During Blizzcon 2016 prep season, Li Ming was one of THREE costumes I was working on simultaneously in preparation for the convention! It was hectic but worthwhile in the end looking back.
Li Ming was one project with a lot of my firsts:
- First major project in my new house!
- First time live streaming on Twitch
- First time releasing armor patterns (see below)
Check out my Twitch Highlights to see more detailed, real-time construction videos!
First debut: Blizzcon 2016
Time Spent: 4 months
Patterns Available for Download
Free Cosplay PDF Patterns
DIY Sewing Mask Tutorial
This is a modified version of the original tutorial credited here:HOW TO MAKE FACE MASK WITH FILTER POCKET AND ADJUSTABLE WIRE | SEWING TUTORIALI chose this pattern because I wanted: Easy straight cuts (instead of curved) for mass production with my workflow Masks...
Cosplay Wing Harness Tutorial
In this tutorial, I discuss how I attach removable wings to the body with a harness. Mercy from Overwatch has various skins where both an invisible or regular harness may need to be used to achieve that high "wing angle". For both versions of these wings, I used the...
PVC Pipe Reference Holder [Tutorial]
Download the 3D Printable file here! I made this as a little tool to hold parts of common PVC pipe sizes used for cosplay from Home Depot. While not in my workshop, I needed a tangible and accurate representation of PVC pipes for 3d modeling with. At least...
Using Heat Transfer Vinyl Appliqué With a Cutting Machine [Tutorial]
Heat Transfer Vinyl serves as a great solution for creating crisp appliqué details on any project! In this tutorial, I use examples from my Zhuque Mercy project. See my other appliqué tutorials here: Using Spandex for Applique and Trims [Tutorial] Navigation: Prepare...
Printing Odd Sized Patterns Without a Wide Format Printer [Tutorial]
What if you have a pattern that was already pre-scaled, but the document paper size is too large for your printer to handle? If you do not have access to a wide format printer, this tutorial explains how to print to several pages on a home or office printer using US...
Printing a 1:1 Pattern [Tutorial]
These instructions apply if you have purchased one of C'est La Sara patterns that do not need additional scaling! If the description states that the pattern is a 1:1 scale, please read these instructions carefully. This tutorial is also available in print version...