Beginner’s Cosplay Guide #2: Tools of the Trade

When I started cosplaying, I didn’t know anything about how to get things done. I knew that a lot of people sewn their own costumes and I knew a lot of people worked with foam and wood. That was about it. I didn’t know there was something called Thermoplastic, I didn’t know there were groups who worked with leather (or pleather). I didn’t know a lot of the tools people used and honestly, I jumped right into the deep end before I could swim. But, I think that’s how it sort of has to be as a cosplayer.

Cosplay is a crazy craft; cosplayers all begin somewhere and the question is where? How does someone start cosplaying comfortably? Who can cosplay? What are the etiquettes behind cosplay and what does a cosplayer need to know? Can someone with an unsteady hand become a cosplayer? Can someone who has never sewn-up a hole create stunning works of art? What do you need to get started? In a series of mini-guides, I hope to quell some of these questions and more.

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Project Working: 5 Tools To Get You Through Your Projects

Projects are a huge demand on an individual, especially if you have personal projects that you want to get through yourself. However, it doesn’t have to be so hard. With so many tools built for you to manage your projects, it can be just as hard choosing the right applications for you. This article covers five tools that I use regularly, helping me get through any project (and what I use them for).

Projects are a huge demand on an individual, especially if you have personal projects that you want to get through yourself. However, it doesn’t have to be so hard. With so many tools built for you to manage your projects, it can be just as hard choosing the right applications for you. This article covers five tools that I use regularly, helping me get through any project (and what I use them for).

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Animation Tool: Spriter Pro

Humble Bundle has given me plenty of great games, but they’ve also given me some really good design tools as well. This article is a first impressions review of one of them: Spriter Pro. Join Timlah as we look at what Spriter Pro features and what it can do for your own hobbyist or indie game design studio.

Humble Bundle has given me plenty of great games, but they’ve also given me some really good design tools as well. This article is a first impressions review of one of them: Spriter Pro. Join Timlah as we look at what Spriter Pro features and what it can do for your own hobbyist or indie game design studio.

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