Quick & Dirty Cosplay: Pet Costumes

Miranda Harper, Seamstress/Cosplayer

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9 Videos (33m)
    • Welcome to Pet Costume Basics

    • Supplies

    • Measuring Your Pet

    • Materials & Rough Sketch

    • Drawing the Pattern

    • Layout and Cutting

    • Sewing the Cape

    • Sewing the Headpiece

    • Wrapping Up


About This Class

Let your pet get in on the cosplay fun! In this class, we'll make a basic 2pc costume for a pet consisting of a cape and a headpiece. We'll talk briefly about pet safe materials. Major skills we'll cover are how to take measurements and draw a pattern.

Skill level is beginner, but does assume a basic knowledge of sewing machine use. If you're unfamiliar with basic sewing machine stitches, worry not! Just check out my free class:

Quick & Dirty Sewing: Machine Crash Course

These same concepts could also be used to make a child's costume or even an adult costume; just adjust your measurements.

For the demo, I'll be making my dog Rufus a Nibbler costume. You know, that weird black dog-like thing with three eyeballs from Futurama? Cute right!

Supplies you'll need:

-Fabric- Amounts will vary based on your size of pet. I bought 1/2 yards of each color I'm using.

-Small amount of stuffing

-Ruler and tape measure


-Velcro for fasteners



-Paper to draw your pattern on


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There's no Cosplay in our country but I sure learned a lot about sewing :)
Mira Metzler

I Teach Makeup @Skillshare






Miranda Harper


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Well hey there! My name is Miranda and I teach sewing classes here on Skillshare. I've been sewing for almost 20 years, have degrees in Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising and been a freelance seamstress/designer/tailor for almost 8 years making everything from prom dresses to swim wear to cowboy vests. I also have a day job as a graphic designer and I love to paint, cook, watch comic book TV shows and hang out with my dog.

I think sewing is an incredible skill that everyone should have even if all you do is replace buttons and hem pants. Those things are important. When you take my classes, you'll learn basic skills to transfer to other sewing projects and I'll throw in a few industry tips to make your sewing life easier. Enjoy!