DescriptionCostume Maker Magazine is a magazine for any and all costumers, from cosplayers (people who dress up as characters from movies, books, Japanese animation, etc) to historical clothiers. I came up with the idea when I found there was no preexisting magazine for costuming in English or that was easily obtainable outside of Asia. I started organizing the magazine (without fully comprehending what I was getting myself into :P) at age 15 in May of 2007. With the help of people online, Issue 1 came out in December of 2007.
The majority of the content inside of the magazine--the articles, tutorials, costumes, and photos--is submitted to the magazine by talented costumers from around the world (I only write a few articles). I put together the layouts (all of Issue 2 and all but 2 pages in Issue 1) using Adobe InDesign. I use Adobe Photoshop to touch up photos, draw illustrations, etc. I also use Adobe Illustrator to create backgrounds and other images.
I created the current version of the web site ( http://www.costumemakermagazine.com/ ) with Drupal 5, an open source content management system.
- Costume Maker Magazine is available in both printed and .pdf versions
- 150 copies were printed for Issue 1
- Issue 1 has sold to countries all over the world (Australia, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States)