find a long white lace dress for the base of the costume. After this, mark the length you want, then cut the seam and sew on the end to avoid any frays. After this, use remaining lace to make a piece of fabric that you can bedazzle and add gold ribbon to. Apply cuffs to the dress, then wrap a red corset around the top of the dress on your waist. After this, make a necklace that has red jewels in the middle of it and wear ...

How To: Fiberglass a Mjolnir armor mask from the Halo series

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...

How To: Make a space suit

Are you planning on making your own version of Star Trek, but don't have the kind of money J. J. Abrams has? Don't worry. Indy Mogul shows you how to make a futuristic space suit for less then $50 dollars. Plus special guest Rudy Jahchan of Galacticast!

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 are held to the glove using epoxy, along with some small nuts and bolts. Aside from cutting out all the parts, which is a little tedious, it's actually fairly easy to do. A fun project for anyone into metalworking, prop ma...

How To: Make your own Sally Jupiter costume from the original Watchmen (The Minutemen)

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!

News: 3 Super Budget DIY X-Men Costumes

Superb costumes generally fall into two categories; artfully crafted, time intensive, pricey facsimiles or the low budget option—ingenious, cheap and scrappy. When undertaking the admirable task of creating "one cool (or not) idea every day, for 365 consecutive days, from January 1st until December 31st", option two is most viable. And the most fun.

How To: Make your own Masked Magician mask

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.

How To: Make an organization xiii coat for Cosplay

Check out this tutorial video sequence to learn how to make a Kingdom Heart's 2 Organization 13 Coat for Cosplay! In part 1, you will learn how to make the front part of the coat. Then, when you start sewing, you have to make sure that the outside of the coat is on the inside and to start sewing the shoulders first. This is one way of making Axel and Saix coats for Cosplay. This video was filmed in the hopes of helping people who are struggling to make an Organization XIII Coat. Watch these i...

How To: Make a fur suit elk head costume

You don't need to go buy an expensive costume, or rent a fur suit that countless people have already sweat into. Make a fur suit just the way you want it at home. The fur suit can be a great Halloween costume or movie prop. Watch this video wardrobe and costuming video tutorial series and learn how to build an elk head fur suit costume.

HowTo: Make a Daft Punk Helmet

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.

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 robots a reality by dressing him up as a Transformer this Halloween.

How To: Do fairy princess or mermaid face paint

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...

How To: Demon Hand Armor Tutorial (Video)

Here's my latest armor tutorial...what I call the "Demon Hand". The method used in this tutorial can be used to create pretty much any armor. This one is is 18 gauge brass, but if you use stainless steel I suggest 20 or 22 gauge. This is the easiest of all of my gauntlets to create, and it takes a lot less metal. Less than an 8.5" x 11" piece (per hand). Would make cool motorcycle riding gloves!