yank76

Thigh High Stocking Tutorial!

yank76:

Thigh high stockings are a common item in the cosplay world, but they can be intimidating! Having them fit correctly is one thing, and finding the perfect pattern or color is a whole other beast entirely. While custom making a pair of stockings is definitely an option, sometimes you’re short on time.

Fortunately, you can make perfect fitting stockings in a time crunch if you have a pair of opaque tights in the color/pattern you need!

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reospookywagon

How to Make a Foo Fighters (JoJo) Costume

silencedrowns:

Everybody who read Stone Ocean loves Foo Fighters, and believe it or not, she has one of the easier costumes in all of JoJo!

This is probably not ideal as a first sewing project (please read as “really you shouldn’t but I can’t stop you and maybe it might turn out OK anyway”), but if you know basic sewing, this would actually be a good project to level up and learn how to make some of your own patterns, work with stretch materials, appliqué, shoe covers, and all sorts of other fun skills to add to your skill arsenal!

Warning: I get a bit verbose. I still consider this better than providing inadequate description. This tutorial also delves very briefly into one method of shoepants. Beware.

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firewolf826

firewolf826:

This seamless trim technique is a method I’ve been using for years to add custom trim to my costumes without any top-stitching at all. Similar in a way to bias tape, but with many key differences in implementation and results. No one taught me this technique, but now I’m teaching it to you! Please read through all the instructions below before asking any further questions, and happy trim-making! C:

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zeppelis

baamf-cosplay:

CHEAP Black to Red DIY Ombre Tights Tutorial In Under 1 Hour!

I needed ombre tights for RWBY’s Ruby Rose and I didn’t wanna go online and buy like a freaking $39 tights… Sooo here’s a tutorial for tights that was under $10 :) And the best thing, besides how cheap it is, is that you can do it in any color you want :D 

Materials:

  • 1 pair of white tights (got mine at Target for $5)
  • 1 box of 8oz scarlet red RIT dye powder
  • 1 box of 8oz black RIT dye powder 
  • (both of the dyes were from Michaels with a 50% off coupon so it was about $2.50 for BOTH)
  • rubber gloves
  • something to stir your tights with that you don’t care about like wooden chopsticks, plastic knife, etc.
  • bucket & bathtub OR sink (depends on how messy you’re allowed to be cause the dye WILL stain if you don’t do anything about it)
  • cleaning supplies like Clorox bleach or something for your tub/sink (honestly I don’t care who you are, CLEAN UP after yourself… No one wants to walk into a restroom where the shower/sink is all colored up…)

Procedure:

  1. Try to follow the directions on the RIT dye box as much as possible if you can. First wet your tights with hot water. Keep that to the side for now.
  2. I filled my bucket with hot water up to about where my tights could float freely pretty well. Then I was lazy and didn’t want to figure out how much dye to put in, so I just poured in the whole red packet in LOL. Also keep in mind to put your bucket in the bathtub, cause dye could splash around.***
  3. I put my tights in and stirred that sucker for 10 minutes straight. After 10 minutes were up I rinsed my tights with hot water gradually making it cold water until the water ran mostly clean.
  4. Now for the ombre part. Mark off where you want your ombre to start by tying a knot. 
  5. Clean your bucket and repeat steps 1-2 with your other color.
  6. Dunk your tights in to a little bit under where your knot is. Now this the tricky part to explain. while your hold your tights in one hand keep dunking your tights in and out (pics 3-4) so that the dye doesn’t stay in one place the whole time. With your other hand gently squeeze out the dye from under your knot, so once again the dye doesn’t just settle there. Do this whole process for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes were up rinse like how you did last time.
  7. Let them dry :)

I can’t tell you how this will wash in the washing machine cause I haven’t tried it myself. To be honest I might just hand wash them though to be safe and so the colors don’t get too crazy. 

Note: ***Start with the lighter color, the darker color over the lighter color will make it easier to color as well. If you’re doing something where the hues are similar or going from white to a color, I would suggest you dunk your first color a little above where the second color would go (so you start from step 6 and repeat for second color) 

I hope that was comprehensible :x If not just send an ask and I’ll be glad to help :D