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Friday, April 28
 

17:00

Get Plastered -- How to make a foam dress form Part 1
A (lecture/demonstration/workshop) designed to show/teach attendees/participants how to create a dress form using plaster bandages to make a custom cast which is then used as a mold to create the foam dress form. This is part 1 of 3. Drying and curing takes time, so there will be multiple parts for the different steps over the course of the weekend. 


19:00

Found-Item & Closet Cosplay
Having troubles sewing a costume from the ground up? Maybe you don't feel like creating everything from scratch? Never fear! Found-Item Cosplay can help! This seminar focuses on advice and suggestions on how to make costumes out of garments and supplies you find in your house, the thrift store, and more!

Speakers

Friday April 28, 2017 19:00 - 20:00
EMC IV 2000 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators NO

21:00

Fuzzy Cosplay: Mascots, Furries, and You
What goes into being a furry or cosplayer, why we fursuit, and the performance aspect of it all.

Speakers

Friday April 28, 2017 21:00 - 22:00
Algonquin D 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators YES

22:00

Behind the Costume: Tales from Cosplay
Ever wonder what it's like to be a cosplayer at a convention? WONDER NO MORE! This is an open-forum styled panel, featuring cosplayers who are here to share their stories from the front lines. General cosplay discussion will be had, but audience questions are encouraged. Come for the information, stay for the hilarious stories!


Friday April 28, 2017 22:00 - 23:00
Algonquin A 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators MAYBE

22:00

Get to Know your Local Society of Creative Anachronism!
The Barony of Cynnabar is a chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Cynnabar hosts several events and demos throughout the year where we re-create the Middle Ages. In addition to these events we also have regular practices where we teach and learn our skills.


Friday April 28, 2017 22:00 - 23:00
Montcalm 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
 
Saturday, April 29
 

09:00

Loving your Cosplay Body
Powerpoint presentation with audience discussion of ways to embracing your person body type in cosplay.

Speakers
JB

John Belden

Writer and editor with The Eagle, Indy's LGBTQ-focused newspaper and blogger at PlaysWithJohnAndWendy.com, focused on the games we play and the stage plays we see.


Saturday April 29, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
EMC IV 2000 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators YES

11:00

Ya Gotta Have Blue Hair - The Basics of Cosplay Wigs
This panel invovles wig application, wig types and where to shop for them.

Speakers

Saturday April 29, 2017 11:00 - 12:00
Nicolet 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators YES

12:00

Beginning Cosplay
A lively interactive discussion of various tips and tricks to get you started off participating in cosplay.

Speakers
JB

John Belden

Writer and editor with The Eagle, Indy's LGBTQ-focused newspaper and blogger at PlaysWithJohnAndWendy.com, focused on the games we play and the stage plays we see.


Saturday April 29, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
EMC IV 2000 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators MAYBE

13:00

Get Plastered -- How to make a foam dress form Part 2
A (lecture/demonstration/workshop) designed to show/teach attendees/participants how to create a dress form using plaster bandages to make a custom cast which is then used as a mold to create the foam dress form. This is part 2 of 3. Drying and curing takes time, so there will be multiple parts for the different steps over the course of the weekend. 


15:00

Intro to Cosplay Sewing
So you want to start making cosplay costumes - but aren't sure where to start? Join Karmada Cosplay, author of Epic Cosplay Costumes, for a seminar focusing on the basics of how to choose a costume, pick patterns, sewing basics and more! Ideal for the beginner cosplayer, but all are welcome!


Saturday April 29, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
FiberLab (GR 315) 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators NO

16:00

Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board
For those who want to learn how to subtly alter their nerdcrafts (or general crafts) to maintain structural integrity while making them not so bleeping heavy!


  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators MAYBE

18:00

EVA Foam Tips & Tricks for Cosplay
EVA Foam is an easy to get, easy to work with material when it comes to making cosplay pieces – but are you not sure where to start or how to work with it? Join Karmada Cosplay for a seminar about how to use EVA foam for items such as wearable armor and props large and small! Topics include tools of the trade, foam cutting & shaping, painting, and more. For cosplayers of all levels!

Speakers

Saturday April 29, 2017 18:00 - 19:00
Montcalm 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators NO

19:00

Ask Local Cosplayers
A small group of local cosplayers that can answer questions on wide variety of different cosplay techniques and how to get into cosplay. We have people who have made cosplays from scratch to those who piece things together, and some who specialize in props. We are all from the area and most of us are younger than most cosplayers (18-23) so we also promote that you can cosplay from any age, and not to be intimidated by older cosplayers. They can also ask us questions about how we are involved in cosplay.


Saturday April 29, 2017 19:00 - 20:00
EMC III 2000 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators YES

21:00

Cosplay Level UP!
Want to take your cosplay to the next level? This panel focuses on more advanced construction techniques and other supplies that can make your costumes even better! Come join Karmada Cosplay, author of Epic Cosplay Costumes and learn about fabric choices, some handy construction and embellishment techniques, and learn a little bit about materials other than cloth. Great for intermediate to advanced cosplayers, but all are welcome!


Saturday April 29, 2017 21:00 - 22:00
EMC I 2000 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators NO

21:00

Body Paint Cosplay Demo
Watch a professional body painter transform the human canvas into walking art. We will create a themed costume directly on skin with just paint (and a little crafty magic) that will only last the night -- be sure to take a picture!


Saturday April 29, 2017 21:00 - Sunday April 30, 2017 00:00
Nicolet 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 2 Hours
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators MAYBE
 
Sunday, April 30
 

10:00

Creature Costumes
Learn various techniques to create non-human scifi/fantasy costumes. From scaly to fuzzy, find out how to create werewolves, lizardmen, insects, and more!


Sunday April 30, 2017 10:00 - 11:00
Hamlin 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators YES

10:00

Get Plastered -- How to make a foam dress form Part 3
A (lecture/demonstration/workshop) designed to show/teach attendees/participants how to create a dress form using plaster bandages to make a custom cast which is then used as a mold to create the foam dress form. This is part 3 of 3. Drying and curing takes time, so there will be multiple parts for the different steps over the course of the weekend. 


12:00

Silicone Casting for Cheap Bastards
Want to make things out of silicone but don’t want to spend a bunch of money? Learn how to cast things and make moulds out of inexpensive silicone caulk and corn starch.


Sunday April 30, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Montcalm 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators NO

14:00

Prosthetic makeup - 3D transfers
Demonstration of how to create and apply 3D transfers (also known as Pros-aide or bondo transfers) These prosthetic appliances are waterproof, sweat-proof, super durable, and latex free!

Speakers
K

Kat

How to kill a character, part 1: I don't do drugs, but my protagonist does! | A medically based primer for authors on booze, drugs and all the potentially deadly results of bad decision making.


Sunday April 30, 2017 14:00 - 15:00
Montcalm 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators MAYBE

15:00

Turning 3D files into Cosplay (and other computer cosplay tricks)
Ever find a 3D file that is exactly what you want but you have no idea how to turn it into a costume? Or maybe you created one yourself. Bill shows you tricks he's learned to turn 3D files into real live objects, then turn those into costumes, as well as other computer tricks he's learned. Customs Bill has used these tricks on include Baymax inflatable version, Baymax armor version, and the Hellboy hand of Doom


Sunday April 30, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
Nicolet 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators MAYBE
 

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