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Friday, April 28
 

17:00

Get Plastered--How to Make a Foam Dress Form Part 1
This workshop will show attendees 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.


20:00

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!


21:00

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!


21:00

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

22:00

CANCELLED Get to Know Your Local Society for 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 recreate the Middle Ages. In addition to these events we also have regular practices where we teach and learn our skills.

 
Saturday, April 29
 

09:00

Loving Your Cosplay Body
Do you worry about trying different cosplays because of how the characters look? Join us for a talk and audience discussion about ways to embrace your 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.


11:00

Ya Gotta Have Blue Hair - The Basics of Cosplay Wigs
Come learn about wig application, wig types, and the best places to shop for them.

Speakers
avatar for Zophael Ray

Zophael Ray

Freeport Mercantile
Costume Designer and Cosplayer.



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.


13:00

Get Plastered -- How to Make a Foam Dress Form Part 2
This workshop will show attendees 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.


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!


16:00

Cosplay Contest Muster & Judging
Did you bring your cosplay A-game this weekend? Come join us to sign-up and be judged before the Cosplay Contest at 5:00!

Speakers
avatar for Cylithria Dubois

Cylithria Dubois

ConChair, Penguicon 2017
Just me; no more, no less. @Penguicon ConChair. @ConFusionMI Head of Hospitality. AASFA Board of Director... Read More →
avatar for ada palmer

ada palmer

Guest of Honor
Historian. Author. Composer. Teacher. Blogger. Ada Palmer does considerable research on everything media, from historical texts to anime and manga. She writes both science fiction and fantasy novels, and composes music in the same genres. Ada teaches in the History Department o... Read More →

Volunteers

17:00

Cosplay Contest
Come check out the awesome cosplays in our annual Cosplay Contest! Cheer for your favorites and enjoy the show!

Speakers
avatar for Cylithria Dubois

Cylithria Dubois

ConChair, Penguicon 2017
Just me; no more, no less. @Penguicon ConChair. @ConFusionMI Head of Hospitality. AASFA Board of Director... Read More →
avatar for ada palmer

ada palmer

Guest of Honor
Historian. Author. Composer. Teacher. Blogger. Ada Palmer does considerable research on everything media, from historical texts to anime and manga. She writes both science fiction and fantasy novels, and composes music in the same genres. Ada teaches in the History Department o... Read More →

Volunteers

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. Maybe you aren't 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!


19:00

Ask Local Cosplayers
We are 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.


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 - 21:50
EMC I Westin Southfield Detroit, Southfield, MI, United States

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!

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Metzler

Sarah Metzler

TurtleTree Studio presents fantasy-inspired ceramic vessels & sculptures, upcycled retro media crafts, and pop-culture cross-stitch samplers. Artisans/sisters Sarah Metzler and Cassie Boyd encourage custom orders: wedding cake toppers, wi-fi plaques, favorite quotes or character... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 21:00 - Sunday April 30, 2017 23:50
Nicolet Westin Southfield Detroit, Southfield, MI, United States
 
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!

Speakers
GF

Gnora Ford-Lepthien

Graphic Designer, Legged Fish


10:00

Get Plastered -- How to Make a Foam Dress Form Part 3
This workshop will show attendees 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 molds out of inexpensive silicone caulk and cornstarch.

Speakers
GF

Gnora Ford-Lepthien

Graphic Designer, Legged Fish


13:00

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!


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
KM

Kat McConnell

Costuming


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. Costumes Bill has used these tricks on include Baymax inflatable version, Baymax armor version, and the Hellboy hand of Doom

Speakers
avatar for Blasted Bill Putt

Blasted Bill Putt

Tech, Network Services Group