Papercraft

Thursday, 30 September 2010, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
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Papercraft is the art of making models out of paper.  While this typically includes tiny anime figurines, it has expanded to include cosplay props, armor, and masks.  Think of it as cosplay origami with pre-printed fold lines and instructions.

If you can create a computer graphic model of the item you would like to papercraft, you will be able to see precisely where the folds should be.  While this would require training in specific modeling software (e.g. Autodesk Maya), it provides cosplayers with new alternative methods for constructing their costumes.  With the correct coloring, you can replicate your favorite polygon video game characters.  Even if you don’t want to make a pattern yourself, you can find many pre-made patterns online.

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