McCall’s has sent us the details on two new versatile patterns in their cosplay lineup: HITCHED And PRELUDE. [click to continue…]


Well, it doesn’t HAVE to be creepy, but I can definitely see that potential.

The two new patterns in McCall’s cosplay lineup are Papillon and Manikin:

M2084 Papillon This is the latest design ifrom Seattle Cosplay.
This versatile double breasted coat has two different views, for two completely different looks. The swallow tail coat can be modified forArtistocrat Fashion, oji(or sometimes ouji), a Prince or Elegant Goth. This is also perfect for any Romantic Goth character, vampire, or just a great addition to your Steampunk wardrobe. The second view, which is featured on the back cover of the envelope is a beautifully feminine in an elegant silk duponi with black lace details. This version is also great for any steampunk looks.

M2035 Manikin.
This design has a lot of fun elements that you can use to achieve a look pretty look in the Lolita Fashion .The design has four different pieces; a dress, overskirt, blouse and bow.The blouse is very useful for all different and all the other pieces can also be modified for different types princesses, Alice in Wonderland and a variety of other characters. Make sure to take a close look at the photos-this design is chock full of little details, extra fancy lace, buttons, bows, charms. The more, the better.

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McCall’s has informed us about the latest wave in their lineup of cosplay patterns. Presenting FATALE, ROVE And STASH:

M2083 Fatale. This pattern has 4 Easy Accessories-a Crown and Collar for a Mad Queen, Shoulder Armor fit for any fantasy character and cool leggings to complete a Steampunk or Burlesque ensemble.

M2070 Rove- This versatile design for Bolero Jackets has 6 different variations of collars and sleeves. This is great for so many cosplays; Anime, Gaming Characters, Steampunk and Diesel Punk. Mix and match any of the elements provided in this package.

M2071-Stash. Even Super Heros need to be organized. This pattern offers a collection of pouches and two belts to mix and match according to your character’s needs. Depending on what fabric is used this design can be used from Sci-Fi to Steampunk.

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Actually, McCall’s has added two new cosplay patterns to their lineup, but we were especially taken with the beautiful kimono “Obi:Gado” version. Check out all of the details and additional pics below. [click to continue…]

sentinel renegade

The latest in McCall’s awesome lineup of cosplay patterns has arrived. Allow me to introduce you to “Renegade” and “Sentinel”.

Renegade M2069 You asked us, we answered! Our very first extended size Cosplay by McCall Pattern available in Sizes 18W-32W. This versatile design from Anachronism in Action includes an Underbust Corset, Halter and Belt. There are so many cool details on this pattern-intricate lacing on the back of the halter and glow in the dark piping on the Corset, Halter and Belt.

Sentinel M2080Become the Guardian of your own fantasy world with this new super detailed pattern. This design includes a Tunic, Vest, Hood and Bracers and has fun details that Cosmakers love. Check out the quilting on the vest and hood. The frog closures can be hand made, the bracers have painted detail and there is some cool beading trim on the hood. Your imagination is your limit with this design.

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mccalls vsr

McCall’s continues to expand their fantastic cosplay pattern lineup with three new releases: Valor, Spectral and Resistance.

  • Valor: Create a fantasy warrior for any Realm.
  • Spectral: A Gothic Romane Heroine in search of things that go bump in the night
  • Resistance: Become a Post apocalyptic Freedom Fighter in a faraway galaxy

All three patterns will be available starting today at Cosplay by McCall’s. As always, multiple views are included, along with step-by-step instructions and guide sheets. The outer envelopes are also designed with more room for additional information, sewing tips, line drawings and photo references.

Check out loads of additional pics below (and stay tuned for a short video and McCall’s tutorial on Fashionably Geek in the coming days). [click to continue…]

mccalls wave 4

McCall’s has just launched Wave 4 of their cosplay pattern lineup with two new patterns dubbed INTREPID and NOTCHED.

  • M2051 Intrepid: Perfect for Game of Thrones and Shannara-esque fantasy characters.
  • M2042 Notched: An overcoat that can be used for everything from a Doctor to a Dashing Intergalactic Captain.

Both designs are priced at $18.95 and are available starting today at Cosplay by McCall’s. As always, multiple views are included, along with step-by-step instructions and guide sheets. The outer envelopes are also designed with more room for additional information, sewing tips, line drawings and photo references.

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The following guest post/tutorial is by Gillian Conahan, editor for McCall’s Vogue Patterns Magazine.

If you’re making a gothic gown for your themed wedding, cosplay, or alternative fashion event, you need the right accessories to finish it off. And what could be more appropriate than a matching bouquet? All you need are a few silk flowers and some basic supplies, and you’ll have a gorgeous lasting memento of the occasion. Read on to see how you can create your very own customized floral accessory.

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mccalls belle

McCall’s has teamed up exclusively with Fashionably Geek to premiere the third wave of patterns in the Cosplay By McCall’s collection.

Two new patterns BELLE ROGUE and BELLE NOIR were developed in partnership with Ichigo Black, a designer known for her Japanese fashion inspired line of handmade clothing. Like all of her pieces, these new McCall’s patterns draw their inspiration from gothic, lolita and steampunk styles.

But wait until you check out the pics below. The patterns pop even more thanks to custom pieces from Extasia Jewelry, wigs from Arda Wigs, and some gorgeous DIY bridal bouquets (tutorials for the bouquets will be available soon).

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After launching the first three patterns in their cosplay line back in February, McCall’s has partnered with Kelly Cercone, a cosplaying costumer and the driving force behind Anachronism In Action, to bring DIY cosplayers and costume makers two corset patterns for Wave 2—LACED and SHAPESHIFTER. She notes:

“It was my goal to create a versatile range of corset patterns for cosplayers; corset slopers if you will,” she said from her studio in Los Angeles. “Curvaceous, sturdy, easy to fit, and even easier to creatively adapt to bring any character to life.”

One of the most celebrated corsetieres in the business, Kelly designed both LACED and SHAPESHIFTER with an eye toward highlighting different embellishment techniques ideal for corsets. LACED features three completely different corset constructions, with a variety of lace appliques and trims, while SHAPESHIFTER offers two distinct underbust corset constructions and a brief tutorial on working with sequined fabrics.

Take a closer look at the patterns and read more about the new releases below.

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