Workshop Wednesday – Distressing Fabric

This week, Laura Sindall will show you how to properly age. distress, and dirty your cosplay for an authentic look!  Laura shows how she distressed her Little Sister Bioshock cosplay in the video – but the techniques can be applied to any cosplay.

Two techniques are outlined for this – grab your supplies and lets get busy!

Technique 1 – Aging fabric: Cheese grater, sand paper

Technique 2 – Staining fabric: Coffee, tea, bleach



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About the author


Alexis is the lead fabricator and designer for Shattered Stitch Cosplay, based out of Tennessee. She has been in the cosplay community over 10 years and is a familiar face at cons large and small all across the Southeast US.

Alexis is a consummate nerd with her genres of expertise and interest being concentrated in Marvel comics and World of Warcraft. Also on her interest list is Top Cow, Aspen, DarkHorse, and DC, as well as most all videogames with her personal concentration being PC gaming (Master Race).

Her costumes span everything from comics and fantasy books to live action, including: Final Fantasy, Game of Thrones, Hunger Games, Studio Ghibli, and Conan.

If you'd like to nerd cred check, step right up and give it a swing. You'll receive your consolation prize as you exit stage left.

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