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Friday, March 22
 

11:30am CDT

Care and Feeding of Cosplay
Ever make a costume only to have it damaged in storage? Wondering the best way to keep your cosplay from having that distinct ‘con-funk’ odor? Maybe you’re just wondering how keep all your little gadgets and gizmos in one location. Come and learn tips and tricks from two veterans of the cosplay wars and gain what knowledge they have gleaned from years of caring for cosplay and props

Speakers
avatar for Yosei

Yosei

Yosei has an educational background in literature and speculative fiction. They are a member of Doomtastic, a small group of friends who run panels on all things geeky and nerdy.


Friday March 22, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

12:45pm CDT

All Hail the Seam Ripper! A Beginner’s Guide to Sewing for Cosplay
Want to get started making your own sewn cosplays but not sure where to start? Trishycakes Cosplay will guise you through the essential supplies and resources for sewing for cosplay.

Speakers
avatar for Trish Dobson

Trish Dobson

Owner, Trish Dobson Designs, LLC. (Beastly Bootique)


Friday March 22, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

1:30pm CDT

Dressforms for Dummies
Tired of sewing cosplays on your own body? Need an extra pair of hands, but can't afford a new dressform? Come learn to make your own! This workshop will show you an easy way to make a dressmaker's dummy with products that you can find at any store! Perfect for the cosplayer or tailor (from virgin to veteran) who wants a simpler way to alter their clothing.

Speakers
avatar for Kurenai Kiba

Kurenai Kiba

Owner, Kurenai Kiba
I'm an artist. I paint. I write. I sew. I craft. Whatever it takes to make the idea a reality. Most of the time, it takes cosplay to do that. I love using different mediums to achieve something great. I constantly strive to better my art and I hope you can enjoy the results of my... Read More →
avatar for Yosei

Yosei

Yosei has an educational background in literature and speculative fiction. They are a member of Doomtastic, a small group of friends who run panels on all things geeky and nerdy.


Friday March 22, 2019 1:30pm - 4:15pm CDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

2:30pm CDT

Don't Wig Out!
Does cutting or styling wigs intimidate you? Don't know how to take care of them or even where to start? Join Velvet Rose Creations to learn all the basics needed to get started tackling wigs! Find out what types of tools to use, styling products, and of course, tips and techniques on how to create some of those wacky over the top hair styles!

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Berenotto

Kimberly Berenotto

Finest Hour Cosplay
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Serenity Zachariadou

Panelist, Velvet Rose Creations


Friday March 22, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

4:15pm CDT

Forged in Foam: A Guide to Crafting Armor & Props
Want to learn to build your own prop? Create armor? Curious how to use wonderflex or worbla? Or create something out of foam? Velvet Rose Creations is back for another year of "Forged in Foam: A guide to crafting armor and props!" Learn about different types of materials, the costs, and how to use them! Followed by a live demo and some Q&A!

Speakers
avatar for Serenity Zachariadou

Serenity Zachariadou

Panelist, Velvet Rose Creations


Friday March 22, 2019 4:15pm - 5:45pm CDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]
 
Saturday, March 23
 

9:30am CDT

Wiggin’ Out?!?!
Don’t trash it, Fix it! Frustrated by your wig’s tangling and efforts to restore it? Curious about the best way to store and travel with a wig? Want to know how to get the most bang for your buck or ensure you are taking good care of your lovelies? Come join Yoseijira and her 10+ years caring for wigs to learn about the fundamentals of wig care!

Speakers
avatar for Yosei

Yosei

Yosei has an educational background in literature and speculative fiction. They are a member of Doomtastic, a small group of friends who run panels on all things geeky and nerdy.


Saturday March 23, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

12:00pm CDT

Cosplay for Anyone: Body Painting and other FX
Find yourself cosplaying characters of non-human skin tone but have no idea how to achieve the perfect Beast Boy green or Lapis blue? We'll show you the Do's and Dont's of body paint along with plenty of tips and tricks for a successful paint job.

Speakers
avatar for Lorna Diamond

Lorna Diamond

Panelist, Cosplayer, Darling Cosplays
Darling began her descent into cosplay experimenting with body paint and hasn’t stopped since. Learning and growing, Darling enjoys teaching others the perfect paint job, how to create cheaply & efficiently, or performing in fun interactive panels!


Saturday March 23, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

1:00pm CDT

Mold Making and Materials for Cosplay
Jay and Barb of Mabie Knot Designs & Cosplay will discuss the various ways to use several different mold types, and the various materials you can cast in your mold! They will also be demonstrating how to use silicone and resin using their favorite professional brand of materials.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Mabie

Barbara Mabie

owner/artist/costumer, Mabie Knot Designs & Cosplay
Cosplay Seamstress and designer of nerd things. Disabled and Insulin Dependant Diabetic. Favorite Animes: Kill La Kill, Attack on Titan, Panty and Stocking, Sailor Moon. Favorite Fandoms: Star Wars My Little Pony, Star Trek, Disney, Doctor Who, Supernatural. Favorite Video... Read More →
avatar for Jason McClain

Jason McClain

Director, Costuming and Wardrobe, Escape Velocity
I have been working with conventions for quite a while, mostly in that I have been running Dance off for over 12 years now, and I have also been seen on stage and behind the adjudicators table for various events such as Celebration 5, Balticon, and NYCC. I can most be seen planning... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

2:00pm CDT

Capital City Jedi Knights - Combat in Costume
Combat in Costume gives you the how to's of putting together a screen accurate Star Wars costume and building a choreographed fight to perform in that costume.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Blank

Matthew Blank

Head of Council, Capital City Jedi Knights
Matt had a force-awakening in 2015 when he joined Capital City Jedi Knights. He has been serving the club ever since. Occasionally he can be seen in his other Star Wars costume "Willy" Wampa. He is very excited to share his love of Star Wars costuming and choreographed lightsaber... Read More →
avatar for Greg Ember

Greg Ember

Fight Director, Capital City Jedi Knights
Greg Ember is a ten-year veteran of the Star Wars performing arts community. He is currently a member of Ghost Base (Rebel Legion) and Capital City Jedi Knights. He has helped to lead Capital City Jedi Knights for the better part of five years, and has been a member since 2010, the... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

3:15pm CDT

Cosplay and the Art of the Ball Gown
Have you ever watched a Disney movie and thought, "I wish I could be a princess"? But was too intimidated to tackle a ball gown? Fear no more! Join the Cosplay Crew as they break down how to sew the perfect ball gown. Subjects such as pattern drafting, fabric choices, and more will be addressed. We will even break down famous ball gowns such as Sarah (from the Labyrinth), Princess Peach, and more! Get ready for the ultimate panel in sewing Ball Gowns!

Speakers
avatar for Cassidy Wells

Cassidy Wells

Cosplay Crew
East-coast based cosplayer since 2008. Also known as Hikaru Cosplay and a member of the Cosplay Crew.


Saturday March 23, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm CDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

7:15pm CDT

Cosplay Photography 101
Are you interested in getting into Cosplay Photography? Are you a cosplayer looking to start working with Cosplay Photographers? Come join Amanda of Wild Spice Cosplay.Wild Spice Photography as we discuss how to find a photographer, and plan for your Cosplay photoshoot as well as how to get started in Cosplay photography!

Speakers
avatar for WildSpice (Amanda Walker)

WildSpice (Amanda Walker)

Wild Spice Cosplay & Photography
I’m a cosplayer for 15+ years as well as a photographer! I’m also a Twitch affiliate and lover of anime & Disney!


Saturday March 23, 2019 7:15pm - 8:15pm CDT
Live 4 [Floor 3, Hickory]

8:00pm CDT

Costuming for a Cause
What do Stormtroopers, Superheroes and Princesses have in common? From hospital visits to charity walks, costuming groups have done their part to raise awareness for several causes. What is it like to be a member of a costuming group that does charity and what does it take to do it.

Speakers
avatar for Pamela Smith

Pamela Smith

Dame Dahlia is an award winning cosplayer and costumer from central Pennsylvania. She is originally from Dallas, Texas, and studied vocal performance at the University of North Texas focusing on opera and musical theater. She is a veteran of the United States Air Force and studied... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
Live 7/Autographs [Tellus 360 The Temple]

8:45pm CDT

Make your own horned headband Mk II
This will be a hands-on make-your-own-horned headband. Using supplied materials, attendees will make their own horns and take away wearable pieces. We had such a huge response last year that we are offering it again, with tweaks and improvements. Ram horns will be limited to the first 20.  Antlers will be limited to the following 20.  $10 materials fee, which includes headband, paint, and all materials. Auditors are welcome

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Collodel

Amanda Collodel

Unicorns and mermaids, pirates and tiki, glitter and shiny things, hair and makeup, costuming, omg shoes, and of course: anime!
avatar for Lamia Creations

Lamia Creations

Costume Panelist, Lamia Creations
I sew, I craft, I bling, I embroider, I knit, and sometimes I even finish a project.


Saturday March 23, 2019 8:45pm - 10:45pm CDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]
 
Sunday, March 24
 

9:00am CDT

Workmanship of Costumes & Props
What makes costumes & props memorable? Workmanship & detail. Some costumers and masquerade judges will discuss workmanship and show some examples.

Speakers
avatar for Pamela Smith

Pamela Smith

Dame Dahlia is an award winning cosplayer and costumer from central Pennsylvania. She is originally from Dallas, Texas, and studied vocal performance at the University of North Texas focusing on opera and musical theater. She is a veteran of the United States Air Force and studied... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

9:15am CDT

Cosplay Cosmetics
You have makeup question? We have makeup answers. From lingo to lipsticks, Doomtastic and Kurenai Kiba have been getting questions that focus on makeup. Now, you can get your questions answered live! Come to this panel to solve your cosplay makeup inquiries. This panel is dedicated 100% you

Speakers
avatar for Kurenai Kiba

Kurenai Kiba

Owner, Kurenai Kiba
I'm an artist. I paint. I write. I sew. I craft. Whatever it takes to make the idea a reality. Most of the time, it takes cosplay to do that. I love using different mediums to achieve something great. I constantly strive to better my art and I hope you can enjoy the results of my... Read More →
avatar for Yosei

Yosei

Yosei has an educational background in literature and speculative fiction. They are a member of Doomtastic, a small group of friends who run panels on all things geeky and nerdy.


Sunday March 24, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am CDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

9:30am CDT

Kimono 101
The kimono and the yukata is the most recognizable and instantly memorable symbol of Japan. However, this beautiful garment can be intimidating to a new comer to the culture or those curious about it. Fear no longer! Come and learn how to dress in the simple summer yukata all the way up to the fabulous and often complicated furisode. Learn about the history of the garment and certain techniques to create it and the accessories to go with it. You’ll be sure to walk away knowing a lot more about it and confident in starting to learn on your own!

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Miller

Sarah Miller

Kimono Consultant
The culture of Japan left an incredible impact on me as a child and has resonated, first through anime, then kimono when I reflected on memories of festivals spent in yukata. I started out teaching myself to dress in kimono before taking professional classes. Now I wish to spread... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

10:00am CDT

Cospositivity / Body Positivity
With all the negative aspects in the cosplay community (body shaming, bullying, etc.), how do you remain positive? Join our cosplay guests for an honest and encouraging discussion about cospositivity and celebrating the wins in the community.

Speakers
avatar for Pamela Smith

Pamela Smith

Dame Dahlia is an award winning cosplayer and costumer from central Pennsylvania. She is originally from Dallas, Texas, and studied vocal performance at the University of North Texas focusing on opera and musical theater. She is a veteran of the United States Air Force and studied... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

10:45am CDT

Cosplay on a Budget
Is cosplaying leaving your bank account empty? Are you interested in learning how to make your dream cosplay without finding yourself flat broke. This is the panel for you! Learn the do’s and don’ts of cosplaying on a small budget.

Speakers
avatar for Brie Culp

Brie Culp

Mad Science Cosplay


Sunday March 24, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

2:45pm CDT

A guide to Plus size Jfashion with Porcelainette, Mahoushounen and special guest Graveyard Rave!
Join Porcelainette and Mahoushounen for an in depth discussion on how to navigate the J Fashion world as a plus sized person! We will be discussing things like putting together an outfit, popular alt fashion brands, and much more!

Speakers
avatar for Skye McLaughlin

Skye McLaughlin

Freelance Multimedia Artist
Fine Artist, SFX Makeup Artist, Singer, Living Doll, Haunter, Crybaby.


Sunday March 24, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

2:45pm CDT

Color Theory and Cosplay with Kurenai Kiba
Cosplay is an art form so treat it like artwork! We will be going over basic color theory and the right color choices for your cosplay from enhancing your makeup job to finding that right pop of color of fabric when taking a creative turn on your cosplay adaptation. Learn to pull from the source of the character you will become and we'll be going through some ideas in a group discussion at the end to better help you with future projects to make your 2d character a 3d reality

Speakers
avatar for Kurenai Kiba

Kurenai Kiba

Owner, Kurenai Kiba
I'm an artist. I paint. I write. I sew. I craft. Whatever it takes to make the idea a reality. Most of the time, it takes cosplay to do that. I love using different mediums to achieve something great. I constantly strive to better my art and I hope you can enjoy the results of my... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]
 


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