Cosplayers rejoice! The Hero's Closet is the ultimate DIY guide to creating unique and fantastical homemade costumes
This essential handbook offers detailed, step-by-step instructions that cover the basics of sewing costumes (which often require skills not found in standard sewing guides) to help even the most novice sewists create the costumes of their dreams. A skilled crafter and avid cosplayer, Gillian Conahan walks readers through finding inspiration online and through their fandom; shares insight into translating character art into real-world garments; and offers advice on pattern selection, alterations, fabrics, and embellishment techniques. The book also features 11 original step-by-step basic patterns--such as jumpsuits, jackets, and pants. It then suggests ideas for mixing and matching these basics to create costumes of all styles, including superheroes, pirates, elves, school girls, and adventurers.
Call Number: GT617.H3 M67 2014 Hawaii Pacific Collection
Situated at the crossroads of different cultures, Honolulu has a style all of its own. This book captures this unique approach as it demonstrates how global trends are transformed by stylish Honolulu denizens to give them a unique, local look.
No matter how talented you are as a designer, if you are going to run a successful fashion label you need to know about business from marketing and PR to manufacturing your collection, and where to find the money to finance it all. This is a guide to running your own business, whether it is within the clothing, accessories or footwear sectors.
Presented as a step-by-step guide, packed with case studies and interviews, inspiring fashion illustrations, diagrams and imagery from established fashion entrepreneurs to enhance the understanding of the subject area.
The definitive source of information for anyone interested in fashion show production - from an informal affair to a large, complex event. All aspects of fashion show production are covered including reasons to produce a show, planning, model selection, merchandise selection, staging and music, budgeting, show preparation, execution, and evaluation.
The Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa in Getaria, Spain, holds the largest collection of Balenciaga's designs. This catalogue offers a selection of the most representative pieces of the Museum's collection, with hundreds of photographs and four essays wriiten by specialists on Balenciaga's life and work.
Combining fashion theory with approaches from literature, art, advertising, music, media studies, material studies, and sociology, contributors from across Europe, Australia, and the United States consider the function of fashion within popular culture.