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How-To

Costume How-to, advice and pattern links

See also

  • Pool Noodle Marie Antoinette Wig Steps for making a 1770s Marie Antoinette "Pouf" wig from a $1 baseball cap, 3 pool noodles, some foam curlers and cool melt glue.



Suit Conversions

Masks

Sewing

Paperwork

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    Lorraine's Favorite

Millinery

Wigs

Fabric Modification

Foam crafts

Other Crafts Projects

  • Making a contract for custom sewing work? Good guidelines at

Custom Sewing Licenses and Regulations in Nebraska, CC393

  • Textile dictionary with an automatic translator for any combination of English, French, Italian or German!

Building Costume Equipment

How To Draw Costumes

See

Draping

Sewing and Needlework

Choose the Correct Pattern Size

(Medieval)

Ken's New Sewing Links
Patterns That Fit You - FreeClasses
Craft And Fabric Links: Learn To Sew
My Sewing Classes
VintageSewing.info—1936, Home Sewing Course—Table of Contents (long)
SewNet, 515-451-9531
Sewing Jargon and Technique
Charles Kleibacker: Master of the Bias
Sewing with Velvet, NF00-424
The Art & Technique of Sewing Velvet
Peggy's Sewing Workshop: Satin Secrets, Microfiber Soft Suedes
Sewing Sheers
Sewing with Voile, NF00-431
Custom Sewing Licenses and Regulations in Nebraska, CC393
Sewing With Knit Fabric; G92-1091-A
Cooperative Extension Catalog of Publications--Textiles, Clothing & Design
What You Ought To Know About Sewing Machine Needles, NF 96-250
Preparing Fabric for Use; G91-1028
Ali Baba (Belly Dance) Costuming Secrets Revealed (Video how-to)
Sewing Machine Manuals for sale in Downloadable Format
Sewing Web - Sewing Resources on the Web
Is There a Difference In Threads? You Be The Judge!
Costume Tips and Tricks by One Tough Costumer
StitchBoy Home (Free Patterns and sewing instructions for all 8 styles of men's stretch swim trunks)
Sewing Lesson Index
Leanna Studios
SewNet, 515-451-9531
Lily Abello's Sewing Resource Guide
The Application of Horsehair Braid (crin trim) to Hemlines
Duct Tape Method of making A Renaissance Bodice Pattern
Round Two Costumes - Duct Tape Patterns
Aíbell ingen Dairmata, Garb
Cloak Making Guide - The Semi-Circular Pattern.
On-line: Publications - Howto's
How To Make a Quick and Easy Cloak
How To Make a Quick and Easy Top Hat
How To Make a Quick and Easy Monster Head
How To Make a Quick and Easy Guido (Large Beret)
How To Make a Quick and Easy Jester Hat
How To Make a Quick and Easy Tabard and Tunic

Unusual Materials & Plastics

See also

Links on Wearable Computing,

Smart Fabrics and Electronic Clothing

Martha Stewart: Crepe Paper Costumes
Yahoo! Groups : Fetish_Sewing
How to make a wing tip collar out of a Clorox bottle
This to That (Glue Advice)
Instructional Videos: TAP Plastics
Cardboard King Set Designs on a Budget
Littleboxofbones - The Vacuum Table Page
Moldmaking With Clear Silicone Rubber - Instructables - DIY, How To, craft, art
Replicating body parts in plaster - Instructables - DIY, How To, craft, art
Ralis Kahn's Vacuum Form Table Plans
American Science & Surplus
NeonString EL Wire & Drivers - Electroluminescent Wire, aka el wire, glowstring, inverters
Opus Framing and Art Supplies - How to Library
2 Part Plaster Moldmaking (PDF)
Workshop Publishing - Plans, Books, Videos - Home Page
DH2 - How-to Costume and Prop Building

(Star Wars, Star Trek & other movie costumes)

Resin Casting and Mold Making/The Alchemy Works
Hirst Arts Mold Making Page
Latex mold making
Build a Foamcutter
Latex Mold Rubber
How to make a Ghillie Suit (the best instructions on the net!)
HobbyCast - Casting Resin, Silicone Rubber, Moldmaking Materials
Bio-Armor Construction Area: How to make Cast Body Armor, step by step
Construction Info and Posts on making Star Wars and other Movie Prop replicas
A Thermoplastics Primer at Sarcasm-hime's (very small) Cosplay Page
Maggie & Mike Percival's Costume Library

(with tips on wing making!)

Elwings Wings
Animated Guide to Making Chainmail
Vacuumforming Plastic
Building a Vacuumform Table
How to Solder EL Wire
Craft Foam Armor Tutorial
The Realm of the Jedielfqueen (Tutorials on craft foam armor, fabric paint embroidery, templates, and many things for making LOTR and Star Wars fan costumes)
Armormaking 101 - Main Page (Craft Foam sheet and Polystyrene sheet armor)
BioWeapons.com Guyver BioArmor (Cast Armor) Construction Site
Studio Creations: (How to info for making Vacuuform armor) 
AA's Prop Armor
Amethyst's Walk-in Prop Closet
Fun Foam
Sam - Orc Armor (Making LOTR fan armor from leather and craft foam)
Armor of God
Dark Victory Armory
warmplastic.com Vacuum Forming
Kevin's Costuming Work
Giant Robot Costume
Neon Man / Neon Anubis
FAIRBANKS NON-TOXIC CRAFTS COOKBOOKDH2 - Definitive How To make Star Wars Costumes (Vacuuform)
PROPTOLOGY:Papier Mache Rediscovered
PROPTOLOGY: Breakdown and Distressing
metallic surfaces
How to Work with Celastic
How to Make Lava Lamps - Oozing Goo

Patterns

The Omnigarment Convertible Multi-use CostumeCostume Pattern Links

Online

Makeup

Many more links on the

Makeup Page

Hats

Costuming 101-Making a 14th Century Hood

How do I make a big showgirl-type headdress?

More How To make Hat Links

Constructing The Perfect Turban (Sikh)
Akal Sangat (Sikh Turban)
Tyeing a Turban (Belly Dance)
Anyiams Creation: Headwrapping Step-by-Step (African)

Hair & Wigs

P s y c h e d e l i c S h e e p: Crazy hair from crazy bitches
The Wig Advice Page
NotJustWigs.com How to Style a Wig
Cornrows.co.uk
Quinnster's Token Pages (All about Hair Extensions)
Transvestite Transformation - a guide to wigs

Hair Dressing Instructions 1849

Knitted Elvis Wig Pattern

More

Hair and Wig How To- & Info

Where to find Supplies

Costume Supplies

Costume Sewing Resources
Touring a Professional Theatre Company Costume Warehouse

Cleaning and care

Clothing Care - Historical Reenactment - 2/14/99
Stain Removal Guide
Stain Removal
The Vintage Connection
Photographing Your Collection of Antique & Vintage Fashions
How To Clean, Store, & Display Antique & Vintage Fashions
Cleaning & Storing Antique & Vintage Clothing, Fashion
If You're Pestered By Pests

More info at

Museum Links

Tying, Pleating and Wrapping

Wrapped in Pride - wrapping a Kente Cloth

Faking Fortuny "Delphos" Pleats

Crushing Silk

Computers

Seven Steps for Making a Costume Shop Web Page

How to make your own web pageeGroups : patternmakingsoftware
My Album Maker

How to support the costs of hosting your costume site through affiliate programs

Painting, Dyeing & Distressing

FAIRBANKS NON-TOXIC CRAFTS COOKBOOK3.4 how can i paint my leather jacket or shoes?
Color Copier Transfer Paper

Fabric Dyeing And Painting at UAF

Many more how to dye links on the

Dye Page

Reference Images for Costume Distressing

Distressing and Weathering Pages
I've figured out the best way to stencil EVER. A must read. (tutorial and pics)

Education & Career Development

Arts and Crafts Classes at Crafty College
Tips for Starting a Costume Business

What Do You do as a Costume Designer for a Living?

Resume Design for the Theatre Designer - Theatre Resources from Artslynx
Theatre Design Portfolios - Theatre Resources from Artslynx
Props Timeline and Product Usage
Who does what in the theatre - Theatre Resources from Artslynx
Stage Design and Theatre TechnologTheatre Resources from Artslynx

Jewelry

Coronet how to make
Society of American Silversmiths - Photo Tips for Metalsmiths
Carl Lemke Unique Jewelry: Heraldic Reproduction Jewelry
Coronet how to make
Making wax seals

Wings

Wing Tutorial
Rulok the Gargoyle - Wings
How do I make fake icicle wings for a costume Ask Metafilter
Gabriel - site showing a costume for the angel Gabriel, with process pictures of chain mail, wing and wig construction
Flights of Fancy--Wings
YouTube - Flapping Wing demo (no sound)
Links to sites on making wings
Simplicity - HOW TO MAKE WINGS
Simplicity Patterns for Sewing Projects - Making Halloween Wings of wire
Iolanthe wing construction
The Avariel Site (Making Wings for costumes, forum, tips, etc.)
Cockeyed.com Incredible Stuff - Hot Glue and Super 77
Cockeyed Presents: Incredible Stuff - Giant Costume Wings

Fursuits & Fake Fur

Welcome to... Fursuit.co.uk!
The German Fursuit Page - Welcome
Ciker costumes - Mascots!
WWW.FURRY.ORG.AU is here!
WebRing: FurRing
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Critter Costuming: Making Mascots and Fabricating Fursuits: Books: Adam Riggs
Welcome to Casa Mai (home of costume and fursuit hobbysts)
realistic werewolf costume - Instructables - DIY, How To, craft, art
Costume Crafting
Nic's Fursuit Pages - Welcome to the Site
Yahoo! Clubs fursuiterden
Faux Fur Fabric
Yahoo! Clubs fursuitingworkshop
Yahoo! Clubs for Furries
Fursuit FAQ
The Griffin Fursuit
Pierre's Mascots & Costumes

Related Links:

The Monster Makers
Fur Happens . com - Custom Mascot and Costume Design
FURSUIT - The Furry Costume Information Exchange
Fursuit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
YouTube - Midwest FurFest 2006 Fursuit Parade

Movie Fan Costumes

Frodo Costume Details by Carolyn
LOTR Costume Research Home
Borg costume guide
Star Trek Uniform Guide
Build Your Own Light Saber - Main
DH2 - Costume and Prop Building Star Wars Series
Building An Evil Ash Costume
Jedi_Robes.page
The Padawan's Guide to Star Wars Prequel Costuming
Star Wars FX
Kin-Char Bamin, Jedi Knight

Many More Links like this may be found at my

Movie Pages: Men With Big Hair

Click here forCostume Pattern and How-to Books

Miscellaneous

Portfolios on Dyeing, Cutting, Painting and Costume Crafts

Dumpster Diver Decor

How do you get to visit a study collection of costumes in a museum?

Food Ideas for Costumer's Parties

Basic Grommet Setting Tips
Welcome to the Costume Plot Database!
USITT Costume Storage Ideas and Images Database Waiting for Submissions
Brass Goggles- SteamPunk Links
Brass Goggles » How-To Costume Goggles
LLOYDIAN MODELLING TIPS (Making models for miniature war scenes-good info for scenic model making and more)
How to Cut Quill Pens from Feathers
Cast Shop - Supplying Casting Products To The UK And Beyond...

Making "casts" for stage

CONCERT JUMPSUITS (Kits for making Elvis Impersonator suits)
Knitted Elvis Wig Pattern
PROPTOLOGY: The Journal of Props Professionals
The Art of Kiltmaking - Celtic Dragon Press
Instant Magic Costume Changes
Instant Magic Costume Changes by Award winning Magician Monica Monique Monros
David & Dania Present Quick Change Products
YouTube - Quick Change Act
YouTube - QUICK CHANGE COSTUMES
YouTube - Quick Change
QUICK-CHANGE - COSTUME-CHANGE - TRANSFORMATION - book
Anglo-Saxon and Viking Crafts - Manuscript Production: Quills

How-to Videos for sale

How to Service Your Own Sewing Machine H-2
Introduction to Sewing Machine Repair #1
How to Service Your Own Sewing Machine-Singer Featherweight H-1
You Can Make It - Learn To Sew - Level 1
Shirtmaking Techniques With David Page Coffin
Sewing Seams Simple for Teens: V. 1 - Elastic Waist Pants
Sewing With Sergers-Basics
Vogue & Butterick's - Designer Sewing
Amazon.com: VHS / Crafts & Hobbies / Sewing
Amazon.com: VHS / Needlework, Knitting & Quilting

Product Links

: How to Cast Small Metal and Rubber Parts : How to Cast Small Metal and Rubber Parts

Critter Costuming: Making Mascots and Fabricating Fursuits: Books: Adam Riggs

The Original Duct Tape Halloween The Original Duct Tape Halloween

Animatronics: A Guide toAnimated Displays Animatronics: A Guide toAnimated Displays

Setting Up Your Sewing Space : From Small Areas to Complete Workshops Setting Up Your Sewing Space : From Small Areas to Complete Workshops

The Costume Book: The Non-Professional's Guide to Professional Results The Costume Book: The Non-Professional's Guide to Professional Results

Fiskars 7929 6984 Softouch Shop Shears

The Costume Technician's Handbook 3/e The Costume Technician's Handbook 3/e

Sadi Thread & Shisha Glass Embroidery: Techniques and Design to InspireCreative Stitching Sadi Thread & Shisha Glass Embroidery: Techniques and Design to InspireCreative Stitching

Finishing the Figure: Doll Costuming, Embellishments, Accessories Finishing the Figure: Doll Costuming, Embellishments, Accessories

Saris: An Illustrated Guide to the Indian Art of Draping Saris: An Illustrated Guide to the Indian Art of Draping

Fashion (Oxford History of Art) Fashion (Oxford History of Art)

Men's Garments 1830-1900 : A Guide to Pattern Cutting and Tailoring Men's Garments 1830-1900 : A Guide to Pattern Cutting and Tailoring

The Halloween Handbook : 447 Halloween Costumes The Halloween Handbook : 447 Halloween Costumes

Character Costume Figure Drawing : Step-by-Step Drawing Methods for Theatre Costume Designers Character Costume Figure Drawing : Step-by-Step Drawing Methods for Theatre Costume Designers

Art to Wear Art to Wear

Costume Design Costume Design

Fashion Design Drawing Course Fashion Design Drawing Course

Period Costume for Stage & Screen : Patterns for Women's Dress, 1800-1909 Period Costume for Stage & Screen : Patterns for Women's Dress, 1800-1909

Fashion Design Fashion Design

Draw Fashion Models! (Discover Drawing) Draw Fashion Models! (Discover Drawing)

Fashion Rendering with Color Fashion Rendering with Color

Caricatures (Learn to Draw) Caricatures (Learn to Draw)

Aziza Sa'id's FAQ - Costume Construction - Circle Skirts

Aziza Sa'id's FAQ - Costume Construction - Harem Pants

Expression [MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION] Expression [MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION]

Somerset Studio [MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION] Somerset Studio [MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION]

Amazon.com: Books: Altered Books, Collaborative Journals, and Other Adventures in Bookmaking

Amazon.com: Books: Artists Journals and Sketchbooks: Exploring and Creating Personal Pages


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