Cosplay: Catgirls and Other Critters: The Anime Costuming Handbook

Cosplay: Catgirls and Other Critters: The Anime Costuming Handbook

by Hiroaki Sato, Mark Simmons
     
 

Why just draw your favorite anime character when you can be it? Cosplay-short for "costume play"-is sweeping the anime con scene from coast to coast, and once again we're leading the way with a pair of books for both beginning and veteran cosplayers. Each volume features:

transforming ordinary fabric and accessories into fabulous contest

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Overview

Why just draw your favorite anime character when you can be it? Cosplay-short for "costume play"-is sweeping the anime con scene from coast to coast, and once again we're leading the way with a pair of books for both beginning and veteran cosplayers. Each volume features:

transforming ordinary fabric and accessories into fabulous contest winners

creating genre-specific costumes from scratch

duplicating your favorite characters or inventing your very own

cosplaying both for competition and just for fun

accessories from shoes to makeup

finding hard-to-get and imported items

patterns, measurements, and sewing techniques

money-saving tips and how-tos for cosplay on a budget

pointers on the care and transportation of costumes

resource lists, websites, where to find character models, etc
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full-color photos, plans, and drawings.

Volume 1 covers Catgirls, a favorite of fans from All Purpose Cultural Catgirl Nuku-Nuku to Hyper Police and great for purring and prowling. Volume 2 is all about Schoolgirls (think "Sailor Moon") and how to make uniforms with just the right bouncy-skirt anime style.

Gerry Poulos is a longtime anime reviewer, illustrator, and photographer. He lives in Ohio.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933330020
Publisher:
Stone Bridge Press
Publication date:
05/15/2006
Series:
The Anime Costuming Handbook Ser.
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

GW Poulos lives in Cambridge, Ohio and has worked as a journalist in the anime community for seven years. He has been writing specifically on cosplay in the West for over 2 years, having also seen and photographed literally thousands of cosplayers from all over the world over a course of 5 years.

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