Amethyst Angel's Prop And Armor Compendium Booklist

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The first book in the series: an introduction to the Prop and Armormaking Process. Learn how to set up a workspace, research your costumes, and about the tools and materials you will need to become a master costumer. Two simple project tutorials are included.

The Cosplayer's Prop and Armor Compendium:
Volume One - Getting Started


Photos and Text by Teresa Dietzinger
c. 2007, 138 pages, 8.5" x 11", coil binding, white interior paper (80# weight), full-color interior ink, white exterior paper (100# weight), full-color exterior ink

Paperback Version - 31.50

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The second book in the series: a focused exploration of armor patternmaking and construction. Learn the techniques you need to build and decorate lightweight and durable armor. Includes a step-by-step photo tutorial of a medieval/fantasy-style armoring project.

The Cosplayer's Prop and Armor Compendium:
Volume Two - Beginning Armormaking


Photos and Text by Teresa Dietzinger
c. 2007, 155 pages, 8.5" x 11", coil binding, white interior paper (80# weight), full-color interior ink, white exterior paper (100# weight), full-color exterior ink

Paperback Version - 34.00

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The third book in the series: filled with picture tutorials that will teach you how to plan and build a wide variety of props like swords, daggers, staffs, and shields. Information on how to make large oversized swords and alter plastic gun replicas is also included.

The Cosplayer's Prop and Armor Compendium:
Volume Three - Propmaking


Photos and Text by Teresa Dietzinger
c. 2007, 152 pages, 8.5" x 11", coil binding, white interior paper (80# weight), full-color interior ink, white exterior paper (100# weight), full-color exterior ink

Paperback Version - 34.01

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The fourth book in the series: filled with picture tutorials that will teach you how to make jewelry, masks and accessories, as well teach the basics of molding and casting.

The Cosplayer's Prop and Armor Compendium:
Volume Four: Accessories


Photos and Text by Teresa Dietzinger
c. 2008, 155 pages, 8.5" x 11", coil binding, white interior paper (80# weight), full-color interior ink, white exterior paper (100# weight), full-color exterior ink

Paperback Version - 34.01

Printable Full Color PDF file on CD - Click Here
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