My worbla tutorial is now live! Check it out if you’ve been interested in trying out worbla or would like some tips on how to work with it. I also show you how I made part of my armor for Riven. Feel free to share with others! Hopefully you’ll find this helpful.
Bias tape is designed/cut so that it can achieve curves. Yes, it is in a straight line, but here’s a quick guide on how to get it into smooth curves.
The first picture I just pinned it into shape, you can see all the ripples and awkwardness in the gold. It’s okay, those will disappear soon.
Iron, carefully, your bias tape In the second picture I’ve ironed it mostly out and you can see a distinct different. The third picture I’ve removed all the pins and you can see it still retains it’s curved shape. FYI though, the sharper curves I did have to do a bit of folding in the bias, but the outer curves of the wave is all just careful ironing.
I am an organization junkie, so planning out a cosplay comes naturally to me. If you’re not, though, I still encourage you to give it a try! Planning is helpful for so many reasons.
First of all, it can help you determine how the costume will come together. It would be awful to spend weeks on the costume then realize at the end that you can’t finish a major piece in time for the con! Instead, planning helps you determine not only WHAT you need to do, but WHEN you need to do it. (Which company carries the wig you need? How long will it take you to get contacts in from Asia? How much time will it take to sculpt that prop?)
Planning is also useful for figuring out HOW you are going to make specific pieces. (Do you want to make your armor out of craft foam, or Worbla? Can you buy that item, or do you need to sew it yourself?)
Since I finally made my 3rd box, I thought it was time to put a nice tutorial all together for you guys. These wig boxes are meant to use leftovers around the cosplay room, as well as make a nice and cheap way to keep your more sensitive wigs safe and sound.
Standing Ruff Tutorial. This is for the ruff only, the wire support is not included (I didn’t take pics while I made that) The crinoline I use is not the same as tulle. It’s found in the utility fabric section at Joanns. This is a great tool for calculating the yardage you will need. http://www.elizabethancostume.net/ruffcalc.html
This is my first sewing tutorial…and my first video tutorial. so sorry in advance is it’s hard to follow. The video is especially rough, but it come with bonus cat time.