How to Create Wearable Art Costumes

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What you will learn:


Class 1:

  • Intro and bio
  • Overview of what class will cover
  • Design Tools (D.O.B.O.T.)
  • Planning & Preparation

Class 2:

  • Draping & Patterning
  • Fabricating Understructure
  • How to work with faux fur

Class 3:

  • No sew option
  • Fitting and Modifying Hood
  • Cutting Viewing Window/Straw Hole

Class 4:

  • Inserting Mesh Viewpoint Window
  • Needlefelt Tools Overview
  • Wool Analysis

Class 5: 

  • Pulling Wool
  • Primary Shapes Sculpting

Class 6:

  • Secondary Shapes Sculpting
  • Eye Decisions
  • Sculpt Clay Nose

Class 7:

  • Colour Blending
  • Reverse Needle Technique

Class 8:

  • Final Layer Sculpting
  • Fur Tinting Techniques

Class 9:

  • Unifying the Sculpture
  • Attaching Eyes and Nose
  • Fabricating Paws & Claws


  • Bonus CLASS: Sloth Manicure
  • Bonus CLASS: Fabricating Feet
  • BONUS ITEM: Fantasy Eye Pattern
  • BONUS ITEM: Materials List
  • BONUS ITEM: Melissa's Scribbles
  • BONUS ITEM: Sloth Pattern
  • BONUS ITEM: Sloth Colour Paletter
How to Create Wearable Art Costumes
How to Create Wearable Art Costumes

About the course

Create a wearable art CHARACTER COSTUME. In this course, Melissa takes us on a fantastic journey using lots of textural fibres and media to create a costume for Halloween, cosplay, theatre or the family tickle trunk. Packed full of tips and techniques that any skill level can use to achieve a completed costume. The bonus section is FULL of extras that you do not want to miss out on! Melissa loves what she does and she shares her years of knowledge in a energetic fun way!

Open Facebook Group to students of this course:
Curious Mondo: Wearable Art Costumes

Time table:
9 hours

Basic / Intermediate / Advanced

Target market:
Sculptors, crafters, Cos players, fiber artists, anyone who loves puppetry, sculpting, or want to start a new hobby or career

Main objective:
Learn how to create a wearable art costume


Melissa Nasby Curious Mondo Instructor

About the instructor

Melissa Nasby

Canadian fibre artist, Melissa Nasby specializes in needle felted masks, textiles, puppets, wearable art and sculptures. Melissa’s passion is driven by the texture and versatility of wool and natural fibres. She is heavily influenced by fantasy and nature, creating one of a kind pieces that have a unique sense of organic whimsy.Notable achievements:2014 Honourable Mention from The Jim Henson Company2015 Recipient of The Marie Manson Memorial Art Award2015 People’s Choice Award Winner -Shuswap Lake Festival of the Arts2015 Featured Artist & 2nd Place People’s Choice Award -Lake Country Artwalk EXHIBITIONS:2015-Salmon Arm Art Gallery- Life size grizzly bear sculpture2018-Lake Country Artwalk- Life size silverback gorilla2019-Salmon Arm Art Gallery- Life size blue heron sculpture

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