Simplicity Sewing: Cosplay Costumes
Intermediate | 1 hour 11 min
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Learn how to sew Cosplay costume essentials – including a structured corset, studded gauntlets and a lined cape – with Michele Muska from Simplicity Patterns. Unsure how to add boning to your bustier? Or insert a separating zipper? Michele covers all these tricky sewing techniques and more, sharing tips and tricks for mastering the pattern at every step. This costume can easily be customized with fur, lace or fanciful trim to create your very own character. 
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Fabric for the Corset (see sizing charts on pattern envelope for fabric requirements):
  • Black textured vinyl
  • Pellon iron-on interfacing in black
  • Broadcloth for lining
  • Heavy-weight canvas for interlining
  • 12" separating zipper
  • Rigilene boning
  • Fabric for Cape (see sizing charts on pattern envelope for fabric requirements):
  • 60” wide satin fabric
  • 3/8 yard ¾”-wide hook and loop tape
  • Fabric for gauntlets:
  • ½ yard studded vinyl
  • ½ yard lining
  • General Supplies:
  • Simplicity Pattern #8201 or #D0510
  • Fabric shears
  • Curved scissors
  • Tailor’s ham
  • Pins
  • Hand-sewing needles
  • Clips (to use instead of pins when working with vinyl)
  • All-purpose thread to match fabric
  • Washi tape (optional)
  • Seam ripper
  • Marking chalk or pencils
  • 3 sew-on snaps
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Zipper foot attachment
  • Jeans or leather sewing machine needle (optional)
  • Trims or fur (optional)
Learn how to:
  • Make a flattering yet flexible corset, a lined cape, and vinyl gauntlets
  • Sew and work with vinyl
  • Follow a commercial pattern
  • Insert a separating zipper
  • Sew with boning
What you’ll get:
  • Step-by-step instruction from Michele Muska of Simplicity Patterns on making three Cosplay accessories: a cape, corset, and gauntlets.
  • HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Karen Jannelle
Love it so fun
More than 3 months ago
Shana Mendez
Very informative. Thank you for taking your time to show us how to do each step carefully and correctly. Also, thank you for your honesty about the difficulty of each step. We a]recite you!
More than 3 months ago
Peyton Bayard
This is awesome! I am just learning to sew with my mom. I love costumes and ComicCon. We always need at least 3-5 costumes a year in N.O. Now I can make more of my own original ideas:D Thank you<3
More than 3 months ago