Steampunk & Cosplay Fashion Design & Illustration

Steampunk & Cosplay Fashion Design & Illustration by Samantha Crossland

More than 50 ideas for learning to design your own Neo-Victorian costumes and accessories

Format: Flex-Bind, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781600584985
Publisher: Walter Foster
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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 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 her new eponymous label "Samantha Rei." 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 a growing fan base, with more than 3,500 followers on Facebook, 300 Pinterest followers, and nearly 500 Instagram followers. Samantha has been featured in numerous publications, including the Star Tribune, L'etoile Magazine, Cloud Orchid Magazine (Steampunk issue), New York Times, and Maxim.
Format: Flex-Bind, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781600584985
Illustrations: 325
Size: 8.75 in x 11.67 in / 222 mm x 296 mm
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"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