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Modificar patrones
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Comience con patrones simples
  • Busque patrones de costura de Burda, Kwik Sew y patrones etiquetados como 'Fácil'

  • Empiece de forma simple y hágala complicada. Es mucho más fácil agregar o modificar costuras que eliminarlas de un patrón.

Realizar modificaciones en papel vegetal o vitela.
  • Puede comprar rollos de papel de calco en tiendas de arte, tiendas de manualidades y en línea.

  • El papel de calco sueco o Pellon Easy Pattern son tipos de papel para patrones que se pueden coser y que facilitan la creación de patrones y su conversión en maquetas.

Haz una "maqueta"
  • Este es un primer borrador de tu disfraz. Por lo general, se fabrican con muselina, algodón ligero o tela barata.

  • Realice ajustes en su maqueta antes de realizar modificaciones en su tejido final. ¡Una maqueta es para cometer errores y modificaciones para que no desperdicie sus mejores telas!

¡Pergaminos de conocimiento! (También conocido como mis libros de costura favoritos)
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  • Want to try your hand at making your character’s iconic prop yourself? There are many beginner-friendly tutorials online for making props out of foams and thermoplastics.

  • Have access to a 3D Printer? There are models for sale online for all sorts of props. (Some rec centers & libraries now offer maker spaces with printers!)

  • Some props like swords, knives, and bows can be modified from practice polypropylene weapons available on Amazon. (They may not be event friendly, though.)

  • Etsy is a great place to find expertly crafted props made by people in the cosplay community.

Be your own Blacksmith
Craft Foam
  • Craft or EVA foam is easy to work with & cheaper than many other options. It can be cut with a craft knife & manipulated with heat, but be careful when heat shaping or cutting it with a hot knife- it releases toxic fumes when heated! Only heat it in a well-ventilated space & wear proper safety gear.

  • Clay Foam is a product that can be manipulated like dough. It dries into a foam consistency. It bonds well to craft foam and can be used to create detailed shapes that craft foam is not well suited for.

3D Printing
  • 3D printing is a growing part of cosplay now that printers cost about the same amount as sewing machines. Higher-end machines print in finer resolutions and have bigger print bed sizes, saving you time assembling and finishing your costume piece, but low-end machines are still just as great for crafting if you don’t mind the prep work!

    • PLA is the most common filament type. It is easy to use, and less toxic than other options.

    • ABS is a durable filament, great for printing durable items you don’t want snapping when used, like joint pieces and handles.

    • Resin is perfect for high-resolution prints, but requires more steps to work with & resin is toxic so a number of safety protocols are necessary.

  • Thermoplastics such as Worbla, Thibra, Wonderflex, and Cosplayflex are malleable plastic sheets that can be shaped with a heat gun or a high temp blowdryer. Some brands are more popular than others due to them not needing as much prep to smooth their surface texture before painting.

    • Worbla is a thermoplastic brand that comes in several varieties that range from having a cookie dough type texture (Original Worbla) to a smooth finish texture (Black Worbla)

    • Thibra is a thermoplastic brand with a very smooth surface that is known for needing less prep work before painting


  • Similar to origami, and very kid-friendly, Papercraft is a low-cost option for props & armor. Patterns can be found online or created with a variety of programs. These patterns are printed out and taped together to form a paper base for building a prop or costume piece with cardboard or foam.

  • Pepakura Designer is a popular program that allows the user to import 3D data pulled from games and ‘unfold’ the design into a pattern.

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¡Nivel 4 muy pronto!
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