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Cosplay Tutorial
Last Update: May 8th, 2013

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Accessories
Bags / Pouches
Belts
Fabric Flowers
Garter
Jewelry
Tie
Eyepatch
Watch
Other

Armor
Acrylic
Automail
Bondo
Cardboard
Casting / Molding
Chainmail
Fiberglass
Foam
Leather
Model Magic Clay
Paperclay / Paper Mache
Papercrafting / Pepakura
Sintra
Styrene
Vacuum Forming
Thermoplastics
Wood
Other

Bodysuits
Bodysuits
Musclesuits

Boots and Shoes
Colouring Shoes
Boot Covers
Making Boots
Sandals
Other

Crossplay
Binding
Male to Female
Female to Male

Dyeing and Painting
Dyeing
Painting
Screenprinting
Bleach
Ears / Horns
Ears
Horns

Lights & Electronics
El Wire
LEDs

Fashion
Lolita
Steampunk
Traditional Japanese Clothing

Fursuit / Mascot
Balaclava
Claws
Eyes
Head
Hooves / Feet / Paws
Tails
Other

Jewels and Beads


Headgear

Bows
Crowns
Glasses
Goggles
Hats
Headphones/Headsets
Helmets
Tiara
Other

Makeup
Learning the Basics
General
Contouring
Character Makeup
Eyebrows
Eye Makeup
Facial Hair
Nails
SFX Makeup
Teeth / Fangs
Tattoos

Masks
General
Latex
Hollow / Arrancar
Paperclay
Superhero

Plushies

Posing & Photography

Props and Weapons
Books
Bow and Arrow
Canes
Fans
Guitar
Guns / Cannons
Hammers
Keyblades

Kunai
Lance
Millennium Items
Scythes
Shields

Staffs
Swords / Knives
Other

Sewing and Clothes
General Sewing
Applique / Patches
Bias Tape
Bloomers
Bows
Bras
Buttons
Cloaks / Capes
Corsets
Darts
Facings
Gloves
Hems
Hoodies / Sweaters
Hoopskirts / Petticoats
Leg Warmers / Leggings
Pattern Drafting
Pleats
Pockets
Ruffles
School Uniforms
Sleeves
Tunics
Vests
Skirts
Zippers
Character / Show Specific Outfits
Other

Wigs and Hair
General
Ahoge
Bangs
Building onto a Wig
Cleaning / Washing
Curling
Cutting
Detangling
Wefts
Making a Wig
Odango / Buns
Pigtails / Ponytails
Putting on a Wig
Spiking
Straightning
Stubbing
Colouring a Wig
Wig Ventilating, Widow's Peak
Specific Styles

Wings
Fairy Wings
Angel Wings
Wing Harness
Feathers
Other

Everything Else
Contact Lenses
Making a Dressform
Preserving Patterns
Working with Specific Materials
Other




» General:
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» Ahoge:
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» Bangs:
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» Building onto a Wig:
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» Cleaning / Washing:
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» Curling:
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» Cutting:
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» Detangling:
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» Wefts:
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» Making a Wig:
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» Odango:
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» Pigtails / Ponytails:
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» Putting on a Wig:
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» Spiking:
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» Straightning:
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» Stubbing:
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» Wig Colouring:
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» Wig Ventilating, Widow's Peak, Hairlines:
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» Specific Styles:
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» Learning the Basics:
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» General Tips:
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» Contouring:
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» Character Makeup:
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» Eyebrows:
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» Eye Makeup:
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» Facial Hair:
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» Nails:
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» SFX Makeup:
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» Prosthetics :
» Bald Caps :
» Scars / Injuries / Burns :
» Blood :
» Teeth / Fangs:
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» Tattoos:
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» Ears:
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» Chobit (Chii) Ears :
» Fox Ears :
» Cat Ears :
» Horns:
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» General:
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» Latex Masks:
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» Hollow / Arrancar Masks:
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» Paperclay Masks:
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» Superhero Masks:
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» Bows:
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» Crowns:
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» Glasses:
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  •   Sollux Glasses
  • » Goggles:
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    » Hats:
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    » Beret :

    » Fleece Character Hats :

    » Mob Cap :

    » Top Hat :

    » Witch / Wizard Hat:
    » Headphones / Headset:
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    » Helmets:
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    » Tiara:
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    » Other:
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    » General Sewing:
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    » Applique / Patches:
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    » Bias Tape:
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    » Bloomers:
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    » Bows:
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    » Bras:
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    » Buttons:
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    » Cloaks / Capes :
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    » Corsets:
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    » Darts:
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    » Facings:
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    » Gloves:
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    » Hems:
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    » Hoodies / Sweaters:
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    » Hoopskirts / Petticoats:
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    » Leg Warmers / Leggings:
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    » Pattern Drafting:
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    » Pleats:
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    » Pockets:
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    » Ruffles:
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    » School Uniforms:
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    » Skirts:
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    » Sleeves:
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    » Tunics:
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    » Vests:
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    » Zippers:
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    » Character / Show Specific Outfits:
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    » Other:
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    » Full Character Guides:
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    » Bodysuits:
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    » Musclesuits:
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    » Acrylic:
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    » Automail:
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    » Bondo:
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    » Cardboard:
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    » Casting / Molding:
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    » Chainmail:
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    » Fiberglass:
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    » Foam:
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    » Craft Foam :
    » Insulation (Pink) Foam :
    » Expanding Foam :
    » Leather:
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    » Model Magic Clay:
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    » Paperclay / Paper mache:
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    » Papercrafting / Pepakura :
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    » Sintra :
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    » Styrene :
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    » Vacuum Forming :
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    » Thermoplastics:
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    » Wood:
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    » Other:
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    » Bags / Pouches:
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    » Belts:
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    » Fabric Flowers:
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    » Garter:
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    » Jewelry:
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    » Tie:
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    » Eyepatch:
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    » Watch:
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    » Other:
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    » Books:
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    » Bow and Arrow:
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    » Canes:
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    » Fans:
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    » Guitar:
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    » Guns / Cannons:
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    » Hammers:
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    » Keyblades:
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    » Kunai:
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    » Lance:
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    » Millennium Items:
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    » Scythes:
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    » Shields:
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    » Staffs:
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    » Swords / Knives:
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    » Other:
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    » Plushies:
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    » Angel Wings:
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    » Fairy Wings:
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    » Wing Harness:
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    » Feathers:
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    » Other:
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    » Coloring Shoes:
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    » Boot Covers:
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    » Making Boots:
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    » Sandals:
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    » Other:
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    » Dyeing:
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    » Painting:
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    » Screenprinting:
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    » Bleaching:
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    » Lolita:
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    » Steampunk:
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    » Traditional Japanese Clothing:
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    » Balaclava:
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    » Claws:
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    » Eyes:
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    » Head:
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    » Hooves / Feet / Paws:
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    » Digitgrade Legs / Stilts :
    » Tails:
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    » Other:
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    » Gems, Jewels and Beads:
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    » Binding:
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    Note: You can purchase a Compression Vest chest binder, which is a common and relatively affordable tool for binding, that is an alternative to the methods below. This method is considered safer than the ACE bandage and other methods of binding, but you should still make sure you can move and breathe comfortably while wearing any binder. You can learn more about the issues with ACE bandage binding here.
    » Female to Male:
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    » Male to Female:
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    » Posing / Photography:
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    » EL Wire:
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    » LEDs:
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    » Contact Lenses:
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    » Make a Dressform:
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    » Preserving Patterns:
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    » Working With Specific Materials:
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    » Other:
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