Intermediate | 1 hour
Taught by Michele Muska
Learn how to sew Cosplay costume essentials – including a structured corset, studded gauntlets and a lined cape – with Michele Muska from Simplicity Patterns. Unsure how to add boning to your bustier? Or insert a separating zipper? Michele covers all these tricky sewing techniques and more, sharing tips and tricks for mastering the pattern at every step. This costume can easily be customized with fur, lace or fanciful trim to create your very own character. 
Learn how to:
  • Make a flattering yet flexible corset, a lined cape, and vinyl gauntlets
  • Sew and work with vinyl
  • Follow a commercial pattern
  • Insert a separating zipper
  • Sew with boning
What you’ll get:
  • Step-by-step instruction from Michele Muska of Simplicity Patterns on making three Cosplay accessories: a cape, corset, and gauntlets.
  • HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students

Sewing Cosplay Costumes
Gauntlets and Corset
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Fabric for the Corset (see sizing charts on pattern envelope for fabric requirements):
  • Black textured vinyl
  • Pellon iron-on interfacing in black
  • Broadcloth for lining
  • Heavy-weight canvas for interlining
  • 12" separating zipper
  • Rigilene boning
  • Fabric for Cape (see sizing charts on pattern envelope for fabric requirements):
  • 60” wide satin fabric
  • 3/8 yard ¾”-wide hook and loop tape
  • Fabric for gauntlets:
  • ½ yard studded vinyl
  • ½ yard lining
  • General Supplies:
  • Simplicity Pattern #8201 or #D0510
  • Fabric shears
  • Curved scissors
  • Tailor’s ham
  • Pins
  • Hand-sewing needles
  • Clips (to use instead of pins when working with vinyl)
  • All-purpose thread to match fabric
  • Washi tape (optional)
  • Seam ripper
  • Marking chalk or pencils
  • 3 sew-on snaps
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Zipper foot attachment
  • Jeans or leather sewing machine needle (optional)
  • Trims or fur (optional)
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