PEZ Maker Space

PEZ Maker Space

This year Planet Comicon is again hosting the PEZ MAKER SPACE which had been exclusively oriented towards cosplay creation activities. Over the last several years this area of the floor has really developed into a true Maker Space and now offers a variety of maker space activities that are not just aimed at cosplay! THE PEZ 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, props, pottery, sewing, LEGO, metal working, and a lot more. Listed below are our feature maker partners this year! To see this year’s schedule of PEZ Maker demos, Select PEZ Maker Space Venue in the programming schedule which will is found HERE!


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. Check the PEZ Maker schedule for the complete list of demos taking place throughout the weekend at this booth. (link)


Figments and Filaments is a cooperative of artisans and crafters that come together every year to provide demos and displays and activities that will delight and inspire. This year, their demos include: Making a PVC form for displaying your cosplay, Crocheting Amigurumi (Porgs and/or Grogu), Crocheting pieces to look like Armor, weaving a Viking style belt demo, a chain mail demo, a decorative metalwork demo, and a sewing simple garments demo. For kids, try the cosplay scavenger hunt, mask making and designing a superhero. These events will be running all three day of the convention. Come to this booth for Cosplay Repair by Mary Morris! Check the PEZ Maker schedule for the complete list of demos taking place throughout the weekend at this booth. (link)

Johnson County Arts And Heritage Center P36

The Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center returns to Planet Comicon this year. They will have timed fine arts and theater tech demos as well as (free) hands-on make and take activities throughout the day each day as well as a photo op featuring one of our indoor theater shows in the PEZ. Check the PEZ Maker schedule for the complete list of demos taking place throughout the weekend at this booth. (link)

Kansas City R2 Builders Club C2

These ARE the droids you are looking for! The KC R2 Builders are a local maker group that specializes in building droids inspired by the Star Wars franchise! The Kansas City R2 Builders Club was founded in 2012 and has over a dozen members. Several members have complete R2 droids, some are in the build process and yet others are just starting to do research. If you’d like more information, or you would like to join, please Contact Us. Contact | kcr2


Rightfully Sewn is a nonprofit organization that creates jobs and opportunities for community members who may have barriers to employment. They accomplish this through the business of fashion and sewn goods, including seamstress training, fashion design, job training and placement, and employment. As part of that mission, the organization aims to reestablish Kansas City as an epicenter of garment manufacturing. Currently, 60 percent of the Rightfully Sewn workforce have refugee status, there are five languages spoken, and they have been recognized by the City of Kansas City for paying living wages. Rightfully Sewn also serves as an incubator for local fashion designers and inventors whose creations require fine sewing skills. Check the PEZ Maker schedule for the complete list of demos taking place throughout the weekend at this booth. (link)


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 what they will be doing this year.


Bruce Holt, owner of Forged in Foam is an EVA foam master. He has multiple Master Class wins and has been featured on .
Bruce has spent most of his life building costumes — the bug hit him at the early in his teens at which time he started making his own, off the wall Halloween costumes to school play designs. After years of building costumes for fun and challenge, he started competing in the late 80’s, realizing there were prizes to win. He then decided to be a little more inventive with his craft, making elaborate costumes out of leather, plastic, fabric, and just about anything he could find, trying to replicate his favorite characters and top the creation from the year before.
With EVA foam as his medium of choice, the construction process involves, designing the costumes on a torso mold before transferring the designs digitally, printing and cutting them out of foam. From there, it’s a matter of creating the right patterns before finishing it off with airbrushing.

Check the PEZ Maker schedule for the complete list of demos taking place throughout the weekend at this booth. (link)


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, airbrush FX makeup, face painting & temporary tattoos. Colleen Coffman will be 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. Check the PEZ Maker schedule for the complete list of demos taking place throughout the weekend at this booth. (link)


New this year, the Potter’s Cottage is bringing a new maker activity to the PEZ Cosplay Maker Space. The Potter’s Cottage, LLC is an inclusive art studio where individuals of all ages and abilities can paint pottery, fuse glass, create holiday art, participate in classes and special events, and host their own parties. We have skilled artisans working in our studio, so no experience is needed for any of our activities. Come check out their special make and take activity designed especially for Planet attendees!


The Maker Studio at Science City returns for another year at Planet Comicon Kansas City!

The Maker Studio offers the opportunity to not only observe but also interact with different methods and materials of Making.

From two-dimensional to three-dimensional, traditional methods to cutting edge technologies, using things from the junk box to innovative new materials, guests who visit the Maker Studio will experience taking their ideas and bringing them to life.

This year guests can participate in three various activities scheduled for forty-five-minute sessions each day at our PCC booth. A guide with visuals and instructions will be provided for most activities. Educators and facilitators will also be available to assist and explain. All projects are a make-and-take for guests! Check the PEZ Maker schedule for the complete list of demos taking place throughout the weekend at this booth. (link)


Fancy Fossa, the owner, founder, and sole fursuit maker for Fancy Fossa Fashions, has been a proud member of the furry fandom since 2004 and has been constructing fursuits as a hobby since 2011. In March of 2023 she made the exciting decision to pursue a full time career in fursuit making. Her award-winning costume work has been featured in art shows, newspapers, and charity events. Check the PEZ Maker Space schedule for build demos that will be run from this booth during the convention! Learn how to make a fur tail! Check the PEZ Maker schedule for the complete list of demos taking place throughout the weekend at this booth. (link)

Waifu Doll Labs P37

Master Cosplayer & Doll Artisan | Transforming Dreams into Mini Realities by Turning Dolls into Iconic Characters.

Hey there, I’m Zoey, the creative mind behind Waifu Doll Labs! With nearly a decade of cosplay crafting experience I breathe life into epic characters by crafting exquisite mini cosplays to bring your favorite characters to life in doll form: from Anime, Comics, Video games, TV, and Movies.

It all began when I couldn’t find figures of my beloved characters, so I harnessed my cosplay skills to create my own dolls. With a background as an award-winning cosplayer my meticulousness for details helps me create stunning outfits and turn dolls into works of art. Making these not your average doll. Each doll is a unique versatile masterpiece: customizable with different outfits and poses. I consider them to be the ultimate collector’s item and display them with my collectibles.

I’m on a mission to share the art of cosplaying for dolls and will host events at WaifuDoll Labs’ Anime Entertainment Zone table Saturday and Sunday. Explore my creations and let’s bring your beloved characters to life, one doll at a time.