Workshops & Demos

Each year the Costuming Track brings a wide variety of make-n-take workshops and small group (standing room only) close-up Demos.  The close-up demos are a more intimate setting where you get to see the presenter(s) work their craft and have a greater opportunity to ask questions about how to do it.

In our Workshops, you will receive hands-on instruction on how to perform a skill.  The subject of the workshops change from year to year so check back to see what this coming year’s options will be.  Registration is on a first come first serve basis so make sure you sign up as soon as the listing has been made available.


The Workshops

We will begin taking registrations for this year’s workshops starting June 1.

Instructor: Ottilie Murray

In this workshop we learn basic chainmail weaving using a European 4-in-1: the same weave commonly used in chainmail clothing.

Where: Hilton, room 306
Length: 2.5 hours
Max # Participants: 10 per session
Materials Fee: $8 + tax

The kit includes:

  • 54 Anodized Aluminum Rings
  • Echo-soft Leather Cord

Tools will be available that are not part of the take-home materials.

Choose your session.

Friday 2:30 pm Saturday 2:30 pm Sunday 5:30 pm

Instructord: Mera Rose , Mary Abreu, and Sterling Bailey

Unleash the little costumer in your child.  In this workshop, kids learn the basic life skill of sewing. They get to cut out and sew a simple pattern they can take home to their action figure.  Free to attend, supplies are limited, come early! Bring your own action figure. 

Where: TBD
Length: 1 hr
Max # participants: While supplies last
Materials fee: Free to kids 6 - 13

Saturday @ 1:00 pm

Instructor: Jennifer Gilley

Learn to do professional Makeup SFX from a pro. Everything you need to create the dead and/or deep wounds will be supplied. Recommended for 18 yrs and up.

Where: Hilton, room 307
Length: 2.5 hours
Max # Participants: 20 per session
Materials Fee: $28 + tax

The kit includes:

  • Mehron Zombie Kit
  • Sponges
  • Isopropyl Myristate
  • Cotton rounds
  • 91% Rubbing Alcohol
  • Desktop Compact Mirror
  •  

Tools will be available that are not part of the take-home materials.

Choose your session.

Friday 7:00 pm Saturday 7:00 pm
 

Instructor: Freddy Clements

Learn to do Makeup SFX with the least expensive of materials: Gelatin.

Where: Hilton, room 307
Length: 2.5 hrs
Max # participants: 16 per session
Materials fee: $24 + tax

The kit includes:

  • Unflavored Gelatin
  • Sponges
  • Cotton rounds
  • Cotton Swabs

Tools will be available that are not part of the take-home materials.

Choose your session.

Saturday 4:00 pm Sunday 4:00 pm
 

Instructor: Travis Scott Merrill

In this workshop we learn a valuable prop making skill: rotocasting.  Together, we rotocast a prop mask that you can proudly wear and display. All proceeds go to this year’s charity partner, the Arthritis Foundation.

Where: Hilton, room 306
Length: 2.5 hrs
Max # participants: 10
Materials fee: $30 + tax

The kit includes:

  • TBD

Choose your session.

Sunday 2:30 pm  
 

Instructor: Jonathan Lee Lewis Clary & Zayne Geisler

In this workshop we make a leather book of holding to transport your belongings (like a shoulder bag.) Using beginner techniques, you will be able to craft this most basic of adventuring requirements: a bag of holding. The book measures 9.5 x 6.5 x 3.5 inches. This is an entry level class teaching the basics of leather crafting.

Where: Hilton, room 307
Length: 2.5 hours
Max # Participants: 20 per session
Materials Fee: $60.00 + tax

The kit includes:

  • Leather
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Rivets

Tools will be available that are not part of the take-home materials.

Choose your session.

Friday 4:00 pm Sunday 7:00 pm
   

Instructor: Pamela Cole

TBA

Where: Hilton, room 306
Length: 2.5 hours
Max # Participants: TBA
Materials Fee: $TBA

The kit includes:

  • TBA

Choose your session.

Friday 5:30 pm Saturday 5:30 pm