Not just for Halloween, this tutorial is great if you want to cosplay Kitana, too. All you need to put this costume together is some black pants, and then a little blue and black fabric. This tutorial shows you how to make an amazing Kitana costume - all you need now are her fans!
You can use this tutorial to make a holder for your x-acto knife or any other craft knives. This is a good holder to have, especially if you've lost a cap, because the sharp blade has a harder time cutting through the tape.
Toga parties are an essential part of the college experience! Don't get stuck at your next toga party with a sheet that keeps falling off, check out this video and learn how to tie your outfit properly.
Make a super easy Fred and Wilma Flintstone costume for Halloween! This easy to follow tutorial shows you how to make your own costumes, without needing a pattern, and for significantly less money than you'd spend on a pre made costume.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a pencil dress with Amaka. First, take your measurements all around your body in the chest, waist, and hips. Next, take a really large shirt and measure it to your body parts. Then, trace your measurements with a piece of chalk. After this, cut out the sleeves and collar from the large shirt. Now you will fold the square you are left with in half, then cut out the shape of your body from the shirt. After this, unfold the dress and sew it with a sewing ma...
In this clip, learn how to take easy items and create very cool, big rabbit feet just in time for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland themed cosplay costumes. These feet are big and very realistic looking - you will turn a ton of heads at your next convention with this look! Have fun!
Ever desired your very own masquerade mask? ThreadBanger takes us through the fun, multiple steps to acquire your very own custom-fit plaster mask! Materials needed include plaster wrap cloth, water, scissors, petroleum jelly, spray paint (in your color choice), sand paper, paint sealer spray, and decorative additions to personalize your mask! This project will need to dry overnight, so be sure to leave enough time before your party or event.
Check out this DIY video tutorial from Curbly, the best place to share pictures of your home, find design ideas, and get expert home-improvement advice.
Watch this instructional fashion design videos to customize a pair of Nike Air Force One sneakers. Make sure to clean the shoe with nail polish remover, or acetone to remove the finish. Tape off the areas of the shoe you want to protect. Here is one example of how to paint your Air Force Ones and give them a customized look.
This is all about how to make a corset. First you're shown how to trace the pattern onto your chosen material, and then you're shown each step along the way to make a sexy and well fitting corset or waist cincher.
In this clip, learn how to make a giant hammer like Amy Rose carries in Sonic the Hedgehog. This hammer can be made with simple items that you may already have from other projects, or can be easily found at a craft store or Walmart. This hammer is super cool and realistic looking, so follow along and get ready for you summer conventions with this fun cosplay style.
Watch this fashion tutorial video from ThreadBanger to learn how to braid fabric without it fraying. You'll need three strips of fabric, pins, and a sewing machine. You can embellish just about anything with your new braids, and this instructional video will help you braid like a pro.
This tutorial comes just in time for Halloween, but you can use it for cosplay as well. This is a very easy costume to make - all you need is a basic black outfit, and then assemble the blue rectangles to make the mask, obi and tunic.
The woman in the video want to show how to tie a toga for men and woman. Everything you need for both types of toga is a bed sheet, folded in half. First, men toga. You wrap the sheet around once and then roll it over your shoulder. For the woman toga, take the sheet, wrap is around you, and than roll it over your shoulder. You can even have clothes under it, because the most part of them won't be able to be seen. You can also put a crown on your head, made from leaves. Enjoy your toga!
This simple but cool leather ring you can make in 5 minutes. Video: .
Most people (who have never done tie dye before) think that tie dye is simply squirting a bunch of psychadelic colors onto tied up fabric and going crazy with it. But there's more to tie dye than trippy rainbow hues and organic designs. There is more than one way to add a tie dye effect to a shirt or scarf.
Time to trade in that rainbow guitar strap from something that fits your rock n' roll attitude. Well, nothing screams grunge louder than a guitar strap made out of duct tape. This simple tutorial shows you how to wrap it up, then strap it up. Rock on!
You barely even need a sewing machine to make this dress! All you need is a length of your favorite fabric. Wrap it around yourself, tie one shoulder and then sew up the side seam. Now all you need is to pick which shoes you're going to wear with it!
Start with an old school globe, then dismantle it and remove the printed paper map. Then build up the shoulder and neck area with Chavant clay and cover up the seam. Cut a few holes in the globe and attach a few extra accessories. Then add a coat of paint and you have your own deep sea diving helment for your next steampunk adventure!
In this tutorial, we learn how to tie dye an oval style shape. Start with a square piece of a shirt that is damp, then fold it in half. Then fold it in half again, then in half again. After this, fold the shirt accordion style, paying attention to where the main corner of the shirt is. Once finished folding, tie two knots in the bottom, then fold the fabric up until you reach the ties. Now, tie or secure this bundle tightly with rubber bands. Apply your favorite colors of die on the shirt, ge...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a Victorian hat from a lampshade with Gwen. You will need: a lampshade, scissors, acrylic paint, paint brushes, glue, a compass, and cardboard. First, take the compass and make the circle as wide as you want your hat to be, then trace your lampshade on the cardboard. Now place the small end of the lampshade around the large circle that you drew. Next, cut these circles out of the cardboard. Leave extra room, don't cut it out exactly on the line. When fin...
This video will show you how to make a very useful bracelet with 550 paracord. Once you watch this video, you'll have no excuse not to have any paracord on you. You'll always be prepared; after all, you never know what you could use this for! Just follow these steps:
Check out this video for advice on how to build a brand new wallet out of duct tape. These aren't just ordinary wallets, either, they have slots for credit cards and everything! These are complete billfolds and can be made into plenty of different style depending on your preference. So, follow along and once you get the hang of it, why not experiment and create your own design?
In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a nifty little money clip to hold your cash together inside your pocket. A money clip is a great alternative to a wallet and makes it easier to hang on to multiple bills without losing them.
Do you love the 1960s flair that tie-dye gives your clothes, but hate tracking pre-dyed stuff down at hippie stores? This two-part video teaches you how to make your old plain-colored clothing tie-dyed using the knot technique. Revitalize your closet using this technique without ever having to set foot in a specialty store!
This Thread Banger video demonstrates making a skirt from men‚Äôs button down shirt sleeves. Brooksie from Haute Sew presents the technique. Two men‚Äôs button down shirts are needed. Cut the sleeves off the shirt at the seams and then split them open at the shirt sleeve seams, leaving the buttons in the middle. Pin the sleeves together along the raw edge with wrong sides together and sew them. The panels can be made to alternate colors or in color blocks depending on the style of shirts used...
In this Fine Art video tutorial you will learn how to make your own duct tape dress form. This video is from www.thunderlily.com. The materials you will need for this project are an old t-shirt, duct tape, strips of fabric to put around your neck and arms and a pair of gloves. Wear the old t-shirt and stand upright. Tape around the chest and waist to keep your shape as shown in the video. Add extra fabric around the neck. Then tape all over the t-shirt and cover the entire t-shirt. Then remov...
Consider a normal and ideal height for a girl in 5feet 8inches in height. The book of Andrew Loomis is a good guide for drawing realistic human figures. It explains the body proportions, techniques, drawing the parts, human movements, and poses of the body.
Do you have an old pair of jeans hanging around? Maybe they don't fit anymore, or perhaps they are out of style? With a few stitches, you can turn that ugly old pair of pants into a stylish corset top.
ThreadBanger give us a great recipe to make a unisex bomber hat using just a flannel shirt, white faux fur, a measuring tape, the bomber hat pattern, a sewing machine, and two and a half hours of your creative time. Add pom-poms at the ears to give it extra flavor! Super cool look for both dudes and ladies.
Thread Banger and their friends at Ruffeo Hearts Lil Snotty show us how to transform our old backpack into a now hip (yes, they're hip again) fanny pack in just under two hours. With a disposable backpack, pattern weights, marking chalk, a zipper, seam ripper, scissors, a buckle, some pins, a sewing machine, and a downloadable pattern courtesy of RHLS, you can make your own custom-made fanny pack in time to show off at school the next day! A definite must-try.
This video shows you how to make fabric dye using ingredients you can find in your kitchen. Perfect for an arts and crafts project or a handmade fashion statement!
How to make a toga for a female. Easy step by step instructions on how to get a great looking toga for your forthcoming toga party.
Learn how to spraypaint an old school denim graffiti jacket. Part 1 of 2 - How to Paint a graffiti jacket.
Thread Heads travel to an Austin craft fair and learn how to turn an old sweater into a new pair of homemade leggings.
This week, in celebration of Tim Burtons new movie Sweeney Todd, Thread Heads hangs out with the Oscar award winning costume designer, Colleen Atwood, in this instructional video. Plus we turn some neighborhood thrift store finds into some Sweeney Todd inspired Victorian trash outfits. This is one how-to video you won't want to miss.
A ten minute film on how to make your own iPhone belt buckle. This entire idea and design and construction and package creation and the manufacture of 6-8 buckles was done within 24 hours of the iPhone launch, for fun.
Got some old jeans lying around or any pairs that don't fit? ThreadBanger shows you how to turn some old pairs of jeans into a new pair of overalls.
Making a cool leather wallet is easy. Just get yourself some scrap strips of leather ant you are good to go. No special tool required. You can see full process of making this simple wallet in the video.