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Cosplay Inspiration: DIY Steampunk Hats

Your look needs one of these hats.

Looking for the perfect finishing touch for your steampunk costume? How about one of these hats? They are really easy to put together using an inexpensive purchased or thrifted hat as the base, and your creativity as the wow factor. Using a variety of Dritz® hardware fasteners and other soft, textured materials, you can make a bespoke steampunk hat that crowns your costume, or that IS your costume. (Yes, they are that solid.) Take a peek: see all eight looks, and plan some DIY hat action.

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Cosplay Inspiration: Locked & Lovely Steampunk Costume

This DIY ensemble delivers the goods. 

We’re learning about cosplay and DIY costuming and we want to share our insights with you! This is one of our recent creations, and we’re calling her Locked & Lovely. You agree, right? The Dritz® press locks feature dominantly on the corset and pretty much steal the show. But the skirt is solid, too. See how we made this costume, and get tips for creating your own!

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Cosplay Inspiration: Belted Beauty Steampunk Costume

Bring your creation to life with cool fabrics, DIY hardware & hacked patterns.

So, this whole cosplay thing is new to us here at Dritz®. We typically think of the folks who use our sewing products as seamstresses, design students, couture sewists, beginners, casual DIY enthusiasts, makers, home decorators … the list goes on. We’re excited to learn more about cosplay and those of you who like to wear costumes as part of your daily attire. Read more to learn about one of our first costumes, Belted Beauty. 

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Dritz® at New York Comic Con

Cosplay off the hook.

So, this was a lot of fun. Hard work; crazy; but fun! For those of you who follow us on Instagram and Facebook, you know that in October, Dritz® attended the New York Comic Con (NYCC) show. We had a great response to the images we’ve already shared – seems that y’all were a bit surprised to see us at NYCC, and that you loved our look! We went with a steampunk theme for our booth, and made a whole bunch of garments and accessories using our Dritz® construction and hardware items. See what we made and how.

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DIY Fashion: Make a Pair of Boot Covers with Dritz Eyelets

Add some “wow” to your outfit or costume with this clever add-on accessory.

Can we just say, “yes, please!” These DIY boot covers are pretty amazing! Make them using Dritz® eyelets and wear them with your everyday black booties for a total transformation! It’s a unique and easy way to give your basic booties new life as a racy cosplay or Halloween accessory. Don’t miss the no-sew cloak that you can make and pair with these “boots.”  

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