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The Hero’s Closet S E W I N G F O R C O S P L AY A N D C O S T U M I N G ■ ■ BY G I L L I A N C O N A H A N   ■   P H OTO G R A P H S BY K A R E N P E A R S O N

A comprehensive, first-of-its-kind handbook in sewing for cosplay and costuming S E LLING POINTS ■■ Cosplay is on the map as never before. Comic-Cons boast more than 300,000 attendees a year, message boards have 350,000 registered members, and features over four million works devoted to cosplay ■■ This is the first book aimed at the cosplay audience that offers comprehensive costume sewing instructions

S PECIFICATIONS 75 color photographs and 200 black-and-white illustrations 11 patterns 208 pages, 8½ × 9⅞" Paperback with flaps RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: APRIL CRAFT


he Hero’s Closet is the ultimate guide to creating unique

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and fantastical sewn ensembles. This essential handbook

offers detailed, step-by-step instructions that cover the basics of sewing costumes (which often require skills not found in

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standard sewing guides) to help even the most novice sewists create the costumes of their dreams. 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—with ideas for mixing and matching these basics to create costumes of all styles, including superheroes, pirates, elves, schoolgirls, and adventurers. The Hero’s Closet is the first how-to guide to the art of sewing for cosplay, and the perfect guide for all ambitious fans with a DIY spirit. Gillian Conahan is editor-in-chief of Vogue Patterns magazine, as well as a cosplayer, sewing nerd, and certifiable geek in her free time. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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