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BYOC (Build Your Own Cosplay) Part 2: Character Construction

It's time for construction!

Once you have planned your project, purchased and washed your fabrics, gathered all your tools, and learned the skills necessary, this class will guide you through the actual construction process. 

In this class, you will learn how to work with various fabrics on a sewing machine and have the assistance of our Team. If you have already started construction but are having trouble with a specific part, we will focus on that area for your costume. We understand every Student in this class will come in at different skill levels. As such, some Students may need to repeat this class for continual guidance throughout construction.


  • Although not required, it helps if your pattern is already cut before attending this class. 
  • All of your fabrics should be washed (and pressed, if applicable) before this class to eliminate shrinkage.
  • Always bring extra scraps of your fabrics so we are able to sample stitch methods that are best before sewing the actual costume.

If you own a sewing machine, we recommend you to bring it to class with you. If you do not own a sewing machine, we have a Baby Lock sewing machine available for use in the classroom.


  • There is no planning in this class and you must come prepared with any specialty tools needed for construction. Planning and necessary tools and notions are covered in Part 1 of this 3 part series. 
  • Each class instance is unique based on the challenges of every project brought in by students. As such, this class may need to be repeated to fully plan out a costume depending on complexity.
  • In many instances, other classes may be required to learn sewing skills needed to complete a project.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details:

Ages 15+

Must know how to operate a sewing machine without assistance and general sewing terminology. If you are new to sewing machines, you must take Intro to Sewing first.

This class is the second of a three part series:


Additional items you will need but are offered at classroom stations include:

  • Sewing machine (you may bring your own or use the classroom sewing machines)
  • Pins (included at classroom station)
  • Fabric Marking tool (included at classroom station)
  • Sewing gauge (included at classroom station)
  • Ruler (included at classroom station)
  • Shears (included at classroom station)
  • Rotary Cutter (included at classroom station)
  • Cutting Mat (included at classroom station)

Cancellation Policy

A Student may cancel a class registration via email ( or by phone at 214-358-3549.

Cancellations with more than 3 days prior notice may request a full refund. Cancellations received 1 - 3 days before the class will receive credit towards another class. Any cancellations on the day of the class cannot be refunded or transferred.

Read our full Classroom Policies here.

Instructor: Melanie Jasmine
Instructor Bio: This class is being taught by Melanie Jasmine of for a limited time.

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.