How to Cosplay: Make an Arm warmer

CF2010D1-083This article focus on making the base of an Arm Warmer that is seen on many of the characters from the enormously popular Music Program; Vocaloid.

Tools & Materials Needed:

  • Fabric
  • Bias Tape
  • Elastic Band
  • Fabric chalk
  • Scissor
  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread & Needle





    1) Measure

    Length = Length of your arm warmer ( roughly Elbow to Wrist)

    Arm Width = Circumference of your upper arm



    2) Draft

    Fold your fabric in half and make sure the inner fabric is facing out. Following your own measurements, draft your pattern onto the fabric.


    3) Cut

    Make sure you leave 1/2” allowance at the edge then cut the pattern out. image

    4) Interlock the edge

    Interlock the fabric if you have the machine because interlocking fabric helps your garment stay in place longer and of course, combat frays.

    5) Sew the curve edge

    Here we will tackle the raw edge on the curve. Fold the edge of the curve 1/2 inch inwards and sew it down.


    6) Sew the Bias

    Vocaloid Arm Warmers have a strip of colour on both ends. This is the step to sew the bias on to both ends.


    7) Sew the edge

    Flip to the inner side and fold you arm warmer in half again. Sew along the black dashed line. After you are done, flip it inside out and your arm warmer will start to take shape.


    8) Sew the Elastic Band

    Now we will sew a tube along the edge at the top of the arm warmer and insert an elastic band into it.


    Fold 1” inch of fabric from the top down, Fold along the entire circumference. 


      As I’ve explained in the video, what we’re doing now is something like folding a tube around the circumference of the arm warmer. The tube will allow us to insert the elastic band into it and thus making our arm warmer into something similar to an elastic skirt.


      Sew along the black dashed line but remember to leave a bit of gap so you can insert your elastic band through the gap. Lastly, attach your elastic band to a safety pin and thread it through the gap. Finish by sewing or tying both ends of the elastic band together.

    • Tiger & Bunny, Final Episode airing in Japan

      This is nothing Cosplay related but because it’s awesome so I’m blogging about it.


      As we know, the highly popular Anime Series; Tiger & Bunny ended it’s first season last Saturday .

      The popularity of the series proved itself when the Fans filled up 46 Movie theatre screens country wide to watch the Live-Viewing of the final episode along with special appearance by the Seiyuus & Staff. According to Reiko, that’s like 22,000 fans!

      Obviously, I wasn’t able to participate but my ever kawaii ‘Ex-Boyfriend’, Reiko was. And she wrote a very detailed journal of it HERE!!!!!!!!

      I admit I’m not the biggest T&B fan around but I can so imagine the joy of walking into a Movie Theatre and it gets dominated by the poster of the Anime title I’m about to watch! And the excitement of watching it along with hundreds other supportive fans.

      Need I expound further xD?!

      Makes me wonder if the fandom in Singapore (or any other countries other than Japan) would ever reach such a standard. A situation where by the demands of the Fans are hard to ignore and the fans actually have some power xD


      WWCPJ: The Finale

      Thank you for all your attention and participation, the first Worldwide Cosplayer Photo Journey has officially come to a fruitful ending! It pains me to announce this but all things come to an end right?

      I pondered long and deep over on how to announce this but I guess being upfront is the best. Let's take a look at the pictures from the camera xD

      Haha yes, they are horribly grainy except Mexico. Sadly, Malaysia  and Canada’s photos didn’t develop but thankfully Riko took a backup copy with her digital camera ^^.


      And here's the awesome scarf!!!!!! I must praise each participant's dedication and awesome handiwork! Look at how beautiful the scarf turned out! Here's some close up of the handiwork by each participant!

      Asakura from Chile

      Hiroky from Mexico

      Laura from Brazil

      Rita from Peru

      Riko from Malaysia

      Bumbley from Canada

      Inuran from Singapore (She didn’t made the decoration though, I did xD)


      I feel strangely unwilling yet relieved to end this project. And I find myself unable to articulate this entry so pardon if I sound incoherent. It feels like there’s so much I want to say and ought to say but it overwhelms me too much to make any sense out of it. Which is part of the reason why it took me so long to announce this.

      Firstly, I would like to once again, thank everyone for their encouragement and enthusiasm. In an age where speeding broadband and Social Networking Sites dominate, it seemed almost miraculous that snail mail and good old negative camera would be embraced.

      Secondly, I want to thank all the participants for taking part and putting both their heart and money into this project xD All your dedication shows on the scarf and looking at it makes me want to cry xD Because no matter how far you get in life (i’m still a loser =< ), to know that someone out there agrees with what you’re doing and has showed physical support, is EPIC awesome. In a time where superficial human communication and shallow love dominates, I feel touched from the bottom of my heart. I just hope all of you had fun getting yourself busy ^_^!!

      Thirdly, I want to apologise for being so slow with my updates on this project. As each of the spotlight entry takes a lot of researching effort. I understand I took longer than preferred ^^;; And pardon my lousy ending entry to this project. If anyone else out there wants to do another similar project of their own please let me know, I’d love to take part xD!


      Please don’t feel sad that the project has ended, maybe one day I’ll bring it back. Or someone else can *hint*. There are a few other sinister random projects budding in my brain now so who knows, maybe something else even more wicked will come by soon =)

      To end it off, the Worldwide Cosplayer Photo Journey 2010 - 2011 had been a very fruitful journey and I hope it gave everyone a chance to learn more about the beautiful countries the 7 participants came from. I know I definitely learnt a lot!

      Read the Spotlight entries of the participating countries below ^_^

    • WWCPJ Country Spotlight: Chile!!
    • WWCPJ Country Spotlight: Mexico
    • WWCPJ Country Spotlight: Brazil !
    • WWCPJ Country Spotlight: Peru !!!
    • WWCPJ Country Spotlight: Malaysia!!!!
    • WWCPJ Country Spotlight: Canada!
    • WWCPJ Country Spotlight: Singapore  (Coming soon. Alternatively read this)
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