Author(s): Gillian Conahan
The Hero's Closet is the ultimate guide to creating unique and fantastical sewn ensembles. This essential handbook offers detailed, step-by-step instructions that cover the basics of sewing costumes (which often require skills not found in standard sewing guides) to help even the most novice sewists create the costumes of their dreams. Gillian Conahan walks readers through finding inspiration online and through their fandom; shares insight into translating character art into real-world garments; and offers advice on pattern selection, alterations, fabrics, and embellishment techniques. The book also features 11 original step-by-step basic patterns--such as jumpsuits, jackets, and pants--with ideas for mixing and matching these basics to create costumes of all styles, including superheroes, pirates, elves, school girls, and adventurers. The Hero's Closet is the first how-to guide to the art of sewing for cosplay, and the perfect guide for all ambitious fans with a DIY spirit.
Gillian Conahan is editor in chief of Vogue Patterns magazine, as well as a certifiable geek thoroughly immersed in the cosplay community. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.