1,000 Incredible Costume and Cosplay Ideas provides a broad and detailed glimpse into the ingenious artistry and attention to detail behind some of the most fabulous costumes you can find
Steampunk is a burgeoning counter-cultural movement; a genre, community, and artform. The Steampunk movement seeks to recapture the spirit of invention, adventure, and craftsmanship reminiscent of early-nineteenth-century industrialization, in part to restore a sense of wonder to a technology-jaded world.
Acclaimed as the best book ever published on the subject, A Complete Guide to Special Effects Makeupcovers everything from basic facial makeup styles, simple scars and gashes, to masks, molds and cast-making; everything you need to know to create vampires, zombies and other fantastical characters.
Take an in-depth look at the art and techniques of stop-motion animation. The Advanced Art of Stop-Motion Animation helps experienced stop-motion artists enhance their craft by exploring the professional methods and advanced technology used by top film studios today
The scope and potential of mouldmaking and casting is fascinating, and makes it one of the most exciting processes available to today's craftsmen
The art of action figures has exploded in recent times, as the simplistic, inelegant pieces of yesterday's plastic have transformed into complex, dynamic pieces of articulate sculpture, reaching levels of artistic expression unthinkable just a few years ago.
Soft bound with 127 pages. A celebration of the monster make-up and special effects seen through the work of Hollywood artists: Dick Smith, Rick Baker, Stan Winston, Rob Bottin, Steve Johnson and more.
In Color, Texture & Casting, jewelry teacher extraordinaire Carles Codina covers a wide swath of techniques in depth, in a book packed with excellent instruction and cover-to-cover superb how-to photography
"Colouring and Patination Metals" is the result of an extensive research program carried out by the authors at Camberwell College of Arts. It?s 372 pages show 275 illustrations of which 220 are in colour. This book contains detailed information on workshop methods, potential problems encountered, detailed recipes and the safety procedures required. This...
Filled with striking images of costume play from around the world, this definitive look at the global phenomenon known as “cosplay” examines its evolution from the fringes of society to the spotlight of modern culture.
Katherine Dewey's expressive and elegant detailed sculptures enchant all who see them. With the magical medium of polymer clay and this book, you can follow in her footsteps.
World-renowned special effects artists Brian and Nick Wolfe will teach you how to transform everyday faces into an army of ghastly personas--from raging fire demons and disfigured zombies, to blood-spattered vampires and otherworldly aliens--with simple face-painting techniques.
Create an idyllic, polymer-clay world filled with fairies, playful sprites, clever gnomes and elves, wise wizards and misunderstood trolls. Whether you are new to polymer clay, or looking to improve your skills, Fairies, Gnomes and Trolls offers everything you need to unlock the characters in your imagination and bring the magic of the fairy to life
A visual reference for the artist, with photographs by Mark Smith of the nude male, female figures and groups. 176 pages, 200 black and white photographs. Soft bound.
In their third book on modeling techniques in clay Philippe and Charisse Faraut present a comprehensive approach to the complex subject of the human figure
Soft bound with 174 pages. In this superbly detailed and well illustrated text, you will find the information needed to start the basic procedures of working with wax and plaster. Covers everything from analyzing the human figure, to capturing proportion and gesture. Great text on modeling with both wax and plaster and also covers mouldmaking.
Soft bound with 61 pages. Trouble-shooting for foam latex this is Donna's second book for beginners and experienced foam latex users.
Everything you need to know about building a customized, temporary or permanent chop oven. Clear, easy to follow directions make it possible for you to build exactly the oven you want. Industry experts Dick Smith, Gil Mosko, Donna Drexler and other describe how they bake foam and what they expect in an oven. Soft bound with 80 pages.
If you're having trouble with foam latex or would just like some help getting started, then this is the booklet for you. Foam can be tricky, even for the seasoned pros. This publication is packed full of helpful hints to get you through those rough moments. Fully illustrated, soft bound.
A compilation of female figure models sculpted by figurine-artist Joe Laudati for the 'garage kit' industry. 84 full-color pages covering over twenty years worth of 'resin' plastic women, sexy vampires, fairies, scream queens, pinups, comic book and movie heroines, with anecdotes of their creation. Softbound
Soft bound with 160 pages, this book shows practical descriptions on how-to-do hand lay-up methods producing glassfiber laminates and mouldings and use in casting methods. This book is a practical guide with each chapter providing complete detail on the subject in question.
Legendary special make-up effects artist, Tom Savini's books, Grande Illusions and Grande Illusions II, have been entertaining readers and educating the next generation of artists for decades
Have you ever been to a movie and wondered how in the world makeup artists make the characters look so vivid and magnificent? For special effects makeup guru Bruna Nogueira, it's all in a day's work.
An indispensable reference for jewelers, designers, students, and anyone working with base and precious matals, this is a complete guide to the tools, materials, and techniques for creating beautifully decorative finishes for jewelry