The-Cosplay-Scion's avatar

Bow Tutorial

948 47 48K (1 Today)
By The-Cosplay-Scion   |   
Published:
© 2010 - 2020 The-Cosplay-Scion
Alrighty guys, this is still the same tutorial it always was (for those of you who had this faved, or those of you who have happened to look at this before) I just reorganised it so it is a little easier to follow (as well as adding a tiny bit more information about making more complicated bows down at the bottom there)

This is the method I use to make bows. The finished product looks like this and
Also an example of a snowflake or flower bow (mentioned at the bottom) can be seen here

I came up with this method, though it is pretty straightforward, so I am sure I'm not the only one who has figured out bows this way.
I wrote out this entire tutorial myself, including making all those little drawings. So if you wish to repost this somewhere please ask me first.

If anyone had any questions feel free to ask ^^ I’m always so happy to help people whenever I can!

Other Tutorials by Scion
Image size
750x1755px 1.61 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0 Windows
Comments47
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In
Korwynze's avatar
KorwynzeHobbyist Digital Artist
this helped alot!
i finally made a bow for my preddy puppet, 
as soon as he's finished i will show you X3
Neketti's avatar
NekettiStudent General Artist
Used this for the back bow of my  Jadesprite Cosplay it was a GREAT help, thank you very much!
MochiFairy's avatar
MochiFairyHobbyist Artist
This is an awesome tutorial I'll be using it for a costume of mine soon :D thanks for posting this! ^^
Sleepy-Stardust's avatar
Sleepy-StardustHobbyist Interface Designer
Can you remake this? The font is hard to read ): ^^;
The-Cosplay-Scion's avatar
The-Cosplay-Scion Artisan Crafter
I certainly can! :) 
Sleepy-Stardust's avatar
Sleepy-StardustHobbyist Interface Designer
:iconthankssomuchplz:
FantasyTwilight's avatar
FantasyTwilightHobbyist Artisan Crafter
This thing saved me a meltdown over a project....trying to turn a MLP figure into Sailor Chibi Moon from Sailor Moon
The-Cosplay-Scion's avatar
The-Cosplay-Scion Artisan Crafter
Awe I am so glad this was able to help you out!
LadyLuca87's avatar
LadyLuca87Hobbyist General Artist
Used it. I think it turned out well.
[link]
Didn't follow the steps to the T, but I'm happy with it. Thank you for this tutorial, it led me in the right direction.
Majikku-Tejina's avatar
Majikku-TejinaProfessional Photographer
:D
Just used this to make a bow for my cosplay. Will link a picture once I get one :)
Thanks!
The-Cosplay-Scion's avatar
The-Cosplay-Scion Artisan Crafter
Wonderful! I greatly look forwards to seeing it ^^
Kirschu's avatar
This tutorial is very neat =D :heart: :+fav:
Horu-chan's avatar
Horu-chanProfessional Digital Artist
I'm kinda confused here, do you only put the interfacing on the large (tube) part of the bow? Or do you put them in the small tube(s) too?

I'm a newbie at sewing, and I'm making this for my lolita. I'm curious to know, since I want to add lace at the loopy parts of the big bow and the ends of the tails, should I sew on the lace before I make the bow or could I sew them on at the end? Which would be easier? And what would be the best fold to do for a lolita bow?

Thanks~
The-Cosplay-Scion's avatar
The-Cosplay-Scion Artisan Crafter
you only need to interface the large part of the bow. As for sewing on ribbon I would certainly suggest doing that before you assemble it. It will be much easier to do before the bow is all put together. I would also suggest doing a mountain fold for a lolita bow ^^

Hope that helps!
Horu-chan's avatar
Horu-chanProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you that does help! It helps a lot! :heart:
Hirdael's avatar
HirdaelHobbyist Writer
thaaaank you!!!!!!!!
SarlyneART's avatar
SarlyneARTStudent Digital Artist
Yessssssssssss! Now I can make a Doctor Who Cosplay! :icondoctorthumbsupplz:
SewKawaii's avatar
Thank you! :D I used it to make this bow [link]
KaixTomiko's avatar
YAY! I CAN NOW DO MY COSPLAY UNIFORM! THANKS YOU! =D
SCTE3's avatar
Loved it. X3

Even though I have never cosplayed before. =[
Mallenroh001's avatar
Mallenroh001Professional General Artist
yay bows. . . I'm a huge sucker for pretty ribbon lol
EresGyaru420's avatar
thanks so much for putting this together and sharing! It will be a big help!
MielDAvon's avatar
MielDAvonHobbyist Photographer
what a great tutorial. thanks!
stillvisions's avatar
I'm pretty sure I'm not needing to make bows any time soon, but faving for reference just in case :)
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In