Steampunk & Cosplay Fashion Design & Illustration is designed to appeal to both fashion enthusiasts and steampunk cosplay fans alike. Whether your dream is to become a fashion designer, or you simply want to combine your artistic skills with a love for steampunk fashion and culture, the tips, tricks, tools, and step-by-step projects in this book provide you with everything you need to learn to design and draw an assortment of cosplay outfits. Beginning with a brief introduction to drawing techniques and fashion basics, this valuable resource provides a quick guide to figure proportions, basic anatomy, and a glossary of common fashion terms. Additionally you will learn how to render various textures, including fabric, brass, leather, wood, and more. You'll discover how to render typical steampunk characters, along with their fascinating and outlandish accessories, including brass spectacles, goggles, canes, boots, and more. After working through the step-by-step projects you will find templates at the back of the book to help you get started on your own original fashion designs. With comprehensive instruction, a plethora of artist tips and tricks, and beautiful artwork to inspire, Steampunk & Cosplay Fashion Design & Illustration is the perfect resource for budding fashion designers and seasoned artists alike.
Samantha Crossland, who runs her eponymous label as Samantha Rei, began her design career with her label "Blasphemina's Closet" in 2000. After closing "Blasphemina's Closet" in September of 2013, she started anew with Samantha Rei, which embodies the sweetness and femininity that has come to be expected from the designer. Samantha attended the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley, Minnesota, choosing to hone her skills as an illustrator and painter so she could pursue comic book art. After graduating in 1999, she spent a year at the College of Visual Arts (CoVA) in Saint Paul to major in illustration and then continued her education at the Minneapolis Community and Technical College for Apparel Technologies. Samantha has been featured in numerous publications, including the Star Tribune, L'etoile Magazine, Cloud Orchid Magazine(Steampunk issue), New York Times, and Maxim. Samantha Rei is now a contestant on season 16 of Project Runway.
"Samantha brings her impeccable esthetic, talent, and grace to this gorgeous fashion design and illustration book. It's practical, easy to use, beautiful, and wonderfully written. I adore it and its author." - Serena Valentino, comic book author