How to Sew a Sailor Collar

Modified M7141 sailor collar

If you cosplay anime and manga characters with any regularity, there’s a good chance that at some point you’ll end up needing to sew a classic seifuku. There are any number of variations on the basic idea, as seen in everything from Sailor Moon to Kill la Kill, but the sailor collar ties them all together – and once you have that essential piece figured out, you can easily translate it to any character.

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Using boning in your costumes: Part 2

Boning channels in the front panels of a garment

Hello all! Earlier this week I provided you with an introduction to the various types of boning and how to prepare them for use in your cosplay. Now that you have your boning nicely cut, filed, and tipped, you might be wondering just what to do with it! In today’s article I will be discussing placement options for your boning channels as well as a few of the most common options for creating the channels. Listed at the end of the article are some online retailers who sell the materials mentioned in this week’s articles. Let’s get sewing!

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Using Boning in your Costumes: Part 1

Boning creates a smooth silhouette throughout the bodice in this cosplay. Photo by Mineralblu Photography.

Boning creates a smooth silhouette throughout the bodice in this cosplay. Photo by Mineralblu Photography.

Hi all! This week we are bringing you a wealth of information about boning: what it is and how to use it. To make it easy to digest, and because I have lots of pictures for you, the information will be divided across two articles. Today I’ll cover the various types of boning and how to prepare each one for use. Later this week I’ll post an article detailing a few different ways to install boning. So without further ado, let’s delve in!

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