Thrifting for Cosplay
Second-hand items are a cosplayer’s best friend! In this panel about thrifting for cosplay I will be exploring how using thrift shops and online resellers can help save money on materials for cosplay, improve
your understanding of patterning clothes, as well as help reduce our contribution as a community to the fast fashion industry. I use some charity shop items in most cosplays I create. There are more uses for second-hand items in cosplay than you think!
This panel will be in English.
Time and place for this panel will be announced shortly.
About the panelist:
research. I work with a mixture of skills: sewing, leatherworking, altering pre-bought pieces and, more recently, prop making and patterning. I love detail-oriented designs and I enjoy bringing characters to life with makeup, wigs and posing. I was a complete sewing beginner when I started, and one of the things that helped me improve the most was altering or using existing clothes as a
pattern; which I continue doing to this day, along with creating detailed and accurate costumes from scratch.
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