Patterns and Templates
Here’s our collection of how to make body forms and how to make patterns and templates for your props and costumes. Body forms can be made from simple materials like duct tape or sturdy materials like plaster. You can even make affordable molds from Alginate and cast a solid Hydrocal piece that will be your exact body part size. We design our templates and blueprints in the free vector graphics program Inkscape.
Reference photos of your head and body can be incredibly for prop and costume making! Bill shows you his techniques for making helpful images quickly and easily.
Bill teams up with Evil Ted to show him the basics of transferring costume patterns to the computer using the free vector drawing software, Inkscape.
Bill sits down to design a new sword prop for an upcoming EVA foam weapon build. The PropTarts help him decide which design to go with.
Bill shows a couple of simple techniques for creating a basic helmet template that can be adapted for nearly any costume headwear.
A plaster body casting can be an incredibly useful tool for your costume making arsenal. In this video, Bill and his pals show you how to make a cast safely, quickly, and on the cheap!
How to make a helmet template from a head form. The template is constructed of packing supplies, plastic wrap, and tape. Build up the form you want and…
Britt attempts to level her sewing skills by making World of Warcraft Tabards to wear at BlizzCon!
Check out this lesson from the Punished Props live stream. Bill shows you how to draw simple prop blueprints as he patterns out two weapons from World of Warcraft: Sulfuras, the Hand of Ragnaros and Finkle’s Lava Dredger.
Motivated by some new concept art from the upcoming Destiny DLC, Bill shows off how he likes to experiment with different cosplay design choices.
In just a couple of weeks Bill will be building the Deku shield from Zelda the Ocarina of Time! Before he can get started, he needs to draw a blueprint for the prop so that he can be sure everything will be scaled and shaped correctly.
Britt figures out the bicep and forearm pieces for her Fallout 4 Assaultron Cosplay. She also shows how she made the back antenna and shoulders out of foam.
Bill tries out a new method for making a cosplay foam armor helmet template from scratch using cheap materials and tools.