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Working with Bias Binding

Power Brace cosplay sewing pattern from Seattle Cosplay for Cosplay by McCalls

Bias binding is used to finish most of the edges on the Power Brace pattern by Seattle Cosplay

If you pay attention to character designs in anime, games, and other animated media, you’ll probably notice a lot of bold, stark detailing at edges and seams. It’s a detail that tends to read well even in very simple art styles, and helps to create graphic, memorable looks. Depending on where and how these hard edges are depicted, you can replicate them on your costumes with applied trims like ribbon, braid, and cord; with piping, or with bias binding. Today we’re going to take a look at bias binding, which is the go-to way to create pieces with contrasting borders or outlines.

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New Cosplay Patterns for April

Introducing Hat Madders and Abigail patterns

Introducing Hat Madders and Abigail from Cosplay by McCall’s

Looking for a new project? The two newest Cosplay by McCalls patterns couldn’t be more different, so there’s something to love for lots of different cosplay aesthetics. Hat Madders is an easy-to-make accessory package from Ichigo Black, while Abigail is an intermediate-level pattern for a vest, skirt, and petticoat from Anachronism in Action.

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Cosplay Panel Report: San Diego

Cosplay-Lets get serious panelists and audience from SDCC 2016 - photo by Some of the cosplayers in the audience for the Cosplay: Let’s Get Serious panel were nice enough to stick around for a group photo with our panelists! Picture by Lawrence Brenner

Some of the cosplayers at the Cosplay: Let’s Get Serious panel were nice enough to stick around for a group photo with our panelists! Thanks, everyone. Picture by Lawrence Brenner.

Wow! We’re back from a whirlwind trip to San Diego Comic Con, where we participated in the “Cosplay: Let’s Get Serious” panel with Kelly Cercone (Designer of Anachronism in Action and creator of the Shapeshifter and Laced patterns for Cosplay by McCalls) as well as Carrie Wood and Mark Huesman from the Overstreet Guide to Cosplay. The panel was moderated by Ed Catto.

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