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Cosplay Master Class - Sewing for Beginners

Jedimanda guides you through starting to sew your own cosplays

If you love to cosplay and want to sew your own costumes but don’t know where to start, this is the master class for you! First premiered for Metaverse Anime Week, experienced seamstress and cosplayer Jedimanda guides you through starting to create your own garments, including the kit you'll need, choosing fabrics, using patterns and how to modify existing items for your projects. The series completed with a live Q&A where jedimanda answered questions from the stream chat.

You can find all the episodes on our YouTube channel

  • Part 1: Your sewing kit & starting on a machine
    In the first part of our Master class series we look at the basic sewing skills and equipment every cosplayer should have in their tool kit and how to get started with a sewing machine.
  • Part 2: How to use sewing patterns
    Sewing patterns are an essential tool for any cosplay sewer! In part 2 Jedimanda breaks down commercial sewing patterns and demystifies the parts and information they contain so you can make the most of them for your project.
  • Part 3: How to choose fabrics
    Not sure which fabric would work best for your costume? Jedimanda breaks down different fabric types and what to look for when choosing fabrics for a project.
  • Part 4: Modifying tips and tricks
    Sometimes making a new garment from scratch doesn't fit your budget or just doesn't make sense for the character. In the final part of our beginner master class Jedimanda gives an insight on how to modify existing garments to improve your cosplay.
  • Part 5: Q&A
    Jedimanda answered fan questions live, giving extra advice for their projects and more helpful tips

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About Jedimanda

Jedimanda is an avid costume maker, seamstress, author, and unapologetic fangirl. With more than 8 years of cosplay experience under her belt, she divides her time between her love of costume making, oil painting, and building her SFX makeup portfolio, with time still to pet her black cat Salem. When she’s not sewing her latest cosplay, she is a professional wig maker for Custom Wig Company. In 2020 she published “Creative Cosplay!”, a brilliant guide book covering all about how to get into cosplay. The book is available on Amazon.com . You can follow her on Facebook and Instagram

About the Author

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Emma Farnworth

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Emma is Cosplay Coordinator for MCM Comic Con and ReedPop. A cosplayer since 2009 with a passion for craft, when not running masquerades she can also be found making jewellery, playing Animal Crossing, or indulging her passion for Japanese kimono.

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