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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XV century clothing in Italy.

 Pharmacist clothing. Italian Podestà, church warden and soldier. Lady and gentleman. Lord of Rimini and archer.

XV. Century Italy

XV century clothing in Italy. Early renaissance fashion.

Upper left half of the image: Fashion 1450. Pharmacist clothing in 1430. Right: Italian Podestà, church warden and soldier.
Lower half of the image on the left: Lady in the fashion of 1450. Elegant lady and gentleman in the fashion of 1480. Right: Lord of Rimini and archer in demonstration position 1488. Beatrice d’Este, patron of Leonardo da Vinci in the fashion of the year 1490.


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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“On the history of costumes”. Münchener Bilderbogen (Munich pictures sheets). Published by Braun & Schneider, Munich c.1858 -1898s.