How to Make Cosplay Without Sewing

Three Methods:Choosing A CharacterShoppingMaking Adjustments

Do you want to know how to make a Cosplay costume (or any sort of costume) without sewing? Well it's simple! Whether you don't have a sewing machine or just don't have enough time to sew a costume then listen to these steps!

Method 1
Choosing A Character

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    Don't choose a character with tons of different patterns or weird articles of clothing that you know you won't be able to find in a store
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    Choose a bunch of characters you like then go to your mall or Walmart to see if they have similar things to the characters clothes. Example:
    • If you're cosplaying as Hatsune Miku, you could cut off the sleeves to a grey dress shirt
    • If you go as Nazzy (ed edd n eddy) it's as simple as a black shirt, white tank top, and baggy jeans
    • If you go as a humanized pony it's as simple as picking out clothes with the same colour as your character.
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    Don't be alarmed if you don't have similar hair as the character, wigs aren't that expensive.

Method 2
Shopping

Now it's time to shop for clothes!

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    Write down the amount of money you want and have to spend. You don't want to be broke over one costume.
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    Even if the piece of clothing doesn't look exactly like the character's then it's alright, buy it and make adjustments to it when you get home.
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    Bring a picture of the character with you so you know the length, shape, and colour of the clothes.
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    If you're having trouble looking for the clothes, don't be scared to ask for help looking for it.

Method 3
Making Adjustments

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    Do not use glue when you add things to your costume, use a needle and thread to sew it on.
    • Use glue if its impossible to sew it on, but use a hot glue gun.
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    When cutting off chunks of the clothes, make sure to get a friend or family member to sew the ends so it doesn't fray.
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    Do not use paper or plastic (Unless that's what you want the character to have) when adding things onto the clothing, use fabric or ribbon.
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    If you don't have all the parts for your costume then it's OK to buy a piece of the clothing from online.

Tips

  • When you're done making your costume look up pictures of the character and compare your costume to make sure you didn't miss anything
  • Wash the clothes before adding it to your costume if you got it from a thrift store
  • If you don't like the way the costume looks, it's fine. You'll get better the more you make costumes.
  • Wash your costume before wearing it to a convention
  • Although it's tempting, Hot Topic and Spencer's isn't the best place to shop for Cosplay stuff

Warnings

  • Don't brag about how you made your costume yourself
  • Check out the reviews for an online store before buying a their wigs
  • Make sure the colours are similar to the costume
  • It won't be as good as professionally made bought costumes, don't worry though!

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Categories: Cosplay