Two years ago I gathered a wide variety of tutorials together for a month of blog posts about DIY Halloween costumes, from burlesque to zombies, Star Wars to steampunk. I recently realized that [...]
Paul started out making his costumes from paper mache. It's an accessible, cheap medium that can be used to create just about any shape, large or small. The results can be sturdy and weatherproof if done right. It can also be heavy and uncomfortable. But it's a time honored Halloween costume material and I've gathered some links that show it's versatility and potential high quality (no balloon heads). I also threw in some cardboard, duct tape and plaster gauze links.
Here's a topic that can take over your life: cosplay. If you are unfamiliar with cosplay (short for costume play), it's a subculture of anime and sci-fi enthusiasts that combines role-playing and fashion into a type of performance art. Cosplayers are often are very dedicated, spending all their free time and money on impressive and elaborate outfits.