Why just draw your favorite anime character when you can be it? Cosplay-short for “costume play” – is sweeping the anime con scene from coast to coast, and once again we’re leading the way with a pair of books for both beginning and veteran cosplayers.
Volume 1 covers Catgirls, a favorite of fans from All Purpose Cultural Catgirl Nuku-Nuku to Hyper Police and great for purring and prowling. Volume 2 is all about Schoolgirls (think “Sailor Moon”) and how to make uniforms with just the right bouncy-skirt anime style.
- Each volume features:
- Transforming ordinary fabric and accessories into fabulous contest winners
Creating genre-specific costumes from scratch
Duplicating your favorite characters or inventing your very own
Cosplaying both for competition and just for fun
Accessories from shoes to makeup
Finding hard-to-get and imported items
Patterns, measurements, and sewing techniques
Money-saving tips and how-tos for cosplay on a budget
Pointers on the care and transportation of costumes
Resource lists, websites, where to find character models, etc
Full-color photos, plans and drawings
- Pages: 80