Sewing your own cosplay costume requires a massive investment of time, energy, and sewing skills. Before you get started, you should watch all of this three-part video tutorial on sewing cosplay costumes. It covers everything from buying fabric to the actual sewing and everything in between, and should have you ready for you next anime convention in no time.
Silent Hill might be the single scariest game of all time, and it has spawned many sequels and films of wide-ranging quality. If you like the games and want to cosplay as one of the sexy yet demonic nurses from Silent Hill 1 and the film, this video will teach you everything you need to know, from what fabric to get to the pattern and how to put it all together.
In this clip, learn how to make incredibly awesome chakrams for Axel on a budget. These props can be made for under 30 bucks and look perfectly realistic. In part one of this tutorial, you will learn all about how to put your chakram together and in part two you will get to see the final product. Follow along and learn how to put this piece together and add the finishing touches to your cosplay costume.
Check out this step by step instructional video to learn how to make a Cosplay Sword from cardboard and wood! Make sure you have all of the following materials to start making your Cosplay sword: spray paint, hard cardboard, wooden dowel, bendable metal wire, silver colored tape, embellishment, super glue, hand saw, paper clay, masking tape, scrap papers, pen knife, and a PVC pipe. Watch this Cosplay video and enhance your role playing with this tutorial!
Learn how to make costume kitty ears out of polymer clay. Depending on how much effort you put in, these could be a quick costume idea or a great cosplay accessory.
Bleach is one of the most popular manga and anime series of recent years, and the cast of teenage characters make great cosplay fodder. Watch this video to learn how to sew DIY Hakama pants for your next cosplay convention.
Check out this tutorial video sequence to learn how to make a Kingdom Heart's 2 Organization 13 Coat for Cosplay! In part 1, you will learn how to make the front part of the coat. Then, when you start sewing, you have to make sure that the outside of the coat is on the inside and to start sewing the shoulders first. This is one way of making Axel and Saix coats for Cosplay. This video was filmed in the hopes of helping people who are struggling to make an Organization XIII Coat. Watch these i...
In this tutorial, learn how to make a basic keyblade for use in cosplay. There are many different types of keyblades you can make for different characters and this tutorial will give you pretty universal advice. This video is three parts, so make sure you watch all the way through. See you at the conventions!
Check out this tutorial video to learn how to make Axel's chakrams for Cosplay. This instructor guides you along every step of the process, even taking you to the store and providing tips on which materials to use. Watch this instructional video that details how to make Axel's chakrams for cosplay, and enhance your role playing.
If you really want to make a convincing cosplay costume, be it furry, anime, manga, or video-game related, you're going to need really high-quality wigs, makup, and contact lenses. This video will show you how to shop for and use all of these products to make a really awesome costume.
For all you cosplay-loving goths out there, here is a makeup tutorial hosted by Internet-cosplay sensation Adora BatBrat... showing you once more, how to apply a gothic makeup look! In this tutorial, Adora shows how to apply a gothic lace look by using a real piece of lace as a stencil across her face. Watch & learn how to get this creative make-up look!
Pyramid Head. You've heard the name before. You've saw him in action. Now cosplay as him. This costume could be used for Halloween, cosplay, or just for the hell of it. Pyramid Head is a fictional monster from the Silent Hill video game and movie. So watch this four-part video tutorial to see how to do it. If you can follow these instructions, you could never need another cosplay getup again. Unless you want to try out some anime or manga.
Cosplay, or "costume play," is basically dressing up with costumes and accessories to represent a specific character, usually one in anime (like Sailor Moon) or manga. Like most Japanese fashion trends, cosplay emerged from the trendsetting Harajuku district of Japan and continues to thrive today, even in America when people wear costumes to anime conventions.
TheTribalButterfly fulfills your request to give a video tutorial on how she does her cosplay makeup, and this is it, in two parts. Anime and manga costumes are hard enough to make, and then there's the makeup. You just don't look right without it. Cosplay is no joke, it's an art, and you need to look good!
Cosplay is a fine art these days, and if you want to get into it, deciding which of the thousands of characters you have to choose from to cosplay as can be tough. Making a good costume is hard work, so you want to make sure you choose the right character for you before you invest your time and money. This video features several regular cosplayers giving you all sorts of tips and advice for picking your character based on body type, personality, and other factors.
DISCLAIMER: You could get hurt doing this. There's scars to prove it. This five-part video tutorial is on how to make folding, feathered wings for a Van Fanel cosplay costume. So if you're a fan of anime or manga, and you love cosplay, why not try and make this cool wings? Just be careful of those feathers. This is an art, not a science, need I remind you?
Watch this step by step costume making guide on how to make a Suzumiya Haruhi skirt for cosplaying. This tutorial is great for anime enthusiasts, designers, and do it yourself fashion aficionados. Learn the necessary steps of designing a Suzimiya Haruhi skirt for cosplaying.
Watch this cosplay how to video and learn how to make your own kitty ears for cosplay anime role play! Crochet a cute pair of Japanese cosplay cat ears with this helpful crochet how-to video tutorial. These crochet cat ears will add a decorative touch to any anime costume.
TheTribalButterfly, in this video tutorial talks about cosplay for anime and manga, but not really. She really talks about how to choose the perfect fabric for all your cosplay needs. Those fictional characters are just dying to get out of your body and on your body, so cosplay away with the right tools to perform this new art.
See how easy it is to make your very own Naruto shoes for cosplay! They're cheap, easy to make, and fun! Anime and manga, all the way!
Soul eater is one of the most popular manga and anime series in the world, and the scythe that protagonist Maka uses against the souls of the damned is one of teh cooler weapons in modern anime. This video will teach you how to make an excellent cardboard replica of it for cosplay.
If you're looking to mix it up at your next cosplay or going out for Halloween and want to dress as a male character and get the look right, one method you can use is closed shirt binding. In this video, you will learn how to use a sports bra, a compression shirt, and more to get the look!
In this clip, learn how to take easy items and create very cool, big rabbit feet just in time for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland themed cosplay costumes. These feet are big and very realistic looking - you will turn a ton of heads at your next convention with this look! Have fun!
In this clip, learn how to make a giant hammer like Amy Rose carries in Sonic the Hedgehog. This hammer can be made with simple items that you may already have from other projects, or can be easily found at a craft store or Walmart. This hammer is super cool and realistic looking, so follow along and get ready for you summer conventions with this fun cosplay style.
You don't have to be Asian-American to enjoy Anime cosplay. In this tutorial, learn how to style African American hair into funky spikes just like your Eastern counterparts. This video will show you all the steps you need to take and all the products you will need to get your hair into that tell-tale cosplay spike like Kanon.
Watch this step by step instructional video on how to do impossible & gravity defying hair we see in Anime/ Manga and Games xD! Great how-to video for those interested in learning how to do cosplay.
Vocaloids have to be one of the weirdest of the many weird things to ever emerge from Japan. They are basically synthesizer software programs that can sing any song a user creates in the voice of a character created for that Vocaloid. The queen of these Vocaloid characters is Hatsune Miku, who has become something of a cosplay darling since her software caught on. This video will show you how to make her cosplay replicas of her iconic headphones.
Check out this clip before you head to any conventions this summer! In this video, learn how to create Lina Inverse's shoulder armor for cosplay and look great. You will need basic craft supplies and will be using things like duct tape, papier mache, tap lights and foam to build this piece of body armor.
In this clip, learn how to make western style swords for cosplay. This particular sword is inspired by Zelgadis Greywords of "Slayers" and can be done quite easily with items you have around your house or craft room. Have fun with it at the conventions this summer!
Check out this video tutorial on styling a wig for cosplay. Your anime or manga costume is incomplete until you have the right wig, so watch this how-to to get the tips of the art of wig making for cosplay outfits.
This shows you how to make the box weapon from Katekyo Hitman Reborn for your cosplay costume! You'll need a selection of craft foam, some foam board, craft glue, scissors or a craft knife, measuring tape, a marking tool, and some hinges.
It's not a real Lal Mirch cosplay costume without the goggles! This tutorial shows you how to make the goggles from one of Katekyo Hitman Reborn characters from cardboard, posterboard and some craft foam. You'll also need some glue, a marking tool, scissors, a utility knife, goggles, headphones, tape and some paint.
Kiki's Delivery Service is one of Japanese anime filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki's most beloved films and Kiki among his strongest protagonists. If you love Kiki and want to be her for Halloween or a cosplay event, watch this video to learn how to put together an easy but good Kiki costume.
Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is the last and most epic large console title in the series, and Princes Midna it's awesome new heroine. In this video you'll learn how to do really spot-on makeup for a Princess Midna (human form) costume for Halloween or cosplay.
James Saint James, author of Party Monster, teaches you how to make a wig out of green vermicelli. Yes, really. Host is Lenora Claire. Great tutorial for those interested in cosplay.
James St. James, author of Party Monster, teaches you how to make a tentacle face makeup prosthetics...out of cereal! Your host for the show is Lenora Claire. Perfect tutorial for those interested in cosplay. Use liquid latex, which you can get at any theatrical supply store.
Ever wanted to look like your favorite video game or computer game character? Then venture into the fun and strange world of cosplay by checking out this makeup tutorial.
This is a tutorial on how to make yourself a lovely pair of wings for cosplaying. If you want to be an angel, or maybe just want to fly around the next comicon, this is the video for you.
If you want to put the finishing touches on your new BioShock cosplay outfit, of if you just think it would be awesome to charge at your friends with the favorite weapon of Big Daddys across Rapture, this is a guide for you.
There are two kinds of people who will find this video tutorial useful: Jewelers/jewelry making aficionados and cosplay fans. That's because this crystal clear, shiny resin gemstone can be used just as equally for a beautiful pendant or a paperweight as it can be for cosplay costume accessories like shoulder pads and helms.