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Angi & Rare Present

Cosplay 101 Workshop Series

Hawkgirl cosplay

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How to Start Cosplaying

Saturday Oct 19, 2019

11am - 3pm

McCambridge Recreation Center

1515 N Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA


This seminar will cover all the basics of selecting your first cosplay, using design croquises to plan your costume, budgeting your time & finances, surviving the con, storing your costumes and props, even after-care.  Angi & Rare will demo how to alter found items to create a finished closet cosplay and have old and new costumes on hand for attendees to inspect up close.  Attendees will also be provided with design sheets to practice cosplay breakdowns and budgets in class and at home.

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How to Start Cosplaying

Working With Patterns

Sewing & Fabric Basics

Building Armor With Foam

Building Armor With Worbla

Prop Making Basics

Wig Styling Crash Course


Presenting Yourself:

Makeup & Posing For Cosplay

Branding & Marketing Yourself

Advanced Wig Styling

Wiring & Installing Electronics

Pattern Draping

Weathering Techniques

Molding & Casting

Hi, I'm Rare Props! I've been cosplaying since 2006. It all started when I wanted to be a Final Fantasy character for Halloween, and spiraled into the beloved art it is now when my boyfriend took me to my first anime convention. As you may have guessed from my name I specialize in props. If a costume has something big and outrageous to carry along with it I am all over it. My favorite part of any cosplay has always been building the props. This art form has been a positive force in my life and I would love to pass that along to others.

Howdy y'all, I'm Angi Viper! I've been cosplaying since 2000 and making my own costumes since 2011. My specialty is sewing, but I strive to learn as many varied skills as I can.  My broad skillset has led to notable competition wins at WonderCon and ComicConLA. I'm experienced in everything from sewing to patterning to foam fabrication, worbla smithing, prop making, wing fabrication, wig styling, makeup, posing, performance and electronics.

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