Quick & Dirty Cosplay: Pet Costumes

Miranda Harper, Seamstress/Cosplayer

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9 Lessons (33m)
    • 1. Welcome to Pet Costume Basics

      0:55
    • 2. Supplies

      1:32
    • 3. Measuring Your Pet

      1:27
    • 4. Materials & Rough Sketch

      3:41
    • 5. Drawing the Pattern

      4:57
    • 6. Layout and Cutting

      2:47
    • 7. Sewing the Cape

      5:58
    • 8. Sewing the Headpiece

      9:25
    • 9. 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