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Making a ruffly [cupcake shaped] petticoat + skirt



Circle skirt tutorialRuffle/Gathering Tutorial & Info

^important stuff

[almost] finished project! image

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Orochimaru’s Upside-Down Butt-Bow from Naruto


I did a little write up on different wig dyeing methods and I figured the best way to display it is a flow chart.

Use this along with my blog post here for more info, tutorial links, pros/cons, and sample results/notes.

Edit: Added “heat resistance” to make sure no one melts their wig. Be sure to consult the blog for more info.

Would you rather…

Not knowing where to start on a cosplay OR Not knowing how to do the last part left on your cosplay?


I know I’m not the best person for this but here you go
As requested by my friend here is how I put the bias tape on the tulle.

First things first, this is the bias tape I used and the layer of the petticoat I was going to use it on.

Next I put the tulle in the middle of…

Working With Slippery Fabrics by Little Kids Grow

View the full tutorial here:


Chenilling is a brilliant and simple textiles technique that can be used in a whole range of applications. If you wanted to make a suit jacket more interesting and tactile you could add chenilled panels to the lapel or pockets.


Above: example of advanced chanelling where…




Ever have trouble finding boots in the right color? Tried spray-painting them and ended up with a dry, cracked mess?

A fantastic friend recently advised me to paint leather boots (and any other leather goods) with floral paint. This is a spray paint that is light and flexible enough to use on live flowers. Above are the Poison Ivy boots I painted for a friend, which turned out fantastic.

One thing though: Wear them while you paint them, and maybe stretch your foot around in between coats. I didn’t think of this, and while the paint did not crack at all, it started to split where the boots were stretched from walking. Next time I paint some boots, I’ll let you know if I was able to fix this problem.

The paint I used is called Design Master, and you can find it at Michael’s or Joann Fabrics. In the stores near me, Michael’s had a better selection of colors and a slightly better price, but that may not be true everywhere. This color is “Holiday Green.”

Great alternative to spray rubber and plasti-dip or bootcovers, and cheaper than leather paint! Reminder that Michaels and JoAnns both frequently offer 50% off coupons and will match competitor coupons and offers!!

If you have a light colored base and don’t have the ability to color the boot with a spray (like if you need to draw details) use fabric paint. It takes more coats but it’s made for things you move in like t-shirts and other knit material. I used it for a boot before and have worn them. No flakes. Also this expands your color library as well as types of finishes they provide.
I’ve also used Rustoleum spray paint on pleather for the silver portion of my snk belt system. Wore it twice and no peeling or running. I did seal my spray with Mod Podge as well.
Never use acrylic paint. While it’s fine on canvas I’ve seen it come back chipped from other cosplayers. Do not waste money on Liquitex Acrylic paint, it’s really not made for clothes and at $8 a bottle you might want to reconsider.



Step 6: Prepare to sew with the folded pleats. Make sure the skirt is alined properly. As your needle gets close to the pleat, stop and press the pleat right under the ‘footer’ step. This helps prevent wiggling.

Step 7: If you did make preparations before and added 12” inch, your skirt when fold in half will look like this.

Tip: Be careful about underestimating how much fabric folding takes. I estimate roughly 10”inches off, which throws off your measurements. You will end up with a shorter skirt that can’t fit your hip like Mako shows!

Make sure to read the rest of the tutorial on nendotocrafts's page!



About as concise as I can make it without being obtuse.

a description of the general contruction of my Nui dress from the pattern I made

for  and several others who asked 

and as before the DIY pattern cutting tutorial to get the bodice tight to your body is here:

;v; xxx

Check out this awesome guide for making Nui’s dress by hl-hja!  I didn’t make my dress this way, but it’s a great guide :D

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