Handwear Handbook: Make Gloves, Cuffs & Vambraces for Cosplay & Beyond (Paperback)

Handwear Handbook: Make Gloves, Cuffs & Vambraces for Cosplay & Beyond By Gillian Conahan Cover Image

Handwear Handbook: Make Gloves, Cuffs & Vambraces for Cosplay & Beyond (Paperback)

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Your go-to handbook for costume handwear


Making gloves is a notorious test of cosplay craft. Novices and experienced costume makers alike find them fiddly, time-consuming, and tricky to fit, but too often essential to complete a look. Handwear Handbook guides readers through all the techniques and tips to create all forms of hand and arm-wear, building up from basic cuffs and bracers to fully gusseted gloves, armor, and more Covering every step of the process -- from material selection to final embellishments -- professional stage costumer Gillian Conahan demystifies glove making and offers crafters of all levels a repertoire of basic pieces that can adapt to any style.


  • Hand and arm wear are costume staples across all popular genres, from princesses to wizards and superheroes to anime

  • Get all the expert coaching you need to create unique costume pieces from basic cuffs to gusseted gloves.

  • Includes basic sewing and decorative techniques and instructions on working with knits, wovens, and leather.

Gillian Conahan is a professional stage costumer, former sewing magazine editor, and award-winning hobby cosplayer. Raised in Portland, OR, she received S.B. and Master's degrees from MIT and now lives in Brooklyn, NY. She occasionally blogs at alltomorrowspatterns.com.

Product Details ISBN: 9781644032756
ISBN-10: 1644032759
Publisher: C&t Publishing / Fanpowered Press
Publication Date: April 25th, 2023
Pages: 96
Language: English