The Costume Making Guide is a book featuring comprehensive tutorials on how to make your own costumes at home.
Whether or not you recognize the name Svetlana Quindt, if you’re into cosplay, you’ve seen her work as Kamui Cosplay. She’s really incredibly talented, especially with replicating tricky armor and low-tech weapons. And now she’s put out a new book that walks you step-by-step with both description and photos through using some of the more intimidating materials. If you do each of the tutorials in this book, by the time you’re done you’ll be comfortable with making a duct tape form, Dremeling all the things, cutting PVC with a hacksaw, whittling balsa wood, using an orbital sander, and working with Worbla, EVA foam, and Plasti Dip. Plus, you’ll have a custom bracer, breastplate, pauldron, axe, and sword to boot.