Welcome to the Leaf Pile!
Hello! I’m Sammy, aka LeafninCosplay, and this is my leaf pile, a collection of tutorials and helpful advice that can get you started with sewing and crafting or give you ideas for techniques. Everything in this blog can be done in minimal space. My workshop is technically the corner of my living room in a 900sqft apartment I share with my roommate. You don’t need a giant workshop or massive house to cosplay. You can craft and create cosplay in spaces as small as a dorm room!
If you’re new to making your own cosplay or not sure how to start, check out the Getting Started section on the menu. This features a collection of tutorials specifically geared towards getting started with a specific subject.
If you’re looking for something specific, the Tutorials Index is arranged by subject. Recent tutorials are located on the menu above. You can also find character-specific build tutorials on Character Builds.
Feel free to follow me on social media for updates on my latest projects, random posts about my artbook obsession, and games. And if you make something with one of my tutorials, let me know! I’d love to see your work. Remember, sewing and crafting are skills, not talent, so what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!
This blog is compatible with dark readers and newer posts all have alt text for accessibility. If there are any issues with the contrast or accessibility, let me know!
New Pages! (9.13.22) – There are two new indices for easier navigation. Please check out Tutorials Index by Budget and Tutorials Index by Skill Level.
Upcoming conventions and panels
SakuraCon – I am holding two panels at SakuraCon this year! Check them out if you can!
- Cosplay on a Ramen-level Budget, Friday @ 2:45 in Panels 2 (SCC Summit building)
- Posing 101, Saturday @ 1:30 in Panels 3 (SCC Summit building)
If you saw my panels, head on over to Panel Presentations to check out the slides and my notes!
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