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Cosplay Senpai Panel [clear filter]
Friday, July 1
 

4:45pm

Cosplay & Convention Careers w/ Aicosu
Are you considering a job related to Cosplay and Conventions? Come and talk to cosplayers in diverse fields (wardrobe assistant, social media, voice acting) to talk about how to break into the work force with your special skills, what the industry is like, how to make a resume and why your skills are valuable!

Speakers
avatar for Aicosu

Aicosu

Aicosu, the couple cosplay team of Sheila & Sylar, have been cosplaying collectively for eight years. With over 100 cosplays made and 50 conventions attended, they focus on bringing more than just cosplays to the community. They are well known for answering any and all questions to... Read More →


Friday July 1, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Workshop 2 406 AB
 
Saturday, July 2
 

10:00am

Safety in Cosplay w/ Steff Von Schweetz
While cosplay should be fun, it's important not only to be aware of your surroundings, but conscious of your own health as well. Come join our panel of cosplayers and photographers as we talk about strategies to keep yourself safe in costume at conventions and photoshoots.

Speakers
avatar for Steff Von Schweetz

Steff Von Schweetz

Steff Von Schweetz has been cosplaying since 2003 with nearly 200 costumes under her belt. She prides herself on being completely self taught in all aspects of the hobby and believes that anyone can cosplay, regardless of skill. Steff has won a handful of awards across the West Coast... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Workshop 2 406 AB

11:45am

Fit Like a Glove: A Guide to Garment Fitting and Pattern Alterations
Creating a flattering and well-fitting garment is a challenge for all seamstresses. The goal is to mold a two-dimensional paper pattern to a unique three-dimensional body without wrinkles, stress-lines, or pickers in the fabric. Though this panel, J.Hart will address various common fitting challenges, including sloped shoulders, ample busts, and flat derrieres. With hundreds of diagrams, you will learn how to alter a muslin, or toile, for a perfect fit and how to transfer these alterations to the paper pattern. Basic sewing knowledge is recommended for this panel.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Hart

Joshua Hart

Joshua Hart is the costume designer, fashion designer, model, and commissioner behind J.Hart Design, a brand which he has created to showcase his award-winning work, as well as, to foster knowledge, creativity, and inspiration among the cosplay and fashion communities. With over ten... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2016 11:45am - 1:15pm
Workshop 1 404 AB

2:45pm

Posing Like a Pro! w/ Aicosu
So the cosplay’s all finished and it’s time for the con! But wait! Standing in front of the camera is so awkward! Well, we can help! We’ll teach you all the basics of how to strike a pose. Whether it’s with group, a giant prop, as an angry character or a friendly one, we got all the tips you’ll need to get modeling today!

Speakers
avatar for Aicosu

Aicosu

Aicosu, the couple cosplay team of Sheila & Sylar, have been cosplaying collectively for eight years. With over 100 cosplays made and 50 conventions attended, they focus on bringing more than just cosplays to the community. They are well known for answering any and all questions to... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Workshop 1 404 AB

4:00pm

Wigs and Make Up for all Shades
Chocolate Covered Cosplay's Angel Tenshi and Ashi-Chan get together to share their experience with make up and wigs to level up every shade of cosplayer. Volunteers will be called to model make up and try on wigs during the workshop.

Saturday July 2, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Workshop 1 404 AB
 
Sunday, July 3
 

10:00am

Architecturally Engineered Bodice: A Guide to Building a Supportive, Comfortable Gown
Bridal and evening gowns employ period dressmaking techniques and materials to construct sturdy and nonrestrictive infrastructures. Through this panel, J.Hart will illuminate the construction of a modern strapless bustier through hundreds of illustrations and photos which leaves an undeniable influence on the shape of the finished garment. Basic sewing knowledge is recommended for this panel.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Hart

Joshua Hart

Joshua Hart is the costume designer, fashion designer, model, and commissioner behind J.Hart Design, a brand which he has created to showcase his award-winning work, as well as, to foster knowledge, creativity, and inspiration among the cosplay and fashion communities. With over ten... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Workshop 2 406 AB

12:15pm

Cosplay Photoshop 101 w/ Aicosu
Come and learn all about post-photo editing for your cosplay needs! Learn how to touch up your skin, add better lighting, change the background, add visual effects like super powers and sparkles and more! We will break it down for you so it's easy, fun and fast! We'll teach you the basic tools and advanced techniques.

Speakers
avatar for Aicosu

Aicosu

Aicosu, the couple cosplay team of Sheila & Sylar, have been cosplaying collectively for eight years. With over 100 cosplays made and 50 conventions attended, they focus on bringing more than just cosplays to the community. They are well known for answering any and all questions to... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2016 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Workshop 1 404 AB

2:30pm

Cosplay Senpai Roundtable
Speakers
avatar for Aicosu

Aicosu

Aicosu, the couple cosplay team of Sheila & Sylar, have been cosplaying collectively for eight years. With over 100 cosplays made and 50 conventions attended, they focus on bringing more than just cosplays to the community. They are well known for answering any and all questions to... Read More →
avatar for Stella Chuu

Stella Chuu

Stella Chuu is a cosplayer from New York. She makes brilliantly detailed costumes, travels to conventions around the world, and works to promote geek culture. She loves to share the joy of DIY in costume construction. Most notable are her Devil Homura, Ivy Valentine, and Master Yi... Read More →
avatar for Corgi Cosplay

Corgi Cosplay

Nicole is the master mind behind Corgi Cosplay while Kiba is the spokesmodel! Through Kiba, Nicole is able to show her passion of cosplay and all things Japan! Kiba's first cosplays were a Moogle (Final Fantasy series) and Link (Legend of Zelda) back in 2013. Since then, Nicole has... Read More →
avatar for Chocolate Covered Cosplay

Chocolate Covered Cosplay

Chocolate Covered Cosplay (C3) is a group of African American cosplayers that reside in Southern California. C3 is composed of four women: Ginger Nichelle, Angel Tenshi, Deanna “Pei-Pei", and Ashphord 'Ashi-chan'.C3 attends conventions all over the country holding panels and events... Read More →
avatar for Dustbunny

Dustbunny

Originally from the east coast and now residing in the great Los Angeles area. Dustbunny has been in convention scene for over 10 years and is an award winning cosplayer as well as a cosplay costume judge. She was also involved in a fan-based documentary called “True Otaku: The... Read More →
avatar for Joshua Hart

Joshua Hart

Joshua Hart is the costume designer, fashion designer, model, and commissioner behind J.Hart Design, a brand which he has created to showcase his award-winning work, as well as, to foster knowledge, creativity, and inspiration among the cosplay and fashion communities. With over ten... Read More →
avatar for Vampy Bit Me

Vampy Bit Me

Linda Le is a cosplayer originally from a small town in Oklahoma, now residing in California. She had her own show with The Nerdist after she was founded by Japanese company Kotobukiya and featured in OTACOOL 2 With Danny Choo, her costumes were a worldwide success after being featured... Read More →
avatar for QueersPlay

QueersPlay

QueersPlay was founded in 2014 by cosplayers Kimber Brightheart and Dommenique Dumptrux to challenge the toxic masculinity, homophobia, misogyny, transphobia, and transmisogyny that often runs rampant in convention culture. QueersPlay has 6 queer and transgender collaborative members... Read More →
avatar for Garnet Runestar

Garnet Runestar

Garnet Runestar is a Utah based cosplayer that hoards fabric like a Dragon and loves Zelda more than some people love their family. In the 8 years she has been cosplaying, she has earned over 20 Best in Show awards and was part of Team USA 2014 For the World Cosplay Summit in Nagoya... Read More →
avatar for Steff Von Schweetz

Steff Von Schweetz

Steff Von Schweetz has been cosplaying since 2003 with nearly 200 costumes under her belt. She prides herself on being completely self taught in all aspects of the hobby and believes that anyone can cosplay, regardless of skill. Steff has won a handful of awards across the West Coast... Read More →
avatar for WindoftheStars

WindoftheStars

WindoftheStars, Mel Hoppe, has been cosplaying since 2004 and has made over 100 costumes, many of which have won multiple awards. Her costume works have been featured on TV as a judge on Call to Cosplay, in print mostly notably in Cosmode, OtakuUSA and Mangabomb, and in several web... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2016 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Live Programming 3 408 AB

4:30pm

Chocolate Covered Cosplay's Diversity Panel
Chocolate Covered Cosplay loves a good dialogue. Come join the sisters of C3 as they share their stories and hold an open dialogue about diversity and positivity in the cosplay community.

Speakers
avatar for Chocolate Covered Cosplay

Chocolate Covered Cosplay

Chocolate Covered Cosplay (C3) is a group of African American cosplayers that reside in Southern California. C3 is composed of four women: Ginger Nichelle, Angel Tenshi, Deanna “Pei-Pei", and Ashphord 'Ashi-chan'.C3 attends conventions all over the country holding panels and events... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Workshop 1 404 AB
 
Monday, July 4
 

11:30am

Learn to Sew your own Cosplay
Want to learn how to sew your own cosplay but don't know where to start? Not sure what sewing machine to buy? Which fabric is right for your character? Don't know what a pattern is? Well Ginger from Chocolate Covered Cosplay is here to help! In this panel you will learn where to start when picking your fabrics, how to manipulate existing patterns into your cosplay, and finishing tips & tricks to make your costume look complete and professionally made!

Monday July 4, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Workshop 1 404 AB