Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Over the Counter #355

What books caught my eye this week as it passed over the library counter and under my scanner? Well, sometimes there are not words to say why.....

First up was Epic Cosplay Costumes: A Step-by-Step Guide to Making and Sewing Your Own Costume Designs by by Kristie Good.

From the publisher:

"Greetings, and welcome to the world of cosplay! With this book, you can take the first steps toward making your very own costumes—or simply learn new techniques for creating them. If you’re not already familiar, cosplay means different things to different people, but a common thread connects them all - dressing up as a character.

Presented in a kitschy, comic-book style, Epic Cosplay Costumes combines fantabulous illustrations with all the how-to information you need for creating your own cosplay designs. Award-winning artist Kristie Good (aka Karmada) shares techniques for making must-have pieces to mix and match into original costumes—from hand-sewn garments to armor made with Worbla and EVA foam. In addition to her step-by-step instructions for pulling together attention-grabbing designs, she shares expert advice for making the most of conventions, striking a pose, and strutting your stuff at costume competitions Whether you’re a hero, heroine, villain, or sidekick, Kristie gives you the power to create the most talked-about designs with Epic Cosplay Costumes!"

Next up is Curls, Curls, Curls: Your Go-To Guide for Rocking Curly Hair - Plus Tutorials for 60 Fabulous Looks Paperback by Samantha Harris.

From Chronicle Books:

"Loose waves, perfect spirals, tight coils two curls are created equal! Samantha Harris reveals the secrets to making them all look gorgeous in this essential beauty guide packed with illustrated instructions and gorgeous photographs that make it easy to replicate professional-level styles at home. Featuring step-by-step directions for 60 fabulous styles from Glamour Waves to a Dutch Plait, or Asymmetric Cornrow, Curls, Curls, Curls! has looks for every girl and every curl. With a helpful curl-type identification chart, in-depth curly care section, and advice on the best tools and products, this book includes everything a girl needs to put her best curl forward."

(Over the Counter is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. I've sadly come the realization that I cannot physically read every book that catches my interest as it crosses over my counter at the library. But... I can mention them and maybe one of them will catch your eye as well. See if your local library has them on their shelves!)

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