The Costume Counselor: Patterns as a Base

Unless you’re naturally gifted with drafting your own patterns, utilizing existing ones will be the easiest way to actually construct a costume from scratch.  Odds are, you won’t find a pattern that works completely and perfectly for whatever you’re making especially if you’re trying to be screen accurate.  There is, however, a certain art to flipping through pattern books in search of an illusive base.  First things first, you should ask yourself how willing you are to be inaccurate.  You should also be realistic about your ability to alter patterns.  And then get yourself to the fabric store. Continue reading