The Costume Making Guide: Creating Armor and Props for Cosplay by Svetlana Quindt.

Followed by millions of people from all over the world, master armor maker Svetlana Quindt aka "Kamui Cosplay" will help you bring your cosplay dreams to life with your own two hands! Kamui Cosplay deconstructs the work that goes into making a complete costume, from the first thought to the final photo. Tutorials cover design planning, fabricating body armor, 3D painting techniques and more.

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Medieval Earl in armor leaving for the war.

Medieval Earl in armor. 8th, 9th century costumes.

Medieval Earl in armor leaving for the war, followed by his vassals. 8th, 9th century.

Medieval Earl in armor leaving for the war, followed by his vassals. 8th, 9th century.

Comte partant pour la Guerre, suive de ses Vassaux


First Time Sewing: The Absolute Beginner's Guide by Editors Of Creative Publishing

Filled with detailed descriptions of materials and tools, the easy step-by-step instructions for all the basic sewing techniques will have you creating projects like aprons, pillows, and even pants and shorts in no time.

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From the book: Costumes civils et militaires des Français à travers les siècles. 1883. Author: Jean Baptiste Marie Augustin Challamel. Engraver: Meunier, Jean-Baptiste. Ouvrage couronné par l’Académie francaise.

Associated to:

  1. The Carolingian Fashion Period from 987 to 1270.
  2. Life-size warrior figures in full armor and equipment. 
  3. Frankish Merovingian costume history 4th and 5th century.
  4. Byzantine costume history. 5th to 6th century.
  5. Costumes of Carolingians in the 7th and 8 Century.