Heavyweight Fabrics

Thursday, 16 December 2010, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

This post will introduce you to the most common heavy weight fabrics.  Each fabric has different characteristics which determine the look and maneuverability of the fabric.  You can find detailed advise on how to cut and sew a specific fabric (including what size needle and presser foot to use) by checking out Sandra Betzina’s More […]

Mediumweight Fabrics

Thursday, 9 December 2010, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

This post will introduce you to the most common medium weight fabrics.  Each fabric has different characteristics which determine the look and maneuverability of the fabric.  You can find detailed advise on how to cut and sew a specific fabric (including what size needle and presser foot to use) by checking out Sandra Betzina’s More […]

Lightweight Fabrics

Thursday, 2 December 2010, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

This post will introduce you to the most common lightweight fabrics.  Each fabric has different characteristics which determine the look and maneuverability of the fabric.  You can find detailed advise on how to cut and sew a specific fabric (including what size needle and presser foot to use) by checking out Sandra Betzina’s More Fabric […]

Introduction to Fabrics

Thursday, 18 November 2010, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Understanding fabric, the process through which it is made and the differences in manufacturing, is the foundation of costume construction.  In this post, we will examine fiber content, type of weave, and fabric weight so that you can determine what fabric will be most suitable for each project.  All too often, cosplayers default to cotton […]

Planning for Sales Events

Thursday, 11 November 2010, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

You should never pay full price for any fabric as long as you plan ahead. Store-wide sales happen every few weeks and many stores offer additional coupons through email or newsletters. While working for a local fabric store, many customers hesitated when I asked them if they wanted store mailers. They didn’t wanted to sign […]

The Great Cosplay Challenge

Wednesday, 16 September 2009, 18:30 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

By the time I finished watching the first episode of Gankutsuou (the anime version of The Count of Monte Cristo) I was overcome with a desire to cosplay it.  This anime, which is based on a very old story, introduced a new and innovative method of coloring anime characters.  It really is difficult to describe […]