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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

    • 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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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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