PEZ Cosplay Maker Space

This year Planet Comicon is again hosting the PEZ COSPLAY MAKER SPACE oriented towards cosplay creation activities. THE PEZ COSPLAY MAKER SPACE is located in the Planet Entertainment Zone in Hall A. Each schedule description below provides a booth number. Come see true artists at work demonstrating methods for creating costumes and props. If you ever wanted to learn how to get started or if you are an advanced cosplayer you will find something here that will help you. The following organizations are helping to provide this interactive maker space both at their booths and on the PEZ demo stage.

HAMMERSPACE COMMUNITY WORKSHOP Booth P 22

Hammerspace Workshop is home to Kansas City’s awesome community of makers, crafters and inventors. It’s where you go to exercise your creativity. It’s where you bulk up your knowledge, and work out your designs. Hammerspace is another essential partner headlining the PEZ this year. Dave Dalton and his staff from Hammerspace will tackle beginner and advanced demonstrations of cosplay crafting and prop building and much more. Come watch and learn how you can join in the fun and creativity! See a schedule for their demos throughout the weekend here.

WALKIN’ & ROLLIN’ COSTUMES Booth P 10

Since 2015, Walkin’ & Rollin’ Costumes has provided incredible costumes for kids in walkers and wheelchairs, free of charge to the families. Come see our latest creations, and sign up to become a builder for upcoming costumes for kids later this year. Our costumes have been featured on multiple news stations, international magazines and news articles, and numerous websites for our innovative designs that help create something unique and inspiring for the kids. See why these kids will have the best costumes on their block and why so many of these kids light up and become the stars of the lives. Check the PEZ Entertainment and Demo Stage schedule to see when we will be doing two special reveals for two very deserving youngsters!

FIGMENTS AND FILAMENTS Booth P 12

Kansas City Costume Convention will be providing lots of activities! A cosplay repair station to help with any wardrobe malfunctions you might have at the convention. Scrap Swap! Leave some scraps, take some scraps. Do you need a little piece of fabric to finish that outfit? Have you been looking for a small accent piece but don’t want to buy a whole yard? Come check the Scrap Swap Table! It’s free! Mask Making – come by and make a mask. You can use our scrap fabric and supplies and get advice and instruction. Bring your little ones or make one for yourself! (no unaccompanied children) Demo Area – There will be demos throughout the weekend showing crafting and costuming techniques. See the schedule here

COSJOY COSPLAY  Booth P 15

CosJoy Cosplay is the brainchild of Rachel CosJoy. From first cosplaying in 2013 to learning how to sew for herself in 2016, Rachel loves to encourage all individuals to experience the joy of sharing the love of a character through the craft of cosplay.
She first challenged herself to build a costume from start to finish at a convention in 2017. Showcasing step by step how to construct pieces and acknowledging that mistakes can (will) happen, she makes attempting a costume build seem less daunting.
Her passion for projects is fueled by bad puns, caffeine, and by celebrating the days she doesn’t sew herself to her projects or glue her fingers together.
“CosJoy is about ENJOYING the cosplay process each step of the way, and learning how YOU want to cosplay.”

RED PILL PROPS & COSPLAY Booth P 25

Alex Carter is a master craftsman and artist that works in the Kansas City area making costumes and props that people want to see! His booth will feature demos throughout the weekend and he will display a variety of realistic looking fantasy props and costume pieces! He is a master pattern maker and his ability to make foam look like something other than foam is amazing! Click here to see the Red Pill schedule!

COLLEEN MAY GUERRILLA FX  Booth P 26

Colleen’s Guerrilla FX will tickle all of your FX fancies! We will have a variety of special effects magic to share, including molds, prosthetic application, cuts & bruises, airbrushFX makeup, face painting & temporary tattoos. Colleen Coffman and Jordan Bunce willbe performing many demonstrations and have a ton of good information to share with you!
Colleen’s Guerrilla FX specializes in airbrushed makeup and special effects, but we actually airbrush anything we can get to hold still long enough! I also sculpt, paint murals, create portraits, author websites, design ads and print layout, write a lot and dabble in set photography.  I have many other projects come and go, usually in commercials, Indie Films, opera, ballet and theater, which includes the FX(effects) creation of monsters, fiends, ghouls, character makeup and practical effects.

PLANET COMICON FEATURED MAKERS BOOTH  Booth P 17

This year the PEZ Maker Space will feature a steady stream of demonstrations provided by local and regional costume and prop builders. In this booth you will see demonstrations running throughout the three days of the convention. Here are some of the scheduled demonstrations: Cricut demo, sewing for dolls, wig styling, foam weapon creation, sewing and alterations and more! Click here to see the Featured Makers’ Booth schedule.

 

 

Friday

1:00PM-3:00PM Creating Cosplays for your dolls!
Avery the Awesome – Avery Boles: Creating Cosplays for your dolls! Avery will share the art of making mini cosplays for ball jointed dolls. She will be making a My Hero Academia uniform for a ball jointed doll during this demo! Come to Booth P17
1:30PM-2:30PM The Junk in my Trunk!
Rachel Wilson of CosJoy Cosplay is an experienced seamstress that will be creating a cosplay throughout the weekend! In this session she will reveal the tools and equipment she uses to design and create her cosplay. Come to booth P15
2:00PM-3:30PM Foam Fabrication: Patterning a Helmet
Experienced foamcrafting expert Alex Carter of Red Pill Props will be creating a foam helmet. He will cover the important steps neccesary to create a pattern so that the helmet will fit and look symetrical. Come to booth P25.
2:30PM-3:30PM Airbrush FX CYBORG makeup
Colleen May Guerrilla FX – Airbrush can accomplish many looks, from glamor to gruesome. Here, we’ll be demonstrating how to do a cyborg. Come to booth P26
3:00PM-4:00PM Pewter Casting On The Bench Top
Hammerspace Community Workshop experts will provide you with a guide to making metal props and cosplay components. Come to booth P22.
3:00PM-5:00PM COSPLAY WITH CRICUT!
Legendary Rose – Gwendolyn Rose – Explore the world of Cricut Machines with Legendary Rose. Learn how to step up a cricut machine and explore the program. Gain the knowledge about multiple settings, matts, and blades to cut all kinds of materials. Materials such as Worbla, Foam, Paper, Vinly, Fabric and more that can be used in your next cos-project. Come to Booth P17.
3:30PM-5:00PM STRIP ME DOWN AND PAD ME UP!
CosJoy Cosplay will demonstrate how to pad out a mannequin to meet measurements. Come to booth no. P15.
4:00PM-5:00PM HOW TO MAKE A BLOOD PUMP!
Colleen May Guerrilla FX – Every wonder how they make things bleed in films? This demo will show you how to build your own blood pump and how to use it. Come to booth no. P26
5:00PM-7:00PM SEWING 101
Starburst Cosplay- Morgan Carter Sewing 101 Morgan is an accomplished seamstress and will show you how to begin the art of sewing! You will learn how to sew a skirt from a pattern! Come to booth P17.
5:00PM-6:30PM FOAM FABRIFICATION – THE INSDES!
Red Pill Props will show you the secrets of foamcrafting. In this session learn what methods are used to provide internal support and structure to you foam cosplay project. Come to booth P25.
5:00PM-6:00PM PEWTER CASTING USING MOON SAND
Expert crafters from Hammerspace Community Workshop will how you important details about pewter casting using Moon Sand. Come to Booth P22.
5:30PM-6:30PM ALL ABOUT THAT SCOTCH (TAPE)!!
CosJoy Cosplay will demonstrate and discuss the process of transferring patterns to paper, pdf patterns, and adjusting patterns. Come to booth P15.

Saturday

10:00AM-12:00PM FOAMCRAFTING – LAYERING
SVT Costumes and Props -Bradley Beeghley: Bradley will be demonstrating foam work and layering techniques, as he works on his Mysterio cosplay in anticipation of the upcoming Spiderman movie! Come to Booth P17.
10:30AM-11:30AM SEAM-ISH!!
CosJoy Cosplay will show you how to add seam allowances, using a French curve, how it’s different between serging and sewing. Come to booth P15.
11:00AM-NOON PUNCHING HAIR!
Guerrilla FX. Making realistic masks, props and prosthetics means you need to know how to make the hair look real, too. This demo will show you how to punch hair into your project, creating a very realistic experience for your audience. Come to booth P26.
NOON-2:00PM ACCESSORY AND PROP PAITNING
Fancy Jen Cosplay, Jennifer Forristal –
Experienced crafter/cosplayer Jennifer Forristal provides a demonstration of techniques for painting foam costume pieces and to help upgrade those store bought props. Come to booth P17.
NOON-1:00PM PEWTER CASTING ON THE BENCH TOP!
Hammerspace Community Workshop experts will provide you with a guide to making metal props and cosplay components. Come to booth P22.
12:30PM-1:30PM OH WHERE IS MY POCKET?
CosJoy Cosplay will demonstrate how to add inset or patch pockets to clothing. Come to booth P15.
1:00PM-2:30PM MAKING FOAM LOOK LIKE METAL!
Red Pill Props will show you the secrets of foamcrafting. In this session learn what methods are used to turn your foam into what looks like metal. Come to booth P25.
2:00PM-4:00PM HOW TO ROCOCOPUNK A WIG!!
Ayrcyia Thomson, Valkyrie Brittania – Let them eat cake! Valkyrie Britannia will be discussing the list of items you will need and the techniques on how to style your own Marie Antoinette style Rococopunk wig. Rococopunk is the more colorful, over-the-top and humourous subgenre to the massively popular Steampunk. Stay till the end of the demo for a chance to win the Rococopunk wig that will be created during the demo. Come to booth P17.
2:00PM-3:00PM FINISHING TECHNIQUES FOR 3D PRINTS
Hammerspace Community Workshop experts will demonstrate wet/dry sanding and other finishing techniques for smoothing and painting 3D prints. Come to booth P22.
2:30PM-3:30PM MARY HAD A LITTLE PLEAT!
CosJoy Cosplay will demonstrate quick and easy pleating to add volume to skirts. Come to booth P15
3:00PM-4:00PM APPLYING SILICONE PROSTHETICS
Guerrilla FX. Silicone is the most realistic FX medium on the market, but it takes a bit of skill and know-how to pull it off. This demo will show you how to apply silicone prosthetics. Come to booth P26.
4:00PM-5:30PM PAINTING ORGANICS AND CERAMICS!
Red Pill Props will provide valuable information and demonstrate how to paint Organics and Cermaics (Woods, Clays, Horns, and Leather). Come to booth P25.
4:00PM-5:00PM CASTING WITH RESIN!
Hammerspace Community workshop will demonstrate how to create parts in resin with silicone molds and give them a metal look using metal powders and other techniques. Come to booth P22.
4:30PM-5:30PM TACKLING THE DREADED ZIPPER!
CosJoy Cosplay will show you how to handle zippers! Come to booth P15.
5:00PM-6:00PM CUTS, CONTUSIONS AND BRUISES – OH MY!
Guerrilla FX will demonstrate working with several different types of products. This demo will give you a well-rounded view on how to use rigid collodion, silicone, blood and bruise wheels. Come to booth P26.
6:00PM-7:00PM FINISHING TECHNIQUES FOR 3D PRINTS
The experts at Hammerspace will demonstrate wet/dry sanding and other finishing techniques for smoothing and painting 3D prints. Come to booth P22.

Sunday

10:00AM-1:00PM CREATE YOUR FANTASY WORLD!
Stop by Booth P17 to visit The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s exhibit where you can design your own version of a fantastic, imaginary world using drawing and collage materials. Learn about Saya Woolfalk: Expedition to the ChimaCloud, an exhibition currently at the Nelson-Atkins that presents an intriguing, alternative universe. Come to booth P17.
10:30AM-11:30AM WHAT’S THE POCKET?
CosJoy Cosplay will demonstrate how to fix those half pockets the designers put in women’s clothing! Come to booth P15.
11:00AM-NOON WATERMELON MAKES EXCELLENT PROSTHETICS!
Colleen May, Guerrilla FX will teach you all you need to know about watermelon. Watermelon is a liquid vinyl that is taking the effects industry by storm. It’s similar to latex, but so much more versatile. You’ll fall in love and we’ll show you how to use it! Come to booth P26.
NOON-1:00PM PEWTER CASTING ON THE BENCH TOP!
Hammerspace Community Workshop experts will provide you with a guide to making metal props and cosplay components. Come to booth P22.
12:30PM-1:30PM ERNEST HEMS AWAY!
CosJoy Cosplay will demonstrate how to finish hems and details on garments. Come to booth P15.
1:00PM-3:00PM PAINTING AND DETAILING FOAM ARMOR
BB Cosplay – Lauren Schweer : Learn from an experienced crafter how to turn your cut out foam pieces into realistic looking pieces of armor! Painting and detailing are important techniques to create the illusion of armor made from a variety of materials. Come to booth P17.
1:00PM-3:30PM SCULPTING WITH MONSTER CLAY
Red Pill Props will provide a comprehensive demo to show you how to work with monster clay and why it is a favorite material. Come to booth P25.
1:00PM-2:00PM MAKING CREEPY EYES!
Guerrilla FX will open your eyes! Ever wonder how to make eyes for your puppets, critters and monsters that will freak people out? This demo will show how to create simple and effective eyes that actual watch and follow you. Come to booth P26.
2:00PM-3:00PM FINISHING TECHNIQUES FOR 3D PRINTS
The experts at Hammerspace will demonstrate wet/dry sanding and other finishing techniques for smoothing and painting 3D prints. Come to booth P22.
2:30PM-3:30PM SHORTY GET DOWN!
CosJoy Cosplay will demonstrate how to make simple shorties for dresses. Come to booth P15.
3:00PM-5:00PM THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS!
Avery Bond GiroGirl Cosplay – Avery has a particular trait that she prides herself on! Attention to detail. In this demo, see examples of Avery’s past work, see progress on the latest cosplay, and learn tips and tricks for more detailed cosplays of your own! Come to booth P17.
4:00PM-5:00PM CASTING WITH RESIN!
Hammerspace Community workshop will demonstrate how to create parts in resin with silicone molds and give them a metal look using metal powders and other techniques. Come to booth P22.

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