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06-13-2006, 09:32 PM
*Last Updated: 11/25/08*
Update Notes: I took out the color by accident, but that same accident reduced the text count by sixty-something percent. I do check back time to time and love to see all the great work still being done here. Updates will come when they do; keep it up guys and gals!

Please only post completed tutorials. Please do not post asking for help, or saying that you will be making a tutorial in the future. Thanks.

Learn how to use the SEARCH (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=95622) Button (Tutorial)!

~Material Information~

Plastic & Resin (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=87064)

Pink Insulation Foam (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=95725)

PVC Pipe (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=80306)

Thermoplastics (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=96477)


~On-site Tutorials~

ANBU Mask (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=100544)

Anti-Form Sora (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=112833)

Blade's Edge (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=80895)

Bunny Ears (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=106774)

Buster Sword (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=82923)

Ovans' Casket Arm (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=80813)

Contacts How-to (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=126499)

Common sword questions (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=44967)

'Creepy' Sword (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=108509)

Demyx's sitar (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=108921)

Dosu Kinuta's Sound Amplifier (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=86721)

Fang's (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=76762)

Featherweights': Automail (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=70438), Cardboard Helm (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=97106), Cardboard Katana (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=76828), Ichigo Hollow Mask (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=89839), K.H. Key (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=80141), Kunai/Shurkien (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=71070), ]Ninja Book (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=134354), Trench Knive (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=100906), Webbing (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=74108)

Frans' Shoes (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?p=2226450#post2226450)

Folding Fan (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=95386)

Gem Making (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=92780

Grimmjow Jaggerjack Mask (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=122606

Haku Bun Covers (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=111227

Haku Bun's (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?p=1953736#post1953736

Hollow Mask (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?p=2020656#post2020656)

Inuyasha and Sesshoumaru's Armor (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?p=2020656#post131400)

Kaiba's Arm Bands (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=73617)

Keyblades & Swords (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=145069)

Kunai bag (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=108472)

Making boots (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=81069)

Naruto Forehead Protector (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=103830)

Naruto Kakashi Face-Mask (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=115423)

Naruto Ninja Sandal (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=89912)

Naruto Scrolls (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=117107)

Naruto Shurikens (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?p=1964951)

Paine's Sword (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=2704521)

Porous Styrofoam (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=152912)

Roronoa Zoro's Swords (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=158774)

Scythe (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=113812)

Summoner Yuna's Staff (http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=863973)

Sakuras' Staff (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=116747)

Tails (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=75663)

Tessaiga (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=28010)

The Kingdom Key and Oathkeeper (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=50530)

Tobi's Mask (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=148860)

Tsuka Wrapping (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=157202)

Ulquiorra's Mask (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=133700)

Vash's Glasses (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=150543)

Vinyl Over Foam (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=83378)

Waraji (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=69336)

Wing & Moving Wing design (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=23650)

Wooden Katana/Sword (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=143563)

WoW Judgement Armor (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=117231)

Yumichika's Face Feathers (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=99924)

Zabuza's Sword (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=84867)


~Off-site Tutorials~

.hack// Hats (http://adelade.deviantart.com/art/hack-hat-tutorial-88890432)

Akatsuki Cloud (http://malindachan.deviantart.com/art/Akatsuki-Cloud-Tutorial-67652953)

Anbu vest (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/41838257/)

Articulated 6' Wings (http://www.andsewingishalfthebattle.com/tutorials/34-tutorials/52-the-angel-wing-tutorial)

Benihime Prop (http://www.studiohybrid.org/cosplay/benihime.html)

Building a Vacuform Machine (http://www.vacuumformerplans.com/)

Craft Foam (http://entropyhouse.com/penwiper/costumes/helmsdeep.html)

Deidaras' Clay Bird (http://malindachan.deviantart.com/art/Deidara-s-bird-Tutorial-63790525)

Feathered Wings (http://www.paper-wings.org/tutorials/wings/wings.html)

Folding, Feathered Wings (http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=E2A1DF90AB087DF0)

Fuzzy Kitty Feet (http://hobbyistsparadise.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3539)

Garaa Gourd (http://ryoko-and-yami.deviantart.com/art/Gaara-s-Gourd-Tutorial-69032058)

Link (Ocarina of Time) (http://www.trsrockin.com/link.html)

Hiyori (Vizard) Mask (http://xaynie.livejournal.com/2159.html)

Making Mokonas (http://www.artflower.de/index.php?tutorials_mokona)

Mastersword (http://trsrockin.com/mastersword.html)

Naruto's Sandal (http://www.freewebs.com/iron_chef_cosplay/tut01.html)

Oblivion/Oathkeeper (http://batrock.net/kim/cosplay/keyblade/)

Prop Scaler Program (.exe) (http://www.drakkashi.com/tutorials.html)

Raichu (http://www.trsrockin.com/raichu.html)

Reno's Electro-Mag Rod (http://damnyx.deviantart.com/art/Reno-s-Boom-Stick-Tutorial-92803399)

Seifers' Necklace (http://www.studiohybrid.org/cosplay/seifernecklace.html)

Zabuza's Sword (http://www.thetworivers.com/avatrix/sword/sword.htm)


Thats all for now kiddies; Enjoy!

06-14-2006, 07:10 AM
Awsome... you found my tutorial... LOL. I'd been meaning to update it. It was just waay too far back.

06-15-2006, 05:02 AM
sweet! my tutorial is the first listed! lol. thanks for putting it on the list ^^

06-15-2006, 10:24 AM
Wow! Good job!! I bow to your cosplay forum posting skillz...^_^

06-15-2006, 09:27 PM
Ack! I posted that tutorial twice?! x.x Sorry! Delete the first one please?

"How to make a good tail! Tutorial

06-15-2006, 10:32 PM
Samansa-chan, Done and done, sorry I didn't catch that.

07-05-2006, 03:18 PM
Here's a link to another excellent guide:
Dosu Kinuta's Sound Amplifier Tutorial

07-09-2006, 05:06 PM
Hey, does anyone know how to make scythes? I created a character, and she has a scythe for a weapon. It's a bit complex,, the patters, but I dun need help with that part, I just need to learn how to make the scythe itself.

07-09-2006, 06:09 PM
Mizuhaki, I added that tutorial to the list. Good Eye!

Souzousei kaish, I would look through Featherweight's katana tutorial or Zabuza Sword Tutorial, and adapt their construction method to your sythe needs. I have seen a sythe tutorial floating around somewhere but I don't think I have a link to it. It would be under something like "The Guilty Gear thread". Good luck.

Nara Shikamaru
07-12-2006, 02:16 AM
I made a guide to some plastics, not sure if you want to put it here.

07-12-2006, 02:59 PM
Nara Shikamaru - Added! Very nice by the way.

08-02-2006, 12:22 AM
What about a Tutoral for wings? Angel wings...devil wings....retractible wings? I see various comments and threads spread out a good bit on the forums, but no real "Click HERE to buy THESE wings." or "THIS is how to make THESE wings."


08-05-2006, 03:39 PM
What about a Tutoral for wings? Angel wings...devil wings....retractible wings? I see various comments and threads spread out a good bit on the forums, but no real "Click HERE to buy THESE wings." or "THIS is how to make THESE wings."

This person (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=89299) posted a tutorial for tiny wings, although the thread itself is a link to another page.

08-05-2006, 03:52 PM
This person (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=89299) posted a tutorial for tiny wings, although the thread itself is a link to another page.
Yeah, but because it's not mine or on these boards, it probably shouldn't be added to this thread without permission. Besides, Yoshiii has their own thread pertaining to their particular situation, which won't really be helped by the tutorial I posted.

08-11-2006, 06:12 AM

another one to add to the list

08-13-2006, 04:17 PM
if anyone needs to make a big shurikan 24x24 inches point to point .let me know i will give instructions.. i dont have any pics right now but will soon .. looks great

08-14-2006, 02:32 PM
Featherweight: Your tutorial has been added. You never stop amazing me, keep 'em coming!

emraldalchemist & everyone else: All tutorials are welcome and encouraged!

08-24-2006, 12:45 AM
Feel this should be said (maybe even put in the first post), this thread is NOT to ask for help, it is NOT to say you're going to make a tutorial in the future. What this thread is for is to easily find (for those of you who are too lazy to use the search, and to make life easier for the rest of us) tutorials which are scattered on this forum. This thread is also to post links to your own tutorials, or tutorials you happen to find that you think should be added to the list.

09-06-2006, 02:55 PM
HCC's tutorial page:

Specifically, making silicone RTV molds and casting polyurethane resin:

09-14-2006, 10:01 AM
I put together a small tutorial on making Seifer's necklace from FF8.


09-17-2006, 09:25 PM
This is State_Alchemist's tutorial for making shinigani sandals.


09-18-2006, 04:11 PM
Since this is the first thing people see and probally check out when they come to the props forum, i would really suggest that we put in nice big letters at the top something about "USING THE SEARCH." It is amazing how many people i see asking questions that have been asked a million and a half times on the forums lol

09-21-2006, 11:36 PM
This is my gem making tutorial.


09-28-2006, 09:28 PM
Ditto/Unknownbie: The new first post should reflect your point(s).

AJ/Kagato/fuzzydude/Ani BEE: I'll update the first post when I have more free time.

10-21-2006, 04:57 AM
I posted a tutorial for Summoner Yuna's Staff (FF X) in my gallery:


10-21-2006, 11:45 AM
Regarding the people asking about wing tutorials - there probably wouldn't be much demand for it, but I could write up how I made my Haibane wings if people wanted. However, they're different than ordinary bird-wings/angel-wings/bat-wings/devil-wings, so the technique wouldn't really be applicable for anything other than Haibane wings - it'd be pretty narrow and specific.

10-22-2006, 09:45 PM
Not a prop but I guess it's an accessory? My anbu vest tutorial: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/41838257/

10-23-2006, 03:32 PM
My Folding Fan tutorial


10-23-2006, 09:40 PM
Ani Bee - Added!

Cristophine & Everyone that has posted off-site links - As of right now I am only posting on-site tutorials, but I might make a section at the bottom of off-site tut's.

10-24-2006, 09:05 PM
I swear Iím not nitpicking but was there a reason my gem making tutorial wasnít posted PrincessYuni :(

And thank you for posting the other one.

I vote for the of site tutorials section as well :bigtu: Even I'm haveing trouble keeping track of them.

10-25-2006, 03:05 PM
Ani Bee - I added your gem tut. Sorry, I missed it.

I also went ahead and added an Off-site section. Now everything that has been linked to me is in the list.

10-28-2006, 10:17 AM
This offline Craft Foam tutorial should be added I’ve used it many times in reference in the past.

and fursuit/Mascot

moving wing Tutorial

11-29-2006, 02:58 AM
Polyester (clear) resin jewels

Would u prefer I edit my original post or post again when we add stuff?

11-29-2006, 11:30 PM
A J ~ Its actually easier if you just do a new post, because then I don't have to look through everything every day.

12-13-2006, 03:23 AM
What about a Tutoral for wings? Angel wings...devil wings....retractible wings? I see various comments and threads spread out a good bit on the forums, but no real "Click HERE to buy THESE wings." or "THIS is how to make THESE wings."


Try my how-to folding wing construction tutorial article from the Tokyopop.com Fashion/Cosplay column:

There are also some other How-to articles in the series, including a puppetry one:

If anyone has more questions or wants larger-scale pictures of those how-to projects, just let me know.

12-30-2006, 11:21 PM

I wrote this up earlier today, if it's useful. I figured that it's more time spent building and shaping the feathers then applying them (like for Makeup Tutorials), so I hope it fits here.

Chibi Ice Wolf
01-03-2007, 10:42 PM

A tutorial for fuzzy kitty feet (specifically Puchiko from Di Gi Charat) that I made. ^^ If this helps you make something I'd love to see it! =D

01-08-2007, 09:37 AM

C: My tutorial for an easy, inexpensive way to make an ANBU Mask.

O.O And it's nonmessy so there is little to no clean up after your done.

01-13-2007, 11:49 AM
another little one for the list

01-13-2007, 10:06 PM
I know I need todo some updating, but I *should* be up-to-date tommorow if not tonight.

Awsome stuff to one and all!

Featherweight, it is like I only ever say to you "will you never cease to amaze me". Keep it up.

01-16-2007, 03:34 PM
This offline Craft Foam tutorial should be added Iíve used it many times in reference in the past.

and fursuit/Mascot

moving wing Tutorial

This post has just saved my bacon on three counts with one fell swoop! Thank you so much!

01-22-2007, 10:14 AM
hey i just realized i haven't posted this yet.


it's for berserker rikku (ff x-2) ARMOR and HORN, but it's a cheap & rather easy way (with very available materials^^) to make any kind of armor-like props that aren't too huge.

EDIT: in the same gallery, i also posted a tutorial for yuna / paine's gunner dressphere GUNS made using rigid insulation foam (another cheap & available material^^)

01-24-2007, 01:11 PM

Yup. ^^ Thanks Kukkii-san! -tackleglomps- Your Berserker Rikku looks awesome by the way.

Raiji Magiwind
02-05-2007, 01:26 PM
I thought I would let those of interest (mainly the Bleach fans...:D ) know of the new tutorial I have added to the "How do I make [_____] sword questions" thread, for a 41" prop of Tensa Zangetsu, using a 41" bokkun as a base.
It is on page 10 of the thread, or you can also click here...

Tensa Zangetsu- Bokkun Base 41" (http://forums.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=1713072&postcount=141)

02-08-2007, 02:25 PM
Wing harnesses:
And making big giant angel wings in the messiest manner possible:

02-13-2007, 06:12 PM
Oop, forgot to post this one. Temari's Fan for all of those Narutards who seem to be completely baffled about it. >>


Aurora Maryte
02-19-2007, 02:14 PM
Hi. I have a completed tutorial- that is, as long as you're okay with no pics. I explained everything pretty throughly though, so most people should be able to follow along. It's to make Naruto headbands from scratch.


02-20-2007, 12:25 AM
Aurora - Very Nice. Thanks for the contribution.

02-24-2007, 08:13 AM
Reallallllyyyy gooood tutorials =3 thanx

03-12-2007, 09:18 AM
I finished my scythe tutorial. http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?p=1771512#post1771512

TR Rose
03-13-2007, 09:30 AM
My off-site Cosplay Journals (step-by-step guides for some of my costumes)

- Raichu Cosplay Journal (http://www.trsrockin.com/raichu.html)
- Princess Peach Cosplay Journal (http://www.trsrockin.com/peach_guide.html)
- Link (Ocarina of Time) Cosplay Journal (http://www.trsrockin.com/link.html)

Cosplay journals include info about the clothing aspects as well as the props/accessories for these costumes. I hope they're helpful!

03-21-2007, 11:26 AM
here my human sized bunny ear tutorial http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=106774

04-03-2007, 11:14 PM
Here's my cheap-o kunai bag tutorial:


Lady Tyrona
04-05-2007, 09:30 AM
Fancy making a creapy sword from scratch? Follow the Legend-Excalibur tutorial!:

04-08-2007, 09:57 PM
I posted a tutorial on building Demyx's sitar from Kingdom Hearts II. It's on-site, located here:


05-02-2007, 09:33 PM
Here's my tutorial:
It's for Haku (From Naruto) Bun Covers

05-14-2007, 09:05 PM
The first post has just been updated. Every tutorial that has been brought to my attention is now listed.

Go check it out!

05-18-2007, 12:55 AM
some of the links dont work for me...

Sol Shadow1
05-19-2007, 03:02 PM
yea like the scythe tutorial doesnt work....

05-19-2007, 10:54 PM
Hello there! I've posted pretty much all of my "Making of Anti-Sora" tutorial here:
The Making of Anti-Form Sora (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=112833)
This thread specifies how to make a pair of Sora shoes, but also links to my two other tutorials, To make a Sora Wig... (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=112871) and Glowy eyes/accessories and smoke (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=112874). The second is especially notable as it talks about getting glowy bits on costumes/props and how to make a costume actually smoke, safely. ^.^ Hope these help!

05-20-2007, 08:21 PM
Sauru - Cool stuff.

Everyone else - I removed the dead links I could find. If anyone finds more PM me, thanks.

05-23-2007, 11:02 AM
A link to the LoZ forums, for a how-to on a glowing Navi or fairy companion from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time or Majora's Mask.

Tutorial Found Here (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?p=1865073#post1865073)

06-03-2007, 05:25 PM
I put together a scythe tutorial (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=113812) since I didn't see one. This one uses insulation foam.

06-20-2007, 09:17 PM
Eek the link to Anti-Form Sora is wrong on the first page >_<

06-22-2007, 12:32 PM
Sakura staff tutorial

06-22-2007, 08:45 PM

haku.hinamori bun tutorial, my version. : D

06-24-2007, 01:31 PM
Also, for shurikens, if you learn origami, it works really well! You can make them out of paper, and they're alot lighter. XD
And they look more real if you can manager to make them out of duck tape.
My friend made a bunch of them in less than an hour!^^
She also made 2 giant ones. XD

06-25-2007, 09:58 AM
I put together an easy quide to making naruto scrolls, i have yet to add pics but since its explained in detail, and mostley at your disgression as to sizes etc...its not hard...


check it out, have fun, rock on...

06-26-2007, 12:05 PM
Tutorial for Judgement Armor from Warcraft.


This tutorial also contains general advice for making each piece (plated gauntlets, plated boots, giant shoulders, etc.)

TR Rose
06-26-2007, 01:01 PM
This is my husband (Concolor)'s tutorial, posted on my website.

Making foam and latex weaponry (specifically Link's Master Sword, but the techniques work for other weapons as well).

Oh, and our Katamari costume journal too:

06-28-2007, 07:03 PM
Hey There :D I got a new tutorial up X3
Please post under "Naruto Shuriken Tutorial"
Link: http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?p=1964951#post1964951

Thankies :D

FE Freak
07-08-2007, 05:44 PM
Offsite Naruto Sandal Tutorial

Here's the Tutorial. (http://www.freewebs.com/iron_chef_cosplay/tut01.html)

07-12-2007, 07:19 PM
I just made a Bleach Hiyori (Vizard) Mask Tutorial. http://xaynie.livejournal.com/2159.html .

It basically uses paper mache and modeling clay to create it. You can use this tutorial to create almost any Bleach character's mask, be it a Hollow, Vizard, or even Arrancar.

FE Freak
07-17-2007, 07:20 PM
Here's Dailam Lam's insulation foam blade edge tutorial.


07-19-2007, 08:50 PM
I posted an "Instructible" on making a good, cheap, upgradeable vacuum former using your kitchen oven and vacuum cleaner.


One distinctive feature of this system is that the frames let you mix and match edge lengths to make different-sized (and -shaped) frames for different projects. (Matching gaskets on tape-down sheets are interchangeable.) That not only saves plastic, but generally gives better results.

Here's a little movie of the kitchen setup in action:


You can make a standalone oven for the vacuum former for less than $30, using a two-burner hot plate and disposable aluminum pans. (That way you're not stuck in the middle of your kitchen.)

You can also add a high-vacuum system that gives you better detail for thick plastic for under $50.

All that stuff and more is linked at my new Vacuum Former Plans site, www.VacuumFormerPlans.com


07-28-2007, 11:48 PM

I has a Hollow Mask tutorial. This is a high-quality, realistic version rather than 'masks on a budget.'

07-29-2007, 01:17 PM
The headband tutorial link isn't leading to the right page.

09-01-2007, 10:36 PM
I have an addition to make to the list! here's a tutorial for Deidara's clay birds:

FE Freak
09-04-2007, 01:47 PM
The Naruto Headband Tutorial link needs to be fixed.It links to a person's photo.

And here's gundammrw's Grimmjow Jaggerjack mask tutorial.Grimmjow Jaggerjack Mask Tut. (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=122606)

09-17-2007, 11:55 AM
Here (http://www.artflower.de/index.php?tutorials_mokona) is a pattern and instruction on making Mokonas.

09-20-2007, 09:12 PM
Well, it's not exactly a prop making tutorial, but here (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=126499)'s my tutorial on how to insert contact lenses (for those who wish to go to that extreme n_n).

10-15-2007, 01:39 PM
I wrapped up my Benihime prop tutorial.


10-18-2007, 05:14 PM
Not exactly a prop...but here is my Akatsuki Cloud tutorial! ^^

FE Freak
10-28-2007, 04:34 PM
Annie-Mei's, Kakashi face mask tutorial.

Here it is,good luck Kakashi cosplayers. (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=115423)

11-03-2007, 12:04 PM
the naruto headband tutorial just takes you to some chick's picture...

11-03-2007, 01:39 PM
the naruto headband tutorial just takes you to some chick's picture...

Yeah, it links to picture 103830 instead of thread 103830


11-06-2007, 06:22 PM
I made a tutorial for Gaara's gourd from Naruto. It can be found on Deviantart here http://ryoko-and-yami.deviantart.com/art/Gaara-s-Gourd-Tutorial-69032058

11-23-2007, 03:40 PM
Here's yet another Oblivion/Oathkeeper tutorial ;) Hopefully it'll be useful!


Amethyst Angel
12-06-2007, 04:01 AM
I've re-vamped my armormaking tutorial to coincide with the launch of my books.


I've included lots of new material, which I hope will come in handy...

12-11-2007, 06:22 PM
My guide to making Ulquiorra's mask:


12-22-2007, 04:06 PM

a newand better kunai and ninja star tutorial plus head bands

01-03-2008, 03:28 AM
here's my tutorial for making Fran's shoes, from Final Fantasy XII

01-07-2008, 04:19 PM
Back from the Dead with an Update!

Everything before this post has been added and/or corrected! As always let me know via post/pm if there are wrong or broken links.

Please take note:

Please DO post completed tutorials/how-to's here.
Please do NOT post requests here.

Thank you.

Also, as noted in the first post, we have reached our 10,000'th character and can no longer extend the text. Due to this I will be making an On-Site, Off-Site, and Materials tutorial pages. When they are made the first post will be reduced to a hub in which to send you to the respective lists. I will state this again in BIG BOLD TEXT for those without eyes to see.

Thanks for all of your hard work! Everyone keep it up.

01-07-2008, 06:05 PM
*Last Updated: 1/7/08*

UPDATE: The tutorial List has reached 10,000 characters (the post limit). My next update will put Material/Onsite/Offsite Links in their own threads.

Just a suggestion you can delete "tutorial" and other play on words, journal etc after every single tutorial since in the catagories On site and off site you already state that they all are tutorials and you'll probably have another 500+ characters to play with

01-14-2008, 02:56 AM
Not sure if you are still accepting tuts for the future lists, but here's one that might help a few people.
For anyone attempting to make Satyr etc hooves, take a look at this (although it looks really painful) http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=207471.0

01-15-2008, 09:22 PM
Here's my tutorial on how to make Sesshoumaru's (from Inuyasha) armor.


Thanks for making and maintaining this list PrincessYuni!

01-23-2008, 06:56 AM
Not really sure if it would be considered worthy, but if anyone's looking for a tutorial on a customizeable katamari (the ball) for their Prince/cousin cosplay, I posted the method I used to make mine...


02-12-2008, 01:03 AM
i'd apreciate it if u posted my tutorial

03-17-2008, 10:05 PM
Beryl - Thanks for always keeping the peace here while I'm away.

Alkelie - Listen to Beryl, and ALWAYS try a search before posting.

Shdowlink, Laini, Animeshia, Christophine - I will be making / updating the list soon.

Cuddles116 - I realize that I have a lot of fluff in the list, like I just said, I'll be going through consolidating the list soon. Thanks for the tip.

Its nice to come back and see everyone still posting helping tutorials and that we are at 45,000 views! Keep up the wonderful work.

FE Freak
03-20-2008, 02:27 PM
Here's an offsite tutorial for using Rigid Wrap and Paperclay together to make masks.
Make Masks with RW and Paperclay (http://www.wsu.edu/~converse/theat461/masks.html)

04-12-2008, 12:14 PM
Wood katana/sword tutorial catering towards Bleach cosplays. Not mine but it needs to be here ^-^


04-19-2008, 12:08 PM
My tutorial for making prop weapons (Keyblades/swords specifically) out of foamboard and Sculpey.


05-29-2008, 02:22 PM

Tobi (from Naruto) mask tutorial. ^

05-30-2008, 12:41 PM
This famous tutorial (http://www.thetworivers.com/avatrix/sword/sword.htm) for Zabuza's sword seems to have disappeared from this list. Is there a reason for that?

i was thinkin...
how to make crosses from TRINITY BLOOD? >.<
This is not the place to be asking this question.

Try the Search button instead. See my sig if you don't know how to use it yet.

06-11-2008, 12:19 PM
I have just posted a new off-site tutorial on how to make articulated 6-foot wings, plus a body harness to support them. The harness can also be used for props, large weapons, etc.


06-13-2008, 12:00 AM
I just posted my tutorial on making Vash the Stampede's sunglasses (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=150543) an hour or two ago.

06-17-2008, 07:22 PM
I've made an off-site tutorial for hats from .hack// or more specifically, Shino and Atoli's hats.

07-03-2008, 06:09 PM

Very good site to make wings. ^^

07-03-2008, 10:13 PM
If I can add my tutorial to the list, please? ^^;
Tutorial on "Working with Porous Styrofoam".

07-05-2008, 03:56 AM
The Kakashi Face-Mask Tutorial helped me sooo much thank you ^_^

07-11-2008, 02:56 PM
Very helpful and saves alot of time, thanks!

08-13-2008, 01:21 PM
Folding, feathered wings: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=E2A1DF90AB087DF0

08-26-2008, 11:42 PM
It's not exactly a tutorial, but I made a thread with guard patterns for Roronoa Zoro's swords from One Piece: http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=158774

08-26-2008, 11:57 PM

My tsuka wrapping tutorial this should be rather helpful to some,


09-23-2008, 03:48 PM
I've just made a new off-site tutorial, that shows how to scale props. to your own size, and how to find the length of different angles of the prop. on a picture on your compute.

The tutorial also contains a calculator, which makes it simple and easy to find the result, without having to use a common calculator. This calculator is also a lot faster to use, than a common one.

I think it's a very original ideer, and very useful for planing a cosplay too.


- I hope people will find good use of it.

10-16-2008, 11:23 AM
I stumbled across this forum somehow and there's some pretty interesting stuff in there if you dig for a while http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=22

11-18-2008, 04:19 AM
Martin Dilling-Hansen has made a program which is based on my old scaling tutorial, which will be hosted on Drakkashi's Domain!
This is a calculator which helps you compare the size of a cosplay prop. to your own size, so that you may scale the size of the prop. correctly with your own size. It is also useful, if you need to know the length of a certain piece. The calculator should be simple for everyone to use.

The calculator still isn't finished yet, and the corrent version is still missing some functions and has a few minor errors which will be fixed soon. Some of the planed functions for the calculator is a save and load function, which alows the user to save a picture with all the calculated numbers and notes attached to it. The Picture Information function will also show all essential information about the imported picture. Some functions will be added to Settings eventually.

The link to the tutorial is stil the same: http://www.drakkashi.com/tutorials.html

The corrent version is v.0.5, and all further updates will be found on the link above.

11-18-2008, 11:33 PM
Just pointing out, the Sailor Moon/Usagi Odango tutorial is a dead link o_o

11-18-2008, 11:39 PM
Just pointing out, the Sailor Moon/Usagi Odango tutorial is a dead link o_o

This list isn't really updated anymore (like since January), so I doubt it'll be fixed. I'm thinking maybe we should make a new thread or something. I might do so, since I'm on here frequently and have been for over 5 years, doesn't look like I'm going anywhere. XD I need to talk to a mod about it though.

11-20-2008, 03:36 AM
I still pop on here and there, just never actually sit down to update all the dead links and add the new ones. I'll make it a point to spend an hour or so later today making some headway.

EDIT: I finished catching up. Only took 2.5 hours O.o
All the dead links are gone (checked 'em by hand), and I added in all the tutorials up to this post. No promises on when I'll be back again, but I do pop on here and there to check on things. ^_^

Keep up the amazing work everyone!

11-23-2008, 06:28 AM
a new tutorial by me!

11-24-2008, 05:55 PM
I still pop on here and there, just never actually sit down to update all the dead links and add the new ones. I'll make it a point to spend an hour or so later today making some headway.

EDIT: I finished catching up. Only took 2.5 hours O.o
All the dead links are gone (checked 'em by hand), and I added in all the tutorials up to this post. No promises on when I'll be back again, but I do pop on here and there to check on things. ^_^

Keep up the amazing work everyone!

I do believe you missed the one I posted a year ago, on page 10. ^^


It's for Sesshoumaru from Inuyasha's armor.

11-25-2008, 04:51 AM
I added both tut's. Go figure I missed one; you know its only because I said I didn't miss any right? :P

12-26-2008, 11:29 PM
Here is my tutorial on building Clouds Advent Children Sword (and yes it does come apart) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZHGwPpQGM8&feature=channel_page Thats part one there are 8 parts in all, for some pics of it check out my page on this cosplay site. Any question on it feel free to contact me Thxs :toothy:.

01-08-2009, 02:40 PM
This is really awesome! Great for quick reference! ^^

01-14-2009, 09:03 PM
I just added a tutorial for Dr. Stein's screw from Soul Eater! It's over here: http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=169594

01-15-2009, 11:28 PM
Found an interesting Organization Boot cover tut on dA


01-16-2009, 04:51 AM
Hi again. I've changed the direction to my Cosplay Size Calculator to http://www.drakkashi.com/download.html
Would be nice if you'd change the link on this thread too. ^^
The program is now contained in a zip file, to avoid some anti-virus programs to blog the download.

01-28-2009, 10:52 PM
princess i tried the inuyasha and sesshomaru tutorial and it links me to the hollow mask

01-29-2009, 01:42 AM
princess i tried the inuyasha and sesshomaru tutorial and it links me to the hollow mask

Yeah, I was wondering if anyone would ever notice that. XD

Here's the link, it was my tutorial anyways, though it's just for Sesshoumaru's armor, it was supposed to say 'from Inuyasha'. ^^


01-29-2009, 02:32 PM
nice thanks =)

02-09-2009, 04:54 PM
I have some I would like to add, and more will be up soon.

02-10-2009, 01:57 AM
Another tutorial: How To Make a Cheap, Fast Hoopskirt (http://www.funkyhorror.com/hoopskirt.htm)

02-22-2009, 03:47 PM
Here's my gunblade tutorial

02-24-2009, 10:07 PM
another one for the list its and guitars

03-11-2009, 07:30 PM
Has anyone posted Liz.Spain's Naruto Sandal tutorial? http://liz.spain.googlepages.com/narutosandaltutorial

I'm currently using it and don't have the time to look through 13 pages. xD

03-11-2009, 09:25 PM
Here's my Yoruichi Wig tutorial:


03-11-2009, 09:37 PM
Has anyone posted Liz.Spain's Naruto Sandal tutorial? http://liz.spain.googlepages.com/narutosandaltutorial

I'm currently using it and don't have the time to look through 13 pages. xD

*sigh* best tutorial!
Thanks for posting! :angel:

03-11-2009, 10:03 PM
*sigh* best tutorial!
Thanks for posting! :angel:

I definitely agree, but it's being a pain right now. Especially since I don't have great flexibility to accurately wrap and measure the fabric around my feet. xD And it takes longer than other tutorials.

03-31-2009, 10:36 AM
Awesome! You found a feathered wing tutorial that is something like I have used before, and it works quite well. It would have been nice to have a little more support, but using that white netting thing that people use to knit is what I used for wings and it worked. woot!

04-02-2009, 12:31 AM
I posted a tutorial just now on how we made the shinken (swords from X/1999).

Here (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=175899).

04-02-2009, 02:03 AM
Mukuro & Chrome's trident from katekyo hitman reborn!


04-08-2009, 09:36 PM
My tutorial for making the 777 Tool of Hell - Evil Friday from Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro -> http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=174583

Sol Shadow1
04-09-2009, 04:34 PM
I found one for Marth's chestplate here (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=175711)

04-18-2009, 02:53 AM
Made a new pattern and instruction for a plushie - this time it's Atashi from Chobits. To be found here (http://www.artflower.de/index.php?tutorials_atashi).

04-18-2009, 05:42 AM

Organization 13 resources and tutorials for wigs, coats, props, etc. ^.^

04-22-2009, 09:30 PM
Tutorial: How To Make A D.Gray-Man Emblem!


04-27-2009, 03:49 PM
There was an offsite tutorial on how to make plasic gems that I was very fond. But it's been apprently taken off the list and I can't for the life of me remember what it's called or where it was. Anyone have any ideas?

PS. I know that there are already gem tutorials up, but as I said, I'm really fond of this tutorial because of the fact that it was less expensive(after some resreach) then the ones that was currently up.

Thank you!

05-09-2009, 05:33 PM
*bows* I am here to serve the awesomeness of your tutorials!

05-28-2009, 01:55 PM
I've made a tutorial for Medusas (from Soul Eater) nails :3 It's my first one ever, so don't kill me if it sucks >__>'''


Insecure Lemon
06-08-2009, 12:30 AM
Hey~ I've got a question for anyone's who's done the Foamboard Armor before...
I'm on like, the 17th/18th step (the one where you start applying the 3D fabric paint) and I'm wondering, do you do that on the side WITH the sheet/glue or on the other side? x: Which side is going to be the final "in" and "out"? Thanks! <3

06-13-2009, 09:03 PM
reno's electro mag rod and pain's sword turorials no longer work...

06-14-2009, 02:08 AM
Puffy leg warmer tutorial
(for schoolgirls, etc)

07-04-2009, 10:55 PM
I made a tutorial on how to make embroidered patches with a regular sewing machine: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Machine-Embroidered-Patches-without-an/

07-05-2009, 02:00 AM
ok so I didn't make this tutorial but I'm using it and its really good
its a tutorial for making moving wings for cheap:

07-06-2009, 08:53 PM
I made a tutorial for custom-coloring foam sheets. :)


07-22-2009, 01:04 AM
I love collecting tutorials and such just for the sake of it sometimes, and thought you all would enjoy them, i looked through all the posts and hopefully am not double posting something.

Good resource

Chi ears (I'm surprised no one else posted something like this)

Bleach - Ichigo Hair styling vid

Animal/Devil Horns

Fabric fairy wings (has links to cellophane and nylon/pantyhose methods at the bottom)



Gloves from scratch

AirTreks (modding tutorial posted in a myspace blog)

Goggles from scratch (steampunk) X 3

Rocket Launcher

Broad sword

Elf ears/Pointy ears
http://sgcafe.com/showthread.php?t=51787 (paper method,also contains a small armor tutorial)
http://www.scendan.com/lotrears.html (more professional method)

Armor patterns for making REAL armor (so should be a major help with fake ones)

How to make a sailor fuku (school uniform) vid

Cardboard sword (different method than featherweights)

Goku's boots

Water clay that WILL NOT dry out! (method for making)

Fiberglass Armor Construction (complete method from start to finish)

Shinken (X Sword)

Faking opals

Demon wing

Guilty Gear Anchor

Soldier sword

Fleece hat tutorials

07-26-2009, 12:48 AM
I've just finished my tutorial on a Soul Eater scythe


Hope it helps someone~!

07-26-2009, 01:52 AM
Just finished my tutorial on a Soul Eater scythe for a Maka Albarn costume


Hope someone finds it useful!

07-27-2009, 03:05 PM
I've made a new off-site tutorial, which shows how to make cosplay props using plastic and latex.

I call it Plastic Casting Tutorial
The link is: http://www.drakkashi.com/tutorial/plastic.html

08-08-2009, 04:34 AM
Posting Jia's Ah My Goddess! angel wings tutorial

08-11-2009, 02:36 PM
I made these two tutorial and posted them on my DeviantArt.

Gunner Yuna Bracelet

Yuna's earring

08-22-2009, 05:55 AM
My tutorial for making Xaldin's lance - http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?p=3117284#post3117284

08-25-2009, 06:22 PM
My Demyx Plushie Sitar Tutorial (http://xclarabellex.deviantart.com/art/Demyx-Sitar-The-Process-134350909). I know you already have a sitar tutorial on here, but this is a lightweight option for people who do not have the tools and experience for construction, but are more skilled with a needle and thread.

09-03-2009, 12:39 PM
I'd like to give the heads up about my tutorial for Seras Victoria's (of Hellsing) Halconnen cannon.


I originally intended to post it on the forums but it was evil about letting me include pictures.

As far as I'm aware, this is the only tutorial on the internet for the Halconnen. I'd love for it to be included in the list :)

Solai Tsukada
09-10-2009, 06:28 AM
I made two tutorials for Sailor Moon bows and glove/sleeve rolls.

09-18-2009, 09:48 PM
Here be a Hoop Skirt Tutorial - for under $40!


TR Rose
12-13-2009, 10:08 AM
Prop weaponry (crossbow):

01-05-2010, 04:48 AM
I made a tutorial for Seras' Victoria's halconnen cannon from Hellsing. While I was making it I looked around for tutorials but couldnt find one anywhere, so as far as I know mine is the first one to appear on the internet.

I'd be much honoured if you could add it to your list. :)


01-15-2010, 06:05 PM
Wow, excellent list of tutorials.

01-19-2010, 11:15 PM
Very helpful. Thank you!

01-25-2010, 10:46 AM
Thought I'd throw my latest tutorial in the ring. Tachibana Izumi's (of Genshiken/Kujibiki Unbalance) goggles. But, you could use this for many kinds of goggles and just adapt it. Hope it helps.


01-27-2010, 06:39 PM
The most beautiful thread in the world. I think I'm gonna cry..!

01-30-2010, 06:00 AM
Not sure if it's the clearest tutorial but I did one for making the Lunar Flower for Wolf's Rain...Though it could be modified to make any type of fabric flower. If anyone is interested here's the link: http://www.cosplay.com/journal/6307/

02-01-2010, 02:04 PM
Has anyone updated the parent thread lately?

If the OP's too busy I wouldn't mind doing it, if I had permission to. :)

EDIT: No one's edited parent since 2008.... I'm going to make a new one incorporating all information from the original thread, and reorganize it a little. I'll be updating throughout the week, slowly getting everything in from all the posts following the parent.

02-01-2010, 09:29 PM
You already have a Demyx sitar tutorial, but here is another one. This one is for a plushie sitar.