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Unread 04-08-2013, 01:30 AM   #1
Captain Cosplay
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Hello all im new on this forum just thought i'd say im new to cosplay i've been making costumes for about 8 months now.so ive had a little practice but I really want to start fabricating more things so im about to go out and buy a nice new sewing machine.So to all the sewing aficionados out there do you have any advice to give on where to start learning how to sew?

Oh,by the way I have completed two cosplays(Finn the Human,Superman)
Im currently trying to work on a (Link-Legend of Zelda)and a (Future Trunks-Dragonball Z)

I am not quite sure hoe to go about making Trunks' sword i was thing mabye plywood cut out with jig saw and sanded down to a point,is this a good idea???

Thank you for any advice or help I appreciate it!
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Unread 04-08-2013, 10:59 AM   #2
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I'm a self-taught sewer, and my advice is youtube it up! lol Youtube is SO helpful because you get to see what they're doing rather than just read about it and get confused. lol If you want more instruction you could also look into sewing classes in your area, or just ask a friend for help. Also, a very important step in sewing is finishing edges so the fabric does not fray. That will make it look more professional and make it last longer.

I'm just learning how to make props, so I'll let someone else answer about the sword XD Those cosplay choices are pretty awesome! I hope I get to see them when they're finished
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Unread 04-10-2013, 09:29 PM   #3
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Thanks for the advice i'll definitely check out youtube.I'll probably upload photos of the cosplays when there complete.
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