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Quick & Dirty Cosplay: Pet Costumes

Miranda Harper, Seamstress/Cosplayer

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

      0:55
    • Supplies

      1:32
    • Measuring Your Pet

      1:27
    • Materials & Rough Sketch

      3:41
    • Drawing the Pattern

      4:57
    • Layout and Cutting

      2:47
    • Sewing the Cape

      5:58
    • Sewing the Headpiece

      9:25
    • Wrapping Up

      2:03

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

-Thread

-Velcro for fasteners

-Pins

-Scissors

-Paper to draw your pattern on

-Pencil

2 of 2 students recommendSee All

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

Beauty. Illustration

Awesome!!

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Miranda Harper

Seamstress/Cosplayer

We have a Facebook group for Quick & Dirty Sewing. Discuss your projects, ask sewing questions and get FREE referral links:

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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...

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