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The Hero's Closet: Sewing for Cosplay and Costuming
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Cosplayers rejoice!The Hero's Closet is the ultimate DIY guide to creating unique and fantastical homemade costumes

This essential handbook offers detailed, step-by-step instructions that cover the basics of sewing costumes (which often require skills not found in standard sewing guides) to help even the most novice sewists create the costumes of their dreams. A skilled crafter and avid cosplayer, Gillian Conahan walks readers through finding inspiration online and through their fandom; shares insight into translating character art into real-world garments; and offers advice on pattern selection, alterations, fabrics, and embellishment techniques.

The Hero's Closet is the first how-to handbook on the art of sewing for cosplay. A must-have guide for Comic Con and Halloween, it's essential for all ambitious fans with a DIY spirit who love the idea of cosplay, but need the inspiration and technical tips to make an awesome costume.

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Gillian Conahan. (2017). The Hero's Closet: Sewing for Cosplay and Costuming. ABRAMS.

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Gillian Conahan. 2017. The Hero's Closet: Sewing for Cosplay and Costuming. ABRAMS.

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Gillian Conahan, The Hero's Closet: Sewing for Cosplay and Costuming. ABRAMS, 2017.

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Gillian Conahan. The Hero's Closet: Sewing for Cosplay and Costuming. ABRAMS, 2017.

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Cosplayers rejoice!The Hero's Closet is the ultimate DIY guide to creating unique and fantastical homemade costumes

This essential handbook offers detailed, step-by-step instructions that cover the basics of sewing costumes (which often require skills not found in standard sewing guides) to help even the most novice sewists create the costumes of their dreams. A skilled crafter and avid cosplayer, Gillian Conahan walks readers through finding inspiration online and through their fandom; shares insight into translating character art into real-world garments; and offers advice on pattern selection, alterations, fabrics, and embellishment techniques.

The Hero's Closet is the first how-to handbook on the art of sewing for cosplay. A must-have guide for Comic Con and Halloween, it's essential for all ambitious fans with a DIY spirit who love the idea of cosplay, but need the inspiration and technical tips to make an awesome costume.

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        In her free time, Vogue Patterns editor Conahan is a cosplayer, and her first book combines her extensive sewing skills with her passion for cosplay. The patterns feature individual pieces that can be combined, remixed, and adapted for a variety of uses, as well as full costumes for popular cosplay styles, including three variations on a superhero, a Lord of the Rings-style elf, and anime/manga-inspired ensembles. Pullout pattern sheets feature traceable patterns in men's and women's sizes XS-XL, and directions for basic fit modifications are included. Throughout, Conahan is honest about the time and effort required to sew her designs, but the result is worth it. VERDICT Cosplay is extraordinarily popular, and Conahan's professional-level overview of the design and sewing process is the most thorough and detailed on the market.

        Copyright 2017 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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The Hero's Closet is the first how-to handbook on the art of sewing for cosplay. A must-have guide for Comic Con and Halloween, it's essential for all ambitious fans with a DIY spirit who love the idea of cosplay, but need the inspiration and technical tips to make an awesome costume.

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