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.
Looking for pre-made templates? We have a collection of free templates here!
More Videos About Patterns & Templates:
Itty bitty nuke! Bill shows you how to make the wastelander’s best friend out of EVA foam with some help from Plaid Craft’s Cosplay Technique & Finishing Kit!
Bill’s got a super easy tutorial to help makers of all skill levels create a super cool dragon egg – just like the ones seen in Game of Thrones!
Bill shows you how to make the Judge companion mask from one of his favorite games – Far Cry: New Dawn! Learn how to make a smooth mask pattern from scratch – or download the free blue print!
Bill learns some leather working basics from his buddy Gregg of Bjorn’s Workshop, our local (not for long) leather expert! Together they cover some beginner tools and techniques and make Bill an awesome holster!
Bill & Paige work on a radical Spyro inspired hat to celebrate the re-release of her favorite game. Follow along to make your own with the help of some FREE templates!
When Day asks you to make his cosplay dreams come true by building him a Power Treads costume, you say “YES!”
Our buddies Evan and Katelyn want to take on some more costume oriented projects, so to help them out, we made Katelyn a duct tape dummy to make pattern creation easier!
Bill & Britt team up for an epic Sea of Thieves build! Follow along on their one day build journey as they craft a skull out of EVA foam using basic tools and materials.
During a recent trip to San Francisco to film some projects with Tested, Bill got to visit Adam Savage’s workshop and team up with the Mythbuster himself for an epic one day build! The duo made a replica of the Nazgul gauntlet using EVA foam. In this video, Bill makes another gauntlet and then paints them all to look like real metal.
Using EVA foam and a rotary tool, Britt carves her own version of Surtur’s skull-like crown from Thor: Ragnarok.
Britt tries out fabric printing with the Sweeper Bot’s bodysuit! After sewing the printed fabric together into a new undersuit, velcro and snap attachments keep all the foam armor pieces in place.
Bill was visited in the shop today by Domestic Dan and the duo made a custom built corgi masquerade mask from EVA foam!