Catering Towards A Unique Culture: Cosplay By McCalls

I love the fact that cosplay is not only being internationally recognized, but now companies are actually catering towards cosplayers.

McCalls who is one of the sewing pattern giants has created it’s very own cosplay site. The collection includes patterns created by the fabulous Yaya Han, the new McCalls Cosplay Brand and includes vintage and costume patterns for a base. As any cosplayer knows, no matter how close the pattern, you still end up changing it to fit your needs and expectations.

Here are the newly introduced patterns for the McCalls Cosplay Brand 😀

I am so excited to get my hands on some of these  and that read coat pattern . . . I’m seeing a Trigun gender bend in the near future 😀

To check out all of the patterns offered, visit the site at: Cosplay McCalls

Who are some of your favorite companies that cater towards cosplayers?

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Problem Solving: When a Pattern doesn’t work

Sewing Problems: Patterns 😦
So, the dress pattern I originally bought for the under layer of my Morgana gown is designed for a stiffer fabric and not a knit. I knew that in the beginning but the skirt is so perfect for what I need. Since the top of the of under layer is pretty basic, I decided to look through some Pinterest boards for some printable pdf sewing patterns. Well I came across a ton of free patterns and through a search, I finally found the perfect one.

Zoe At So, Zo What Do You Know created an easy to follow and basic Camisole Pattern, that you can download and use as many times as you would like. I altered the pattern a bit for a lower v neckline. Since I am sewing a knit, I decided to use a loose straight stitch first to make sure the fit was just right, then I sewed over the straight stitch with a narrow zig zag. I will post some pictures later. I am also in a debate, to sew a bra into the top or not. I think I might 😀

So Zo Sewing Cami Pattern
You can find the tank pattern and the instructions here:  —-> Free Downloadable PDF Vest & Cami Pattern

I am most definitely going to be using this pattern for some summer tanks :3

Do you have any free patterns to share, that would make some cosplayer lives a little more easier?

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