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Author Lambeth, Cheralyn, author

Title Creating the character costume : tools, tips, and talks with top costumers and cosplayers / Cheralyn Lambeth
Published New York : Routledge is an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, an Informa Business, 2016
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Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I: Creating Your Character Costume; Chapter 1 Pre-Production-What to Know Before Beginning Your Costume; Things to Consider When Costuming for ... ; Fun! Halloween, Themed Parties, and Other Costumed Social Events; Cosplay for Conventions-Hall Costumes and Masquerades/Costume Contests; Historical Re-enactment; Exhibits and Displays; Photo Shoots/Print Work; Theater, Dance, and Live Performance; Film and Television; List of Supplies-Tools, Building Materials, and Other Helpful Items; Basic Sewing Techniques and Helpful Hints
Aging and DistressingChapter 4 Wigs and Hairpieces; Altering an Existing Wig; How to Wear Your Wig; The Care and Feeding of Your Wig; Other Types of Hairpieces; ... And How to Make Them; Simple Stitched Center-Part Wig; Chapter 5 Armor; Types of Armor Materials; Building Armor from Cardboard: A Re-creation of Spartan Armor; Part II: Tools, Tips, and Talks with Costumers and Cosplayers; Chapter 6 Albin Johnson; Chapter 7 Jeffrey Hawley; Chapter 8 Cricket Bauer Pohanka; Chapter 9 James Rippe; Chapter 10 DJ Spider; Chapter 11 Orvis Evans; Chapter 12 Jennifer McCollum
Chapter 13 Richard Siebigteroth and Cynthia HardestyChapter 14 Mark Zoran; Chapter 15 Allison (Aly) Amidei; Chapter 16 Spat Oktan; Chapter 17 Diana Waldier; Chapter 18 About the Author: Cheralyn Lambeth; Resources; Index
Chapter 2 Pattern-Making and Creating Basic PatternsCreating Patterns Versus Using Store-Bought Patterns; Drafting Custom Patterns; A. Bodice with Sleeve; B. Pants; C. Skirt; Chapter 3 Accessories and Finishing; A. Hats; The Basics of Hat-Making and Different Types of Hats; Creating a Basic Hat Pattern (and Altering the Pattern to Create a Variety of Hats); B. Shoes; Creating a Basic Shoe Shape; Creating Your Pattern; Covering an Existing Pair of Shoes: Creating a Fantasy Pair of Boots; C. Headdresses; Crowns; Horns; Masks; D. Wings; E. Jewelry; F. Dyeing, Aging, and Distressing; Dyeing
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Costume.
Tailoring -- Pattern design.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 131574631X (ebk)
1317597966 (electronic bk.)
9781315746319 (ebk)
9781317597964 (electronic bk.)