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How to Make Leather Masks

How to Make Leather Masks

Masks are great fun for carnivals, cosplay or balls. Caroline shows how to make a new accessory that's a real conversation starter.

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Steampunk - Where History Meets Fun!

Steampunk - Where History Meets Fun!

Steampunk style blends historic know-how with imagination, engineering and a dose of good humour. Here's how to get started...

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Steampunk on a Budget

Steampunk on a Budget

The world of Steampunk is mysterious and enchanting. Lisha tells us how to add Steampunk elements without spending a lot of money.

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Vintage Circus

Vintage Circus

Halloween is nigh, but no time to sew a new costume? Chances are you've already got something great in your closet - here is some inspiration to get you started!

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How to Make a Mini Tricorn Hat

How to Make a Mini Tricorn Hat

Mini hats are a great, fun accompaniment to an ensemble and an adorable way to use up extra fabric. Lisa shows us how to block and decorate a mini tricorn. 

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Steampunk Collection Part 2

Steampunk Collection Part 2

In Part 1, Izabela discussed the inspiration process for her Steampunk Travellers collection. See how it all turned out in this continuation ... 

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Designing a Steampunk Collection

Designing a Steampunk Collection

A lot of work goes into the design of a fashion collection. Izabela takes us through the process for her Steampunk Travellers collection.

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Steampunk Regency

Steampunk Regency

Travel and adventure in far-flung lands go hand-in-hand with the advancement of the British Empire and the discoveries of new technology and science.

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Replicating a Costume, Part 2

Replicating a Costume, Part 2

Want to copy a costume from a movie or stage show? Lisha guides us through the process, with valuable tips on doll size costuming.

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Costuming for Competition

Costuming for Competition

Costuming is fun, but winning is pretty fun, too. Elizabeth gives some tips on how to make a good impression in a live costume contest.

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Creating a Steampunk Persona

Creating a Steampunk Persona

"Emilly Ladybird" (aka Jema) explores how to create and costume interesting characters by investigating Steampunk archetypes.

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The Adventurer’s Wardrobe

The Adventurer’s Wardrobe

Athena explores how to integrate aspects of other cultures into your costumes to help make your Steampunk unique.

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An Absinthe Fairy Gown

An Absinthe Fairy Gown

Jema Hewitt shows by example how to design fantastical Steampunk outfits without resorting to the same old clichés.

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Distressing and Ageing

Distressing and Ageing

Ageing, dyeing, and distressing aren't downers when we're talking about fabric. Here's how to make new clothes look old.

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Sailor and Pirate Attire 1680-1725 1

Sailor and Pirate Attire 1680-1725 1

The pirate look has been dominated by the media since before Hollywood. Katherine sees what sailors and buccaneers really wore in the Golden Age of Piracy.

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Caribbean Pirate Dress

Caribbean Pirate Dress

More historically accurate than Disney, yet quick, easy and inexpensive, with separate pieces that can begin a mix-and-match costume collection.

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The Iron Man Bustle Dress

The Iron Man Bustle Dress

Ever seen pictures of cosplayers and wondered what it's all about? Noelle introduces us to her Iron Ma'am bustle dress cosplay.

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The Elusive Waterfall Skirt, part 2

The Elusive Waterfall Skirt, part 2

Now that you have a successful miniature toile, it's time to scale up and mock up the full size waterfall skirt.

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The Elusive Waterfall Skirt, Part 3

The Elusive Waterfall Skirt, Part 3

Lisha completes her investigation into this attractive style by showing us how to create a crisp and polished finished waterfall. 

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WWI Military Uniform 1

WWI Military Uniform 1

Elizabeth takes us through the depths of traditional theatrical tailoring with the construction of this brilliant WWI style military suit.

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