Hot Costuming & Wardrobe How-Tos

How To: Build a Metal Gauntlet

Here's an in-depth video on how to make a functional gauntlet with simple hand tools. You can make it with metal like the video shows, or even just cardboard if it's for a costume. You can download the template and written instructions for this gauntlet over at my website for five bucks. Otherwise, you can just watch the video to follow along—or to inspire your own version.

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 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!

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: 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: Make a lace wig

In an upcoming play in which you have to make your own costumes? Going as Betty White for Halloween this year? Whatever the reason, you're looking for how to make a wig and you're looking in the right place. In this video, learn how a "wig master" makes a professional lace wig with the help a tool called a hackle - a giant comb with rows of steel teeth.

How To: Do a quick princess 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 ...

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: 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!

HowTo: Make Your Own Tron Suit

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.