Humble Bundle – Cosplay Special

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Humble Bundle is a site we won’t mention often, but one that certainly deserves recognition. The company makes agreements with mostly game publishers and book publishers to get items it bundles together for a low cost that can then be purchased. Not only are these costs low, you can actually choose how much you want to pay for it. Seriously. Only have a dollar? That will get you some of the professional quality items. Notice I did only say some as obviously the more you spend the more you get. Typically only requiring a minimum of $10-15 to get all the items in that week’s bundle. So besides getting games or books for a very low cost, the humble part of this that part of the money goes to charity. There are actually sliders at the bottom that let you chose how much money goes to the publishers, charity, or back to the site. This also means you can pay well over the minimum and donate most of the money to charity. You can even chose which charity you want to donate to if you so wish.

 

So what does this site have to do with crafting?  Well normally nothing as the topics of the bundles varies often, and the video games tend to take the spotlight over the comic or book bundles they may be offering. Not so this week. This week they are offering a bundle deal on some excellent cosplay and prop making reference books.

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Paying even just $1 gets you ebook versions of Make: Getting Started with Adafruit FLORA; Make: Wearable Electronics: Design, Prototype, and Wear Your Own Interactive Garments; Make: Design for 3D Printing; Kitchen Floor Vacuum Former; and the Adam Savage Moldmaking Primer. That’s a crazy amount of knowledge for only $1. There are 2 other minimum tiers ($8 and $15) and you get not just that level but all the books at the previous tiers as well. So for a minimum of $15 you could be the proud owner of 14 books all about cosplay design that will help you make the best costume possible, while also making a donation to charity. It’s a crazy good deal; one I’ve already taken advantage of since books on prop making will certainly help with the various crafts I do.

The offer ends in 8 days from the date of this post (around noon EST on Oct. 26th, 2016), so you have some time to think it over. If you’ve ever wanted to make better props or costumes though, now is the time to get great professional resources.


A Prop Closet All Your Own

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While I have gone on about my lack of sewing skill, I do enjoy using my other crafting abilities to create props or recreation pieces. My shop and convention schedule keeps me from having the time to really go crazy like I used to, so instead, I’ll just show off this amazing artist’s skill. ^_^

Ebony Dagger by ryoshi-un

Ryoshi-un has a beautiful gallery that is filled with high quality replicas to simple weathering examples and miniatures. I was so happy to stumble upon his work on deviantart this week so I could share it with everyone. He was even kind enough to show how he goes about creating a piece with his Goonies Key replica. Would that I had the time and resources…my house would be filled with this stuff, lol.

Copperbones Key Replica by ryoshi-un

I also love his Vampire Slayer Kit and Zombie Walk costumes. The later of which he design just for himself and his significant other. ^_^

~Nicole