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Exclusive Patterns from Cosplay by McCall’s

Cosplay basics: Wings, cloak, and long coat from Cosplay by McCall's

We’re always looking for new ways to enhance your cosplay sewing, and today we’re thrilled to announce our brand-new line of cosplay patterns. Exclusive to the Cosplay by McCall’s online store, these new patterns focus on essential pieces you can transform into any character you might dream of, and are packed full of details and helpful sewing tips to give you a great foundation for your project.

Because we know you like to use a good pattern over and over, these patterns are printed on thicker tissue and come in sturdy envelopes that will withstand the rigors of your crafting space. Use them, adapt them, and transform them into whatever your heart desires.

View the full press release here, or click below to get a closer look at these brand new patterns.

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Introducing the Vault!

The Vault Collection from Cosplay by McCall'sEver find exactly the pattern you need for your cosplay project, only to discover that it’s out of print and hard to find?  We’ve had requests to bring back some of the gems from our past catalogs, so we’re going to be re-introducing some old favorites and costume essentials exclusively for Cosplay by McCall’s.

This first group of Vault Collection patterns is selected from our out-of-print McCall’s and Butterick pattern archives, and focuses on basics and foundations. They’re printed on slightly thicker tissue than our regular patterns, so they’ll be a little more durable if you want to keep and re-use them, and they come in re-designed glossy envelopes. We hope you’ll find them a useful addition to your costume repertoire!

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Cosplay Sewing from the Trusted Names in Sewing Patterns

Come see us at C2E2 Booth 549

Cosplay by McCall’s is at C2E2 this weekend! We’ll have patterns for sale, cosplay sewing tips, and a booth full of experienced sewing folks waiting to answer questions and hear your ideas.

Welcome! We’re so, so excited to introduce Cosplay by McCall’s, the new cosplay sewing site from the McCall Pattern Company. We want to bring you the very best in patterns, sewing tips, and more, whether you’re making bodysuits or tailcoats, ball gowns or capes. Superheroes and sorcerers and magical girls, beginners and veteran stitchers alike are all welcome here.

We’re thrilled to see how cosplay has taken off over the last several years, because it means more and more people are rolling out fabric and firing up their sewing machines. We may be newcomers to the cosplay world, but we’ve been sewing for quite a while (try over a hundred years!) and there’s nothing we like better than meeting creative people who are sewing interesting things.

Initially we’ll be offering a selection of patterns hand-picked for the cosplay audience, so you can quickly and easily find the pieces you need for your project. Over the next few months we’ll be building on that, to provide a more comprehensive selection of the pieces cosplayers need. Eventually we want to become your one-stop cosplay sewing nexus, bringing you everything you need to make your dream come to life. Keep an eye on this space, because we’ve got lots of announcements coming right up.

Here on the blog we’ll also talk about choosing patterns and materials, construction and embellishment techniques, and what we’re working on. We’ll keep you posted on our convention appearances, and on new additions to the store. We want to be the best resource for you that we possibly can, so tell us what you need! Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have questions, ideas, comments, or just want to show us what you’ve made.

If you’re at C2E2 this weekend, come see us at our booth! Have you sewn something with one of our patterns? Come show us! Looking for ideas or patterns for your next costume project? We’ll hook you up! We’ll also have the new Yaya Han patterns for sale, so this is your very first chance to get your hands on the Ultimate Bodysuit and her gorgeous peacock costume. We can’t wait to meet you!

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