Making Laser Cut Appliqués for Cosplay
10 STEPS
This tutorial uses a Glowforge. Many libraries, maker spaces & STEAM centers allow free use.
1
Design your appliqué and save as a high resolution jpeg.
2
Import design into Glowforge’s program and size. Select your chosen material.
3
Many materials can be laser engraved. For this appliqué, I used natural tooling leather.
4
Put a layer of paper tape on your leather. This prevents scorching and keeps designs sharp.
5
Insert leather, check alignment, & hit start.
6
When finished, carefully pick off the paper tape.
7
Notice all that char and scorching that the tape kept off the design.
8
Hand paint with leather dyes.
9
Before and after applying leather dyes.
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Happy cosplaying!