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fabrickind’s cosplay help masterlist

Hello!

Here is a masterlist of my cosplay help posts and tutorials, broken down by type of cosplay help. This will be updated as I do more cosplay help.


Panels and Tutorials (the big stuff)

Fabric Choice for Cosplay
Foundation Garments for Cosplay
Planning Your Cosplay
Body Paint 101
How to Level Up Your Cosplay
Sewing with Knits
Bunnysuit Boot Camp

How to write a cosplay help panel

Pearl (Steven Universe) Spear, Transparent and Lighted
Wig Tangle Prevention
Faux Cuffs and Collars
Bunnysuit Construction
Bunnysuit Patterning
Faux Fur Pompoms


Sewing and Fabric Craft

Stretch Applique Tips
Circle Skirt Hems
Quilting Rulers on Colored Fabric
Dyeing a Beaded Dress
Estimating Yardage
Sewing Knits
Squaring Cut Fabrics
Temperature and Fabric Choice
Basic Sash Tutorial
Determining fabric yardage from a mockup


Wigs, Hair, and Makeup


Arda Wigs Pros and Cons
Wearing a wig when you have a low hairline
Masculine Long Hair
Using Real Hair
Basic Cosplay Makeup
Adding Volume to Wigs
Contouring for different face shapes
Securing Very Long Wigs
Wearing Heavy Wigs


Foundation Garments

Preventing Cameltoe
Making shapewear
Preventing strapless bras from slipping
Making superhero briefs
Preventing bra show-through
Bra cup replacement


Props, Accessories, and Armor

Wearing Oversized Horns
Applying Rhinestones
Wizard staff process
Painting Edges
Lightweight Fabric Wings
Cage Skirts
Open Front Hoop Skirts


Cosplay-specific

Condesce (Homestuck) breakdown
Roxy Lalonde ballgown (Homestuck) breakdowns: 1, 2
Yurio (Yuri on Ice) Agape outfit materials
Lady Oscar (The Rose of Versailles) materials
Pearl (Steven Universe) Wig Advice 1
Pearl (SU) Wig Advice 2
Pearl and Rainbow Quartz Gem Advice
Yuri Plisetsky Agape Writeup


Safety

Ice skates PSA


Fandom Culture, History, and Positivity

How cons have changed since 2003
Age, Careers, and Cosplay


Misc.

Washing Cosplays
Preventing Fan Funk
Children, Cosplay, and Growth
Wearing a Catsuit
Making AU Designs
Cosplayer Cards
Wearing Hoop Skirts 1
Wearing Hoop Skirts 2
Tips for Con Newbies
Cosplay Contest Walkon Advice

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Princess Royal Ball Gowns with a touch of Glam―Stella de Libero
If you want to look and feel like a stylish princess on your special day, a classic royal ball gown with a touch of glam is what you are looking for.  Intricate embroidery, voluminous gowns, and timeless silhouettes are some of the characteristics found in these fairytale-like designs.

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TEMPLIER & RONDEAU PARIS EMBROIDERED SILK AFTERNOON GOWN, c. 1908.

Dusty rose silk charmeuse having cream embroidered net high-neck bodice insert and long sleeve, pleated silk wrap-front bodice with heavily embroidered short chiffon sleeve, inserts and center oval, draped and angled skirt, self tassels at back and ends of self chain suspended from waist, trained skirt decorated with net inserts and Celtic knot appliques, satin under-skirt with pleated hem ruffle.

PRINTED SATIN TRAINED HIGH NECK AFTERNOON GOWN, c. 1902. 2-piece black dotted sapphire blue silk with white paisleys of varying sizes having black and blue dots, boned bodice trimmed in black embroidered net with sequins and bowknot appliques on sleeve, skirt having appliques, ruffled hem with non-conforming lace over ruffle, cotton lining

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‘Annville’s Revival’ Preacher inspired Geek Couture dress from the Her Universe Fashion Show at San Diego Comic Con 2017. Featuring quilted silk ‘stained glass panels’ of each Preacher character on an angular skirt. Hand appliqued and then sealed with over 100 yards of rhinestones. Characters per panel include: Cassidy, Tulip, Fiore and DeBlanc, Arseface, Jesse Custer front and center and the Tulip’s iconic car in the back.

Part 1: Patterning Estelle's Dress

Just a little write up with pictures on how I made my Estelle Cosplay from Tales of Vesperia! I’m not very good with tutorials and am by no means good at sewing, but perhaps someone will find this helpful. It was a lot of trial and error, and my methods are hardly an exact science, so there is much that could be improved on.

Write up under the cut cause it is long! 

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anonymous asked:

Favorite period dress from a film?

HNNNNGGNNGnggngn DONT DO THIS TO ME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! fuck fuck fuck fuc k FUCK THIS IS LIKE CHOOSING A FAVORITE CHILD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ok SHIT ive narrowed it down to my top 5 and i do have a #1 favorite but i wouldnt feel right not mentioning the runner ups so: 

AURORA’S TOP 5 PERIOD MOVIE DRESSES (IN ASCENDING ORDER): 

5. Juliet’s blue dress from Romeo and Juliet (2013) 

this dress… is so fucking beautiful when i saw it for the first time in the theater i straight up gaSPED. i love the stars and the sky motif, and the shades of blue are SO stunning. its not super accurate as far as 16th c italian dresses go bUT it is so beautiful i literally dont care. and its not horribly inaccurate the underbust cut, the sleeves – those are all legit. 

this dress also caused me to look away from douglas booth’s perfect face for like 5 seconds at least which is a huge feat 


4. Snow White’s pink and yellow dress from Mirror Mirror (2012)

this isnt techincally a period costume because the period it comes from is like… fairy tale but i .. do not care sorry. every. single. costume in this movie blows my MIND. they are the work of the genius eiko ishioka and they are S T U N N I N G. this is actually one of the more tame costumes of the movie but its my fave bc it is so lovely and beautiful and is totally perfect with Snow’s character in the film. 

the cape itself is FJFJFHEIGHEIGHIEGHIE !!! i have NO WORDS YALL. and the dress under it is so whimsical and lovely and i lovE IT 

the use of applique on the skirt and the bodice to add  3D to the pattern… the color scheme… the use of organza for the sleeves… these are things i would never think of to combine but they work SO WELL 

3. Cecelia’s green dress from Atonement (2007)

THIS DRESS MAKES ME SCREAM OUT LOUD OH MY GOD. like. okay. okay. [clenches fist]. this dress is fucking REVOLUTIONARY. like in the story this dress is Very Important and it fucking KILLS IT LIKE. iconic. i c o n i c. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the bias cut 1930s dress is one of my favorite styles of dress of all time (and it pains me so much because this style of dress would look terrible on my body type) and the emerald green… the ruching at the back …. i died every day waiting for this dress…

2. Edith’s yellow dress from Crimson Peak (2016) 

ok real talk when i saw this in the theater i like inhaled too much of my icee and like almost died BECAUSE OF !!! THIS !! FUCKING !! DRESS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the construction of this dress is fukcing INSANE and i fucking love the 1890s sooo much and this dress is the DRESS OF MY DREAMS like THE UFKCING POOFY SLEEVES…. WITH THE CREEPY FLOWER EMBROIDERY … THE DRAMATIC BLACK BOW… THE WAISTBAND … THE BELL SHAPED SKIRT….THE GOLDEN COLOR…. WHAT A FUCKING LOOK 

look at the front i truly cannot.. i gotta go take a walk or something this dress is Too Much 

#1 Cinderella’s blue ballgown from Cinderella (2015)

okay. let me tell u something. listen to me. this dress straight affected me on a deep soul-level. like. the moment i saw this dress in the first cinderella trailer i was like …. Nothing Was The Same. this dress honestly changed my life???? and it inspired me to sew so much more because it is straight up the most beautiful thing ive ever seen. before the movie came out i was obsessed w this dress and i looked up every interview w sandy powell ab it and after i looked at all the cosplays of it. also my life like started to get better around the time after i saw this movie???? coincideNCE ??? I THINK NAUGH T !!!! 

this dress is my phone lock screen its also the background of my desktop. this is like. My Dress u know it is just the best thing ive ever seen i could stare at it forever. did u know there is more than 12 layers of differently colored organza that make up the skirt?? and under that there is a petticoat and a crinoline cage??????

the design of it is just. brilliant. the fact that sandy powell started w the idea of cinderella running away from the ball and the movement of the dress is SO great and pays of big time on screen. this is a phenomenon that cannot be expressed thru pictures so please watch this video and feel calm in ur soul and also appreciate the Best Scene In Cinema History 


thank u for caring ab my opinion ab dresses and i hope u enjoyed hearing me yell ab dresses i truly love period dresses so much 

Craftsmanship closeups from Himawari! Starting from the top left and moving right: Pearl beading on ruched silk trim along neckline, suede applique detail on dupioni silk skirt, suede applique detail on steel-boned silk dupioni bodice, suede applique on blonde silk hanging sleeve lining, ruched silk choker with pearl beading and crystal drops, machine embroidery detail and piping on suede/silk hanging sleeve.