Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
MyntKat has been hosting Costumery Week :excited: all this week at deviantART.

I'm super excited about this because even though I know almost nothing about making costumes, I am going to provide you with insights about costume design by featuring deviant tutorials!

If you love costumes, this article will hopefully be a great resource to provide you with...
  • TUTORIALS that will answer all of your costumery questions
  • Links to ARTICLES that feature even more costuming info
  • Some fabulous features of COMPLETED COSTUMES
  • Art GROUPS that specialize in costumes
(I feel I should mention that none of the articles or features below are in chronological order. Everything is placed by the days that were most appropriate for each link's subject.)

It's Costume Design 101. Class is in session. Get ready to have your costumery mind blown!

Sunday - Intro to Cosplay

Tuesday - Period Costumery

GeikoHikizuriKitsuke Tutorial by Kurokami-Kanzashi 1. Tutorial - How to make a.. by Skane-Smeden How to make Samurai Armour by kay115 Making Bellydance Tassles by Ailvayn:thumb88321134::thumb149703717: Tutorial: Make your own hakama by taeliac:thumb152131081: Fakie Screen Printing Tutorial by taeliac how to dress like a lady. by ryuuenx

Wednesday - Steampunk

Steampunk on a Budget by HiddenYume-stock How to Grommet By Hand by sidneyeileen Time Flies jewellery tutorial by aliceazzo Steampunk Goggles: A Tutorial by FenrisDesigns Aviator Cap Tutorial by Cristophine Time Flies jewellery tutorial by aliceazzo No-Stretch Boot Cover Tutorial by FireLilyCosplay Steampunk Heart Necklace Tut. by aliceazzo Steampunk Hand in Walkthrough by aternox Steampunk jewellery tutorial by Gothic-Enchantress

Thursday - Fursuits

Making a Fursuit head by obsidianEMOtion:thumb138368552: So You Want to Make a Bird Tail by moonymonster Draenei Hoof Tutorial by nekokelly Demon Wing Tutorial by nolwen cat ears tutorial by basteth66 Large Costume Jaws by Sunnybrook1 How-to: Swimmable mermaid tail by Colt-kun Fimo Teeth Tutorial by invader-gir Moldable Tail Tutorial by chameleoncosplayteam

Friday - Corsets

Tutorial: Tipping Corset Bones by taeliac Woven Corset Bodice Tutorial by nolwen Reversible Corset Tutorial by Reine-Haru Making a Quilted Gore Corset by sidneyeileen How to Make a Double Busk by sidneyeileen Busk Installation by WaistedSpace How to spiral lace a corset by Kathelyne How to Make a Mesh Corset by sidneyeileen How To Lace a Corset by WaistedSpace

Costuming Groups

:bulletyellow: armourmakers - A group dedicated to the creation of armour, for cosplay, original costumes, theatrical and/or historical costumes.

:bulletyellow: Chainmaillers - People dedicated to chainmail, be it jewelry, armor, or admiring such works.

:bulletyellow: Cos-Club - Cosplayers and photographers to showcase their work.

:bulletyellow: CosplayAnimes - Those who create, wear,  and/or like costumes and cosplay of anime and manga.

:bulletyellow: CosplayCommunity - Cosplayers from around the world.

:bulletyellow: CostumeDesignCentral - Costumers show off their original costumes.

:bulletyellow: Needles-and-Thread - Those who like to sew what they wear.

:bulletyellow: Star-Wars-Cosplay - Dedicated to the costumes and props of the Star Wars legacy.

:bulletyellow: Steampunkish - Appreciating the Steampunk genre, be it with costumes, music, art, sculptures, or anything else.

:bulletyellow: TheatreArtists - Any art form relating to theatre is welcome.


I hope this article is helpful to costume enthusiasts. It's amazing to me when creative people share their knowledge in ways that inspire and allow others to learn and grow. Thanks to all these great artists for their tutorials!!
Add a Comment:
kay115 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
Thanks for including my tutorial, it was a nice surprise! (And sorry for my late reply, I've been away for a while!) :love:
Moebius-Trip Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
I wish I had a sewing machine. I wouldn't do whole costumes but I'd definitely accent my wardrobe a bit, plus turn out knicknacks to the dozens.
CoolleKotten Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow... didn't really think my tutotial would be featured anywhere because of the slightly blurry pics (been thinking up updating it with better quality pics). Nonetheless, it is cool to get featured and if my tutorial can help someone then what other thing can I do then wish good luck! :D
Thanks for the feature!
sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for including so many of my tutorials in with so many other wonderful resources! :hug:
PriSuicun Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you for including :iconcosplayanimes: :hug:
EilonwySedai Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Thanks for including :icontheatreartists: here!
HiddenYume-stock Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Oh my thanks so much for the feature!!!!
Add a Comment:

:iconfantasystock: More from FantasyStock

Featured in Collections

Journals by Cayca

More from DeviantArt


.kolton.designs. by creamcheesemanSweets by SweetDeco
Big smiling Bumble by prismtwineSweets Deco Frame by li-saRandom Stuffs by MariaKoch
Pink Octopus by NaughtyBirdBoutiqueKawaii mini winged bunnies by Bojo-BijouxSushi by FrozenNote
:thumb219975967:Lolli Cupcake necklace by FluffntuffRaffaello Snowball - Earrings by vesssper
Raspberry Dangle earrings by MadizzoStrawberry Kidney Earrings by MadizzoWater-melon by allim-lip
White whisper 2 by OrionaJewelrySailor Jupiter Earrings by PricelessCompanionsMidsummer Dream by artemisartbiju
Cookie Earrings by SweetDecoI am a vampire by Galadriel89:thumb200547215:
Necklace_Calla_lillies by sississweetsPurple - Yellow Flower Set by ChrisOnlyPleasure in the sky by allim-lip
Round We Go.... by Sweet2Spicymy precious heart dragon by carmendeeCake with red berries by allim-lip
Dreamy Cake by queenrocks324Tarts by xquiescentdeathThunParure by SaraNekoChan
New berry season by allim-lipRainbow Macarons - Bracelet by Jeyam-PClayBerries by allim-lip
Cheese and Shrimp by OrionaJewelryBW Swirls by AzziellaBracelet 'Cake' by OrionaJewelry
Bracelet 'Strawberry Cake' by OrionaJewelryBracelet 37 by AzziellaStrawberry Cheesecake by OrionaJewelry
English Summer Rose Set by tyney123Tracce 3, the bracelet by AlkhymeiaSweetheart Box by ArteDiAmore
my daughter dress by LB99Skribble dancers etched glass by ImaginedGlassShaun the sheep cross stitch by Santian69
Raywood Gold Leaf Pendant by gazellejewelryPhoenix earrings by IMNIUMPanda Hugs by thedustyphoenix
Bride And Groom Cookies by SliceofcakeSplendid Crane Hair Clip: Tsuru with Shidare. by hanatsukuriCrusing Cthulhu Ammonite by magpie-poet
Brown Furball of DOOM by A-chan--Creations:thum
Creative ARTISAN CRAFTS #2Strawberry Marshmallow Ear. I by sunnyxshineRainbow Swirl Necklace by Lord-AckbarMmmm Brains Earrings by NeverlandJewelryStrawberry Earrings by xXScarletButterflyXxRoll Cake by SaraNekoChanGold Leaf Pendant by wildhorse63Red Roses Stud Earrings by TaltyWedding Journal by ArteDiAmorePanda Mirror phone strap by Fraise-BonbonVial of Ether Pendant by tanyquilMy heart is yours by PinholeGirlHerzkoenigin. for sale on EBAY!! by chac-chacSpecimen fridge magnets by janedeanSpider by favriruby red coral, wire wrapped c by Lethe007Crystallized Butterfly by tanjiiSeahorse Brooch by BaziKotekRegal Recycled Button Pendant by tanyquilGoodie Earrings by RadiumIridiumFaerie Queen Necklace by michelleaudetteThink Pizza by thinkpastel:thumb258246601:Little Wolf by kumokyandiMAJKA by kosijenkapink no. 058 by maschentaschenWood and Wire by LlyzabethAlien brain by Self-AVStormblast by LythStream by LythDay Of The Dead in Blue by IdolRebelNecklace Forest song by WhiteSquawFly with me by PunkTrunkButterfly Lampwork earrin by GardenGateBotanicalsPocket Watch Aquarium by GlimmeringStarshineMedusa ring by IMNIUMLeaf polymer clay pendant by skuggsidaone stroke painted wooden bag by catshomemobile Gold wind by pushok1983Time on my hands by Sekhmets-child:thumb261035892:Serenity by GoddessOvDoomSteampunk Emeral Princess by CrysallisCreationsmariah victorian choker by JuleeMClark:thumb261085369::thumb261629402:Bone spiral goddess necklace by lupagreenwolfVenjulia Trieste Rugby mascot by CinciutThoracic by Anathema-666Halloween set by HelianthusMayEmily by BlackWings-jewelryGolden and grey by scitalisssLittle garden by beads-poet:thumb26


Submitted on
July 23, 2010


115 (who?)