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Costuming and Props [clear filter]
Friday, June 3
 

5:30pm EDT

Unique Cosplay Materials
What materials do cosplayers use out of the norm? Foam, 3D printing, and more!

Moderators
avatar for JT the Enginerd

JT the Enginerd

Science Guest
JT the Enginerd has a background in Engineering from Virginia Tech but jumped ship slightly in order to teach Engineering Design at the high school level.  She has been teaching two levels of engineering for the past six  years and is currently working on obtaining National Board... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tom Hutchens

Tom Hutchens

Costuming Guest, Mandalorian Mercs
Tom Hutchens is the founder & CEO of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club, and a professional armorsmith. As well as running one of the world’s largest STAR WARS™ fan organizations, Tom is also an accomplished armorsmith and widely regarded as the master of “Mandalorian” style... Read More →


Friday June 3, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
Concord H

7:00pm EDT

Conventions and Cosplays with Disabilities
“Conventions and Cosplay with Disabilities” is an engaging discussion exploring the challenges and opportunities faced by those dealing with many types of disabilities, from sensory and mobility impairments to “invisible conditions” like ADHD and social anxiety disorder. In a safe and supportive environment, we’ll share experiences and information aimed at enhancing the fandom convention, with a special emphasis on the amazing world of cosplay.

6pm

Moderators
avatar for Brian Holloway

Brian Holloway

Costume, Union County Public Schools
Costume designer with over 27+ years experience for film television, and stage. Make-Up Supervisor and actor for Star Trek: New Voyages/PHASE II for 8+ years. Owner of Material Worlds Costuming. Convention moderator and panelist yearly at a variety of conventions. Professional actor... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chris Shrewsbury

Chris Shrewsbury

Fandom Guest (Because “Hilarious and Sexy Amputee” isn’t a category. Yet.), Geek Life
Chris has volunteered, paneled, guested, staffed, and been committee at literally dozens of cons along the east coast for 30+ years.He’s a nationally certified sign language interpreter, working in entertainment, education, medical, and government settings.  Following Navy service... Read More →


Friday June 3, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Concord H

10:00pm EDT

Budget Costuming/Cosplay
Not every award winning costume/cosplay needs to be expensive! Come speak with our panelists in this round-table discussion offering ideas and resources for creating your own inexpensive but effective costuming.

Friday 6pm 

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Tera Fulbright

Tera Fulbright

Director of Programming, Author, ConGregate Productions, Inc
With over 20 years of event planning experience, Tera Fulbright uses that knowledge to create new and different programming at ConGregate – a convention for the fans, by the fans. She is also the author of several short stories including her first, “History in the Making” published... Read More →
avatar for Brian Holloway

Brian Holloway

Costume, Union County Public Schools
Costume designer with over 27+ years experience for film television, and stage. Make-Up Supervisor and actor for Star Trek: New Voyages/PHASE II for 8+ years. Owner of Material Worlds Costuming. Convention moderator and panelist yearly at a variety of conventions. Professional actor... Read More →
avatar for Tom Hutchens

Tom Hutchens

Costuming Guest, Mandalorian Mercs
Tom Hutchens is the founder & CEO of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club, and a professional armorsmith. As well as running one of the world’s largest STAR WARS™ fan organizations, Tom is also an accomplished armorsmith and widely regarded as the master of “Mandalorian” style... Read More →
avatar for Cheralyn Lambeth

Cheralyn Lambeth

Costuming Guest of Honor, Paramount Production Services
In my working life, I'm a costume/prop/puppet builder for the entertainment industry, with the occasional fun acting job on the side. Actually, that's not all that different from my non-working life!


Friday June 3, 2016 10:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
Concord H
 
Saturday, June 4
 

10:00am EDT

Everything Hot Glue
Hot glue doesn’t get enough credit. We reveal all the pros and cons of the medium as well as all the things you didn’t know you could use hot glue for.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Brian Holloway

Brian Holloway

Costume, Union County Public Schools
Costume designer with over 27+ years experience for film television, and stage. Make-Up Supervisor and actor for Star Trek: New Voyages/PHASE II for 8+ years. Owner of Material Worlds Costuming. Convention moderator and panelist yearly at a variety of conventions. Professional actor... Read More →


Saturday June 4, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Concord H

10:30am EDT

Puppet Building Workshop
Join puppet builder Cher Lambeth in creating your own simple felt hand puppet, as well as learning about some of the techniques used in the industry!  include several of your favorite film and TV-inspired characters as well as a basic starter shape you can customize to create your own one-of-a-kind puppet. $5.00 FEE

Moderators
avatar for Cheralyn Lambeth

Cheralyn Lambeth

Costuming Guest of Honor, Paramount Production Services
In my working life, I'm a costume/prop/puppet builder for the entertainment industry, with the occasional fun acting job on the side. Actually, that's not all that different from my non-working life!

Saturday June 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Blue Ridge

11:30am EDT

Body Positive Cosplay
Cosplay is for every body. We will go over ways to be comfortable enough in your own skin to cosplay no matter age or size!

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Leila McMichael (Keela)

Leila McMichael (Keela)

I am a huge Star Trek fan and I've been doing Klingon cosplay since 1999. My interests are also Star Wars, Firefly / Serenity, Babylon 5, and other science fiction television programs / movies. I also enjoy karaoke; my friend, Andy Fairbanks, and I present Keela and Katkith's Klingon... Read More →
avatar for Chris Shrewsbury

Chris Shrewsbury

Fandom Guest (Because “Hilarious and Sexy Amputee” isn’t a category. Yet.), Geek Life
Chris has volunteered, paneled, guested, staffed, and been committee at literally dozens of cons along the east coast for 30+ years.He’s a nationally certified sign language interpreter, working in entertainment, education, medical, and government settings.  Following Navy service... Read More →


Saturday June 4, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Concord H

12:00pm EDT

Costume Contest Pre-Judging
Moderators
avatar for Derek Nieman

Derek Nieman

Costuming
Derek Nieman has been part of the south east convention scene for over ten years. An original member of the Carolina Garrison of the 501st Legion, it goes almost without saying that Derek is a huge Star Wars fan. Not limited to just being a one trick fan boy, Derek also has a huge... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tig Pollum

Tig Pollum

Fan
Tig is a geek of all trades. From Star Wars to Doctor Who, tabletop to video games, there isn't much she isn't into. She has a deep passion for costuming, having majored in costume design in college, and particularly loves historical and period costumes. Tig is fortunate enough to... Read More →


Saturday June 4, 2016 12:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
JQH Executive Boardroom

1:00pm EDT

Basic Metalsmithing for Costumes

A basic breakdown of how to do some very simple metalworking techniques on a budget, with few tools but stellar results.


Moderators
avatar for Nico Murray

Nico Murray

owner, Lorem Books
goldsmithing, vodka, fire, boots, cupcakes, vampires, travel. ( I'm canadian but I seriously can't skate, ski and I know nothing of hockey)

Speakers
avatar for Brett King

Brett King

Brett King STEAM
Brett King is an award-winning steampunk maker and costumer who presents fun, interactive panels that mix real history, alternate history, and fantastic props. Brett also teaches prop-making techniques. He is best known for his Arctic Explorer/Troll Hunter character, Gustaf Danielsson... Read More →


Saturday June 4, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Concord H

1:00pm EDT

Make Your Own Post-Apocalyptic Weapon
Turn an ordinary watergun into a weapon worthy of the coming apocalypse! Join Mikki Marvel as we discuss wear and tear and other ways to upgrade your weapon!

Moderators
Saturday June 4, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Blue Ridge

3:30pm EDT

ConCarolinas Annual Costume Contest
Come participate or watch our Annual Costume Contest!  For rules and to sign up, please visit:

http://www.concarolinas.org/events/concarolinas-costume-contest/ 

Moderators
avatar for Brian Holloway

Brian Holloway

Costume, Union County Public Schools
Costume designer with over 27+ years experience for film television, and stage. Make-Up Supervisor and actor for Star Trek: New Voyages/PHASE II for 8+ years. Owner of Material Worlds Costuming. Convention moderator and panelist yearly at a variety of conventions. Professional actor... Read More →
avatar for Derek Nieman

Derek Nieman

Costuming
Derek Nieman has been part of the south east convention scene for over ten years. An original member of the Carolina Garrison of the 501st Legion, it goes almost without saying that Derek is a huge Star Wars fan. Not limited to just being a one trick fan boy, Derek also has a huge... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for DJ Spider

DJ Spider

DJ: Many of you know me as DJ Spider, and I've been a DJ for over 20 years. Primarily goth/industrial/EBM and 80s/new wave, with a tendency to splat you with electro, dance, pop and random dumb stuff. If it makes me dance, I'll probably play it. I also do a helluva lot with some... Read More →


Saturday June 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Concord A/B

5:30pm EDT

Race/Ethnicity and Cosplay
An honest discussion of race/ethnicity and display. Discussion topics will include the history or minorities in media and why certain costumes might come off as offensive in a convention setting.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Leila McMichael (Keela)

Leila McMichael (Keela)

I am a huge Star Trek fan and I've been doing Klingon cosplay since 1999. My interests are also Star Wars, Firefly / Serenity, Babylon 5, and other science fiction television programs / movies. I also enjoy karaoke; my friend, Andy Fairbanks, and I present Keela and Katkith's Klingon... Read More →


Saturday June 4, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
Concord H

7:00pm EDT

Costuming Without Sewing
The panelists discuss making and creating costumes when you don’t know how to sew.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Tera Fulbright

Tera Fulbright

Director of Programming, Author, ConGregate Productions, Inc
With over 20 years of event planning experience, Tera Fulbright uses that knowledge to create new and different programming at ConGregate – a convention for the fans, by the fans. She is also the author of several short stories including her first, “History in the Making” published... Read More →
avatar for Derek Nieman

Derek Nieman

Costuming
Derek Nieman has been part of the south east convention scene for over ten years. An original member of the Carolina Garrison of the 501st Legion, it goes almost without saying that Derek is a huge Star Wars fan. Not limited to just being a one trick fan boy, Derek also has a huge... Read More →
avatar for 2 Dudes Revue

2 Dudes Revue

2 Dudes Revue
Matt, Abby, and Ron: In depth comedy from people out of their depth. There might be three of them, they might not all be dudes, but in this post-modern society, that works. 2DR are internet reviewers of pop culture commodities like toys, video games, 80s movies, renaissance faires... Read More →


Saturday June 4, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Concord H

7:00pm EDT

Meet the R2 Builders
The R2 Builders showcase their robots and talk about how they built them.

Moderators
Saturday June 4, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Harrisburg A

8:30pm EDT

Props with Lights, Sound, and Action!
Tips for beginners and experts alike for adding lights, sound, and motion to your steampunk props. Pseudo-dangerous devices will be demonstrated.

Moderators
avatar for Brett King

Brett King

Brett King STEAM
Brett King is an award-winning steampunk maker and costumer who presents fun, interactive panels that mix real history, alternate history, and fantastic props. Brett also teaches prop-making techniques. He is best known for his Arctic Explorer/Troll Hunter character, Gustaf Danielsson... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brian Holloway

Brian Holloway

Costume, Union County Public Schools
Costume designer with over 27+ years experience for film television, and stage. Make-Up Supervisor and actor for Star Trek: New Voyages/PHASE II for 8+ years. Owner of Material Worlds Costuming. Convention moderator and panelist yearly at a variety of conventions. Professional actor... Read More →
avatar for Tom Hutchens

Tom Hutchens

Costuming Guest, Mandalorian Mercs
Tom Hutchens is the founder & CEO of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club, and a professional armorsmith. As well as running one of the world’s largest STAR WARS™ fan organizations, Tom is also an accomplished armorsmith and widely regarded as the master of “Mandalorian” style... Read More →


Saturday June 4, 2016 8:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
Concord H

9:30pm EDT

Extreme Casualty and Horror Makeup Panel with Gregory Hewett
Demonstration of various, extremely realistic, casualty effects created with quickset skin safe silicones for beginners to professionals.

Ultra realistic casualty and wounds/injuries created with fast set skin safe silicones. Major film, T.V., and haunted house quality makeup that will come across as extremely realistic and convincing. Lots of tips and tricks to make the most from fast set silicones in the field of Special Effects Makeup demonstrated by professional FX Makeup Artist Gregory Hewett of GregoryF/X

Speakers
avatar for Gregory Hewett

Gregory Hewett

Director of Makeup, GregoryF/X
Gregory Hewett has been a practicing Special Effects Makeup Artist for over 17 years and opened his own business in 2000. He specializes in the concept, fabrication of and application of Special Makeup appliances, props, and all areas of the art form.   Having worked on many diverse... Read More →



Saturday June 4, 2016 9:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
Concord I
 
Sunday, June 5
 

10:00am EDT

Creating Original Characters in Costume
Learn how to create original characters through the art of costuming and prop-making. Discuss the pros and cons of original characters.

Moderators
avatar for DL Leonine

DL Leonine

Geek Life

Speakers
avatar for Leila McMichael (Keela)

Leila McMichael (Keela)

I am a huge Star Trek fan and I've been doing Klingon cosplay since 1999. My interests are also Star Wars, Firefly / Serenity, Babylon 5, and other science fiction television programs / movies. I also enjoy karaoke; my friend, Andy Fairbanks, and I present Keela and Katkith's Klingon... Read More →
avatar for Tera Fulbright

Tera Fulbright

Director of Programming, Author, ConGregate Productions, Inc
With over 20 years of event planning experience, Tera Fulbright uses that knowledge to create new and different programming at ConGregate – a convention for the fans, by the fans. She is also the author of several short stories including her first, “History in the Making” published... Read More →
avatar for Brett King

Brett King

Brett King STEAM
Brett King is an award-winning steampunk maker and costumer who presents fun, interactive panels that mix real history, alternate history, and fantastic props. Brett also teaches prop-making techniques. He is best known for his Arctic Explorer/Troll Hunter character, Gustaf Danielsson... Read More →
avatar for Derek Nieman

Derek Nieman

Costuming
Derek Nieman has been part of the south east convention scene for over ten years. An original member of the Carolina Garrison of the 501st Legion, it goes almost without saying that Derek is a huge Star Wars fan. Not limited to just being a one trick fan boy, Derek also has a huge... Read More →


Sunday June 5, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Concord H

10:00am EDT

Warmaster's Workshop
This panel demonstrates making Star Wars genre costumes, and props, through the process of "Creationeering"; taking everyday objects and turning them into usable/functional costume and prop creations.

Moderators
avatar for Tom Hutchens

Tom Hutchens

Costuming Guest, Mandalorian Mercs
Tom Hutchens is the founder & CEO of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club, and a professional armorsmith. As well as running one of the world’s largest STAR WARS™ fan organizations, Tom is also an accomplished armorsmith and widely regarded as the master of “Mandalorian” style... Read More →

Sunday June 5, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Piedmont

12:00pm EDT

Fairy Wing Workshop
Lady Gatita spent ten years as professional faerie and has developed a technique on how to build a set of sturdy faerie wings frames using 14 gauge wire and two sets of pliers.  the wire will be supplied and builders will receive a handouts. There will be some pliers on hand. If you plan to attend and have pliers I would suggest you bring them along.  We will building a small set of wing frames. Best suited for 12 and up because of the hand strength involved parent welcomed to Bring children and build the wings with them but this is not a child's craft project. $20.00 FEE

Moderators
Speakers

Sunday June 5, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Piedmont

1:00pm EDT

Making Steampunk
Award-winning steampunk maker and costumer Brett King of Brett King STEAM introduces you to the world of steampunk through his fantastic mechanical creations and provides tips on making your own.

Moderators
avatar for Brett King

Brett King

Brett King STEAM
Brett King is an award-winning steampunk maker and costumer who presents fun, interactive panels that mix real history, alternate history, and fantastic props. Brett also teaches prop-making techniques. He is best known for his Arctic Explorer/Troll Hunter character, Gustaf Danielsson... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brian Holloway

Brian Holloway

Costume, Union County Public Schools
Costume designer with over 27+ years experience for film television, and stage. Make-Up Supervisor and actor for Star Trek: New Voyages/PHASE II for 8+ years. Owner of Material Worlds Costuming. Convention moderator and panelist yearly at a variety of conventions. Professional actor... Read More →
avatar for Nico Murray

Nico Murray

owner, Lorem Books
goldsmithing, vodka, fire, boots, cupcakes, vampires, travel. ( I'm canadian but I seriously can't skate, ski and I know nothing of hockey)
avatar for Derek Nieman

Derek Nieman

Costuming
Derek Nieman has been part of the south east convention scene for over ten years. An original member of the Carolina Garrison of the 501st Legion, it goes almost without saying that Derek is a huge Star Wars fan. Not limited to just being a one trick fan boy, Derek also has a huge... Read More →


Sunday June 5, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Concord H