So, you’ve got to make a giant rail gun for a character who is 5’2”. But there are no patterns/tutorials online for that particular prop, and you’re 6’1”. And, heck, let’s throw in a giant hair bow and thigh highs with a mini skirt…because ANIME. BUT WHERE DO YOU EVEN START?!?! This panel will give you the basics of how to take a 2D image of a character with a prop and, using simple tools in Photoshop Elements, give you a fool-proof method for finding every measurement you need for the patterning process, resulting in a cosplay and prop that look in proportion to the source from whence they came no matter how far off from the original character’s proportions you are.