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!
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...
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 "
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.
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.
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.
This is perfect for when you want to show your love for the Volturi vampire clan or the Twilight series! Do your makeup in a spooky, gothic style and make yourself look like a sparkly Volturi vampire. Don't forget the accessories!
Plastic masks are usually the cheapest that you can get, but their tiny eye and mouth holes impede your use of your organs and can cut you as well. Watch this video to learn how to use a woodburning pen to widen the holes in such as way that they wont' come out sharp and jagged, and will make you Guy Fawkes or other mask much more wearable.
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.
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...
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...
If you're trying to get in some last minute Halloween costume ideas, or have something that you're looking to do with one of your films involving knights armor, zombies, or giant Jim Henson style talking heads, this video from Indy Mogul might just be what you're looking for! Learn how to make all these costumes and effects on the cheap!
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
Want to make a pair of Renaissance pants? You can make a really cool pair of Renaissance pants or fantasy costume pants out of a pair of sweatpants. This tutorial shows you how to pull off this look using the thrift store.
This tutorial shows you how to make a Renaissance or medieval costume blouse. You will need a sewing machine and about a yard and a half of fabric. You don't need a pattern, just one of your own shirts to use as a fitting guide.
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.
Corsets can be a fun and sexy addition to any costume or outfit, but how can you make sure it looks its best on you? This tutorial shows you how you can lace someone into a corset comfortably and elegeantly.
Don't have a corset buddy to help get you into your corset? You can do it yourself! This video shows you how to place your corset properly on the body and then pull on the laces in the right way to get your corset on snugly and properly.
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.
Leather bracers and belts are staples of typical medieval garb, and if you want to make a medieval Halloween or cosplay costume it could probably be helped by a set. In this video you'll learn how to make great bracers and belts yourself for an Altair from Assassin's Creed or other period costume.
If you've been looking for a sexy contemporary video game character to cosplay or dress as for Halloween, consider Altair from Assassin's Creed. He's sexy, distinctive, and armed with this video you'll be well on your way to having sewed the costume yourself. Specifically, this video will teach you how to sew Altair's hood quickly and easily.
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.
If you love Assassin's Creed and know how to sew, you've come to the right place. This video features a Dutch costumer explaining how to make the upper tunic for an Altair from Assassin's Creed costume. Not for those who cannot sew, this is a hardcore costume. Also, watch this video on making the template for the tunic before you start.
Altair is one of the sexiest video games characters your could be this Halloween or at your next cosplay convention. The Dutchman who made this video clearly is devoted to the character, and in this video you'll learn how to make a perfect Altair under tunic for your costume. Watch this video before you start to learn how to make the template.
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.
Masquerade parties are fun, classy, and sensual. Even if you don't know of any upcoming Masquerade parties, the Masquerade look works perfect for Halloween as well. In this video you'll learn how to do the hair, makeup, and costume for a great Masquerade look
Going for a Predator outfit for Halloween or as a cameo in your film, you want to try to get as close to the real thing as possible. In this video you will learn how to perfectly align LED lights to create the targeting lights that the predator uses for its canon with a quick tutorial!
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!
If you're a Zelda fan and are looking to do something different for your cosplay, or Halloween outfit, then there's a chance that you haven't tried being Midna in her human form after you complete the game Twilight Princess after reassembling the mirror. In this video you will get a full tutorial on how to create the costume from scratch including making the headpiece and trinkets yourself!
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 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 ...
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...
This video deals with special effects used in movies or theater. The first tutorial deals with making a chopped off finger effect inexpensively. Start with some modeling wax and roll it into an upper finger shape. Next, you cut it to the desired length and paint the inside of each finger section red. Now, paint the outside of the finger with skin tone make up. The next step is to take a toothpick and poke a hole in the finger. Paint the hole so that it doesn't look very noticeable. You're rea...