Friday, August 7, 2015

Steampunk & Cosplay Fashion Design & Illustration More than 50 ideas for learning to design your own Neo-Victorian costumes and accessories by Samantha Crossland

The Steampunk and Cosplay Fashion Design and Illustration is a wonderful book, with so much ideas and fabric to use when creating these looks. I love how Samantha Crossland made it so simple to follow and understand which patterns and styles that would work best with the Steampunk look. The book itself is so nicely illustrated and shows real patterns and styles that I am interested in using for my next designs. 
This book really does help me understand how to make a look more Cosplay or Steampunk verse the traditional styles that everyone are use to wearing. It actually is a perfect beginners book and anyone who has interest in learning to use Steampunk in their designs.
The best part, is the step by step projects this book has to offer and the full information and photos that help guide you through each project, which makes it so much more easier to understand and create. I absolutely love this book!

Information About The Author:
Samantha Crossland began her design career with her label "Blasphemina's Closet" in 2000. After closing "Blasphemina's Closet" in September of 2013, she started anew with her new eponymous label "Samantha Rei." Samantha attended the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley, Minnesota, choosing to hone her skills as an illustrator and painter so she could pursue comic book art. After graduating in 1999, she spent a year at the College of Visual Arts (CoVA) in Saint Paul to major in illustration and then continued her education at the Minneapolis Community and Technical College for Apparel Technologies. Samantha has a growing fan base, with more than 3,500 followers on Facebook, 300 Pinterest followers, and nearly 500 Instagram followers. Samantha has been featured in numerous publications, including the Star Tribune, L'etoile Magazine, Cloud Orchid Magazine (Steampunk issue), New York Times, and Maxim. 

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