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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 patterns, and join our cosplay group on Facebook!

Sentinel and Renegade patterns from Cosplay by McCallsJust a quick post to say that if you haven’t seen them yet, the new Sentinel and Renegade patterns are now available! Sentinel includes a tunic, hood, vest, and bracers, and has lots of cool details and embellishments to play with. Renegade includes the underbust corset, halter top, and belt with piping fan lacing detail, and is available in Women’s sizes 18W-32W.

Also, please join our new McCall’s Cosplay Sewing Facebook Group! We want this to be a fun place for you to show off your cosplays and works in process, discuss cosplay sewing, and share tips and ideas. It’s just getting started, so come chat with us!

 

 

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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