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...
Okay, you're addicted to Naruto, which means you probably like anime and manga... and of course, cosplay.
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 will wait for it to dry and then cut it out. Round the edges like it's a real headband, then draw on the hair band the village insignia. Once finished, glue this to an old sock and wait for it to dry. Then, you can attac...
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.
Learn how to apply your own stage makeup including foundation, fake eyelashes, eye shadow, bronzer, blush, lipstick and more with expert makeup tips in this free online theater production video series.
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.
They are made from a pair of comfortable wedge sandals, and are very durable. Materials used:
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.
What makeup supplies are needed to make someone look old? Learn how to apply old age makeup to make someone look like an elderly person with tips and techniques from this free video. Apply old age makeup for theater - Part 1 of 15.
The witch is the blue-chip stock of Halloween costumes — reliable return, low risk. You Will Need
Here is a step by step tutorial for making a swimmable mermaid tail. Check out Video #2 for a demonstration of the tail in use!
Altair from Assassin's Creed absolutely drips charisma and originality, and thus makes a great costume choice for Halloween or cosplay. In this video you'll learn how to make a template for his upper and under tunic before your cut and sew it.
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.
A very cool tutorial on how to make a "Spartan Wraith" helmet using ordinary tools you likely already have in your garage. Click the video to watch the process.
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!
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.
This tutorial series shows you how to use Sintra (a type of PVC plastic that bends under heat) to make a piece of Spartan-style leg armor. This focues on making a shin guard, but you can use this method for any piece of armor you want to make.
Backyard FX is back just in time for Halloween with this video tutorial. This how-to video shows you how to replace your an arm with a motorized gatling gun! Make a cool movie or the best Halloween costume in town! All for less then $35 dollars. You will need six cardboard shipping tubes, a sheet of scrap foamcore, a cordless screwdriver, a film canister cap, an L-bracket, plastic tubes, a plastic bucket, a roll of friction tape, a 1" by 3" scrap of wood, a scrap of wooden dowel, and a skateb...
Tom goes over his method for putting on his Stormtrooper costume.
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.
Kiki's Delivery Service is one of Japanese anime filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki's most beloved films and Kiki among his strongest protagonists. If you love Kiki and want to be her for Halloween or a cosplay event, watch this video to learn how to put together an easy but good Kiki costume.
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...
TheTribalButterfly talks all about how to make some wicked anime and manga cosplay costmes. This video tutorial takes you step-by-step through her process of making cool cosplay outfits, with the fabrics, the makeup, the etc. Perform as your favorite character with grace as you make the proper and coll costume for it.
Learn the basics of vacuum forming to create storm trooper costume items.
This cute no sew pattern for a vest takes about an hour and a half to make. Choose a relatively heavy and durable fabric for this project, especially if you want to keep warm during the cold winter and fall season.
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...
Altair from Assassin's Creed is an incredibly stylish and well-realized character, which makes him a perfect costume choice for Halloween or a cosplay convention. Watch this video to learn how to sew the red sash for an Altair costume quickly and easily.
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
Whether for a boy or a girl, a Pilgrim costume is one of the easiest costumes to make. You Will Need
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.
This costume making tutorial explains how to make a hand paw for your fur suit or Halloween costume with an old pair of gloves. This video was inspired by Chinook McMutton Z and uses pictures taken during the creation of the paws. Start roleplaying by making paws for your fur suit or animal costume.
Check out this video tutorial on styling a wig for cosplay. Your anime or manga costume is incomplete until you have the right wig, so watch this how-to to get the tips of the art of wig making for cosplay outfits.
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!
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.
Watch this how-to video and learn how to make cosplay Chii ears. Cosplay is a subculture that consists of dressing as characters from manga, anime, tokusatsu, video games,fantasy movies. fantasy music stories (Visual Kei) or Japanese pop bands.
Tom shows you how to put a cooling fan into a mask or helmet to keep your noggin cool on those hot trooping days.
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 paint; I used silver and gold.
This is my first ever clothing haul video and I was so very excited about creating this video for sammydress - you might have heard of this company , who sent me this stuff for review purposes, hence the title "How to Wear the Same Top and Belt in Different Ways and Samydress Haul +Review "
We all love Tron. The more Tron the better. We learned how to make a Tron suit with the help of Adafruit, but here's a new rendition that substitutes the electroluminescent wire for LEDs. Instructables member sheetmetalalchemist says the LEDs are brighter, sturdier and lighter.
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...