Category Archives: Interviews

Meet J. Hart Design

M2096 bouquet de fleur cosplay sewing pattern from j hart design for cosplay by mccalls

Today we’re bringing you an interview with Joshua Hart, the creative force behind J. Hart Design and the amazing Bouquet de Fleur pattern. Joshua has a BFA in Fashion Design and over ten years of sewing and cosplay experience. His creations are couture works of art that showcase his love for unique silhouettes, impeccable fit, and intricate details. If you have a chance, definitely seek out the lectures, panels, and workshops that he does at national and international conventions to share his craftsmanship skills and industry knowledge. And read on for the full interview and costume eye candy! Read more

Introducing Patterns from Becka Noel

M2086 Ribbon Candy costume sewing pattern by Becka Noel for Cosplay by McCall’s

M2086 Ribbon Candy pattern by Becka Noel for Cosplay by McCall’s

This week we’re thrilled to announce the first pattern from artist and cosplay phenomenon Becka Noel. (Get it here!) Becka grew up in Colorado and studied drawing and painting at Pratt Institute. As a cosplayer, she specializes in armor and prop building and is completely self-taught. Her work has appeared in Cosplay Culture Magazine, iCosplay Magazine, The New York Times, MSNBC, Business Insider, Otaku Magazine, and elsewhere. She placed second in her category at the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay in their inaugural year, and co-hosted cosplay panels at New York Comic Con and Katsucon in 2015 and 2016. She rung in the NYSE bell as part of a selected group of cosplayers for New York Comic Con in October of 2015. You may also recognize her work from the My Little Warrior Pony and Valkyreevee group cosplays that she organized at Katsucon in 2014 and 2015. Click through to meet the designer and see lots more photos of her work!

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Designer Interview: Seattle Cosplay

Pokemon Gyarados Ginjika - costume by Seattle Cosplay - photo by Toshiyasu

Pokemon Gyarados Ginjika – photo by Toshiyasu Morita

Today we’re getting to know Anna He, a.k.a. Seattle Cosplay, designer of the new Bow & Brine pattern for Cosplay by McCall’s. Anna is a fashion designer and technical designer who has worked for brands including Norma Kamali, Eileen Fisher, and Nordstrom, and was drawn to cosplay through a love of anime and fantasy.

Note: We’re at New York Comic Con this week! Stop by both #840 to browse the web-only Cosplay by McCall’s patterns in person, chat with our sewing experts, and show off your costumes. We’re also participating in the “Cosplay: Let’s Get Serious” panel on Saturday, October 8, at 11:00 a.m. In Room 1A02. We hope to see you there!

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