steampunk Programming
 
Location: North 232bc

Sewing is a complex art and there is always room to improve. We'll teach you how to measure & draft custom patterns, use draping to match character design elements, and how to fit your costume exactly. Learn tips for sewing stretch & latex fabrics, and address reinforcing structure with batting, boning & interfacing. Techniques will be applied to the cosplay, Steampunk, and Fantasy genres to name a few, so everyone can learn from this presentation. Come learn from House Lionheart some of the most complex techniques that any costume junkie needs in their arsenal.

who'll be here
  • Brittanee Northrop
  • Joshiwa Winters
  • Miranda Indorf
  • Tara Johnson
 

Want to be your favorite character? Don't want to spend a small fortune trying to find it online in your size? Want to do it as cost effectively as possible? Come learn the basics of machine-based costume creation. Covers: basics of the sewing machine, how to use your two most basic stitches and how to use a pattern. Techniques will be applied to the cosplay, steampunk and fantasy genres just to name a few. Whether you have never sewn or been sewing for awhile, House Lionheart promises to teach you something new.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

1st ANNUAL USA CLAN WAR:
Special Event Registration Required $60 per team.

Note: You must register in advance to participate in the Clan War Tournament.

Battlefield Live AZ wants you and your team to compete in the First Annual USA CLAN WAR. For decades clan wars in the UK have determined who reigns as the number one team, who is the best of the best...Why should the UK have all the fun? Now is the time to step up and show us what you've got.

We are looking for genre' clans. Like Whovians vs Trekkies, Star Trek vs. Star Wars, etc....

Five (5) players on the field per team and one (1) player in reserve. DOMINATION is the name of the game. Can your team hold king of the hill for 5 minutes? Step up and show us how it's done. The winning team will receive membership passes to the 2015 Phoenix Comicon (provided by Battlefield Live AZ) and complimentary entry into the 2015 Clan War to defend their title.

Show us your team spirit, show us your skills, show us your sportsmanship.

Join the BFLAZ Army Today. 
www.BattlefieldLiveAZ.com
www.facebook.com/BFLAZ

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

1st ANNUAL USA CLAN WAR:
Special Event Registration Required $60 per team.

Note: You must register in advance to participate in the Clan War Tournament.

Battlefield Live AZ wants you and your team to compete in the First Annual USA CLAN WAR. For decades clan wars in the UK have determined who reigns as the number one team, who is the best of the best...Why should the UK have all the fun? Now is the time to step up and show us what you've got.

We are looking for genre' clans. Like Whovians vs Trekkies, Star Trek vs. Star Wars, etc....

Five (5) players on the field per team and one (1) player in reserve. DOMINATION is the name of the game. Can your team hold king of the hill for 5 minutes? Step up and show us how it's done. The winning team will receive membership passes to the 2015 Phoenix Comicon (provided by Battlefield Live AZ) and complimentary entry into the 2015 Clan War to defend their title.

Show us your team spirit, show us your skills, show us your sportsmanship.

Join the BFLAZ Army Today. 
www.BattlefieldLiveAZ.com
www.facebook.com/BFLAZ

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Cosplay For All Sizes
Saturday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Whether you're big, tall, or small, cosplay is definitely for you! Learn how to obtain confidence in the costumes you wear. Discover ways to alter clothes and patterns to fit your shape. If you want to cosplay then you'll have a grand time

who'll be here
  • Bo Eleftheriou
  • Katerina Eleftheriou
  • MaryAnne Eleftheriou
 
Cosplay for Intermediates
Friday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

So do you think that you have what it takes to be an Intermediate? Well stop on in. Figure out the do's & dont's and get some helpful hints on when & where to show off your skills, and make things just right! Stop on in, cosplay friends and family, no judging, just fun!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Cosplay from the Skin Out
Sunday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

In this panel we will talk to you about Cosplay from the skin out. How to choose the proper undergarments to make the most of your body & your Cosplay costume. Also, we will discuss cleaning, maintenance & storage of cosplay costumes so they last.

Brought to you by Lady Ember Brennen Sparks, experienced cosplayer and professional costume designer and makeup artist.

who'll be here
  • Kay Townsend
 
Cosplay Horror Stories
Friday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Learn from our pain. A panel of experienced Cosplayers tell you about their hard lessons learned from wearing a costume at a con. We will talk about the considerations beyond wearing the costume. Where do you put your phone? How to stay hydrated? How are you going to get to the bathroom? How to eat in your costume? What’s a Handler? Many of these untold mysteries will be revealed and discussed. Featuring Lady Ember Brennan Sparks, Commander Holly, and Steampunk Boba Fett!

who'll be here
  • John Strangeway
  • Kay Townsend
 

Are you just starting out, not sure where to start or even who to cosplay as? Come learn from our group; some members have been cosplaying for years & some are just starting out, like you! Fun & excitement, ending with a mini game with a prize!

who'll be here
  • Devin Sauceda
  • Gabrielle Miranda
  • Kaitlyn Sauceda
  • Mishell Roatch
 

Starting off in such a heavy-hitting cosplay world can be intimidating, but there's plenty of help! Anabel Martinez, a cosplay event coordinator and founder of Men vs Cosplay, has worked with cosplayers ranging from novice to experts for a variety of events and can help you whether you're just starting out, or want to get your cosplay out into the world.

who'll be here
  • Anabel Martinez
 
Costume Armor Weathering Techniques
Saturday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join Allen Amis as he shares some of his coveted armor painting and weathering techniques in a live demonstration. Get the tips and tricks necessary to bring your armored cosplay to the next level- adding rust, battle damage, scorch marks, & more!

Allen Amis is an award winning and full-time costume builder.

who'll be here
  • Allen Amis
 

Unleash your imagination & learn to make professional quality masks in this interactive panel! Artists will demonstrate various mask-making techniques & teach you how to make personalized masks for your own costume using plaster bandage & paper clay.

The panel will be led by local artist legend Zarco Guerrero, who has devoted the last 30 years of his life to creating masks for theater, performance, and cultural displays. Zarco’s work has been featured during Phoenix Suns halftime events and cultural festivals for Japanese Matsuri Festival and Día de los Muertos, as well as an hour-long PBS documentary on his work, titled The Mask of El Zarco. He will be joined on stage by members of the Flow Ninjas: a group of parkour-enthusiasts-turned-cosplayers who regularly study mask-making under Zarco and perform at various cultural events and costume conventions.

who'll be here
  • Zarco Guerrero
 
Dalek Construction
Day and time: TBA

You've seen Rel the Dalek all over Phoenix Comicon, now come see what it took to build her from the bottom up.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Duct/Duck Tape Costume Contest
Thursday, 8:00pm - 10:00pm

You've heard of the Duck Tape prom dress competition- now there's a pop culture version! You've watched the Mythbusters make a boat with duck tape, armor should be cinch. Let your creative juices fly ... then cover them in tape!

(Oh, you haven't heard of it? You can check it out at the Duck Brand website)

To get you started, here's some tutorials and inspiration (Note- your costume need not be 100% tape, you can cover fabric or cardboard with tape. Please make it MOSTLY duct tape, though!)

Get ideas on making tape clothing at Wikiehow's Make A Duct Tape Dress tutorial

Check out an article on this lovely Firefly couple at Costume Craze

Ohh look, a Princess Leia! She made it a mini-dress, but it's adorable.

Duct tape Disney group at Dragon*Con!

A very cool tutorial on duct tape boots.

(and then, after reading that, you'll think "Yeah, but how do I make one of those sweet Musketeer hats? Me too! Here ya go... )

Plus, the biggest question of all answered by Mental Floss: Is it Duck Tape or Duct Tape?

Titles awarded will include:
Most Amazing
Most Beautiful
Most Humorous
Most Applause (Audience Favorite)
And maybe more....

To pre-register (even if you're not sure you'll be done in time) email Shirley.Runyon@PhoenixComicon.com. Include your name, contact phone number, and what your costume is. WIP (work-in-progress pics welcome!)

Judges feature "Captain Tape-pants" himself Huntington Keith, and TV's Commander Holly!

who'll be here
  • Huntington Keith
  • Janice Tuerff
  • Shirley Runyon
 

Sewing cosplay can be one of the most frustrating hobbies on the planet. You have to consider everything from what patterns to pick to how you’re going to make that 6 foot scythe. However, it all starts with your fabric. Join Priapella Corp as we guide you through fabric selection and much more!

who'll be here
  • Anya Beam
  • Cecalie Diab
  • Kristin Gresenz
  • Madison West
  • Melissa McGue
 
Geek Weddings on a Budget
Thursday, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

A panel of experts talk about their own Geek weddings while doling out advice on saving money here and there, as well as where to splurge.

who'll be here
  • Annette Gail Anderson
  • Kelley Lester
  • Reverend Crystal Lloyd
 

No matter what your budget is, you can add lighting. We cover the spectrum from inexpensive off-the-shelf lights to custom-built microprocessor-controlled programmable LEDs.  It’s not just adding lights, it’s using them the make your costume come alive! Whether you are going for an organic or industrial look, adding the right illumination will take your costume to the next level.  I will show you the lights I’ve used, how I used them, and where to get them.

who'll be here
  • Jeff McDaniel
 
How to be Successful on YouTube
Thursday, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

A surprising yet rapidly growing career field is the YouTube™ community. How do you make money on YouTube? How can you even become noticed on YouTube? MrCreepyPasta and CreepyRainbowPasta explain how to start, build and maintain your brand.

who'll be here
  • Chris Edmond
  • Megan Davis
 

Cosplay is fun but it can be expensive when you’re starting out! Luckily, it doesn't have to be. Come learn to express yourself without maxing your AmEx. You too can bring your favorite characters to life! Whether you want to make your own outfits & props or purchase them, join Broken Doll Cosplay for a fantastical hour of cosplay madness!

who'll be here
  • Jennifer Capodiferro
 
Illusion: The Art of Cross-play
Saturday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Found a character you want to cosplay, but it's the opposite of the gender you actually are? While "gender-bent" costumes are fun, what if you'd rather be accurate? Join professional Male Illusionist Anson Reign & guests for clues, tips, and a Q&A.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

You’ve got your costume down, your wig is fabulous, & you think you’ve done a great job. But can you go the extra mile and stay in-character as we throw you into wild situations? What is Batman’s drink order at Starbucks? How would Naruto react on a blind date with Deadpool? Join Priapella Corp as we test your skills.

who'll be here
  • Anya Beam
  • Cecalie Diab
  • Kristin Gresenz
  • Madison West
  • Melissa McGue
 

Want to make a costume but have no skills to help you start? Well look no further than this panel! House Lionheart will teach you techniques for costume creation that don't require a sewing machine. Ideas will work for cosplay, steampunk, & fantasy genres, just to name a few. Don't let your lack of skills interfere with your desire to join the costumed ranks! Listen and learn today!

who'll be here
  • Brittanee Northrop
  • Joshiwa Winters
  • Miranda Indorf
  • Tara Johnson
 
Large Weapons: Looks Can Be Deceiving
Thursday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

How to build large props without breaking your budget or your back. We will show you how to build props that are larger than life, but weigh next to nothing, for an all day con.

who'll be here
  • Mike Syfritt
 

Leather bracers are a key part of many cosplay styles and genres. Come join House Lionheart and learn hands on how to make a pair of bracers as well as decorate them. All supplies will be provided and the cost per pair is $35. If you have specific decor in mind, feel free to bring it along and the crafting experts will help your add your ideas to your personalized project.

who'll be here
  • Brittanee Northrop
  • Joshiwa Winters
  • Miranda Indorf
  • Tara Johnson
 

If you have just discovered this new world of steampunk, the one thing you can't leave on your adventures without is your protective eye wear. Join me in this workshop to make your own pair of Genuine Leather Steampunk Goggles to take on your adventures. I will provide everything you need to make and take your goggles. You may want to add your own flair to them with gears, additional optical lenses or things to make them unique to you.

Workshop will be lead by costuming veteran Mike Syfritt. Mike is a local cosplayer most known for his Gaslight Joker and steampunk outfits. He is a member of the Arizona Steampunk Society, Arizona Avengers and Justice League Arizona.

Cost for the workshop is $30. A pre-cut pattern will be supplied along with needle and thread. If you do not choose to order your kit ahead of time, you will also get unstained leather and clear lenses. On Pre-Orders you will be able to choose your lens color and stain color (Tan, Brown, Black or Laser-etched). Lens color choices are:
Clear
Smoke
Atomic Green
Purple
Pink
Blue
Red

To pre-order, click below:

Leather Goggles
Lens colors
who'll be here
  • Mike Syfritt
 

Get the run-down on translating video game screenshots & concept art into actual costumes through a plethora of accessible armor and costume-building techniques. Open QA at the end of the discussion, so you can get extra help to be ready for your next convention! Brought to you by Award-winning cosplayers from the "Men vs Cosplay" project.

who'll be here
  • Allen Amis
  • Anabel Martinez
 
Mystic Twistic Steampunk Wings
Friday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Art Room - Events Area

Create Steampunk Wings.  Kids assemble their own cardboard wings with gears.  All supplies are provided.

who'll be here
  • Devin McKenna
 
Parasol Painting Make & Take Workshop
Thursday, 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Hand-paint your own paper parasol! Parasol, paints and brushes, glue and glitter will be provided. Have fun and let your imagination run wild. Kit is $25; send payment through Paypal to Rkcarter@cox.net

who'll be here
  • Rebecca Carter
 

Witness sixteen geeks debate some of the most hysterical, absurd, or downright ridiculous topics from across the realms of geekery! Nothing is sacred from anime to slasher films in this titanic battle of wits, and only one can emerge supreme as the Ultimate Geek. Register online at http://phoenixcomicon.com/pugs if you want to compete, or just show up to watch the mayhem!

who'll be here
  • Andrea Beesley
  • Jeff Moriarty
  • Jonathan Simon
 

Witness sixteen geeks debate some of the most hysterical, absurd, or downright ridiculous topics from across the realms of geekery! Nothing is sacred from anime to slasher films in this titanic battle of wits, and only one can emerge supreme as the Ultimate Geek. Register online at http://phoenixcomicon.com/pugs if you want to compete, or just show up to watch the mayhem!

who'll be here
  • Andrea Beesley
  • Jeff Moriarty
  • Jonathan Simon
 

Historical inspirations for the costuming in such shows as The Tudors, The Borgias and Rome!  Local re-enactors will present historically accurate costumes from all parts of history, from the Romans to the Renaissance. You can vote for your favorite costume and check them out up close!

If you have anu questions, please contact jo.stomel@phoenixcomicon.com.

who'll be here
  • Fashion Show Models
 

Come and listen in on a panel led by Ivy Doomkitty, covering topics such as body image,skin color, age, and more. We will discuss how to push past boundaries that others try to place against you.  After all, cosplay is for everyone. It is not limited to one demographic. Q&A to follow

who'll be here
 

Gas Masks are an essential part of many costumes from Gaming to Fantasy. This unique design was created with the do-it-yourself costumer in mind. I will provide all the materials you need to make and wear your one of a kind gas mask. $20 kit fee for the craft foam mask, and $45 for the leather.

(Main image is the craft foam, here's a pic of the leather)

You can bring some small items that you would like to add to personalize your mask; things like gears, pendents, brads and LEDs.

Workshop will be lead by costuming veteran Mike Syfritt. Mike is a local cosplayer most known for his Gaslight Joker and steampunk outfits. He is a member of the Arizona Steampunk Society, Arizona Avengers and Justice League Arizona.

There will be color options on the masks for pre-orders.


Standard Black and Brown craft foam masks are $20 for the kit.
Add $5 for color options.
Red
Blue
Atomic green
Atomic orange
Hot Pink

Standard leather mask stain colors are Tan, Brown and Black for $45. Spikes and Clockwork packages are available for an extra charge.

To pre-order, click below.

Leather Mask
Craft Foam Mask
who'll be here
  • Mike Syfritt
 
Steampunk Ball
Friday, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Steampunk Ball. Details coming soon.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Steampunk Boba Fett presents his first short fan film combining the Star Wars and Steampunk worlds together. Following the film, he discusses the process of making the movie with a zero budget!

who'll be here
  • John Strangeway
 

Creating a successful Steampunk costume can be achieved by creative character development. Learn how iconic costume pieces can convey the desired intent of your character for maximum impact. $5 workshop, Limit 25

For payment, paypal: Cstarr888@hotmail.com

who'll be here
  • Diana Given
 
Steampunk Costuming
Sunday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Ever wonder how those amazing Steampunk costumes are created? Learn about Steampunk costuming from the experts. With years of experience creating their own outfits, they are here to help you with questions and tips that can make your gear look amazing!

who'll be here
  • Ben Brose
  • Diana Given
  • Jocelynne Weathers
  • John Strangeway
 
Steampunk Fashion Show
Saturday, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Victorian Fashion, Mechanical Wonders, and Alternate History Gadgets are just a few of the incredible spectacles to behold at the Steampunk Fashion Show. Enjoy a unique take on the style and vogue of the Steampunk world from a diverse group of designers, but beware of stray Ray Gun blasts! 

Interested in showing off your style?  Contact Diana at diana.given@phoenixcomicon.com to sign up!

who'll be here
  • Fashion Show Models
 

Learn techniques with specialty paint to create a vintage looking Steampunk gun! All materials will be provided including paint, applicators, and a gun already prepped for the fun part! The cost for this workshop is just $10 limit 25.                
Prepay Cstarr888@hotmail.com or Cash at the door.

who'll be here
  • Diana Given
 

Steampunk costumes can be created on any budget. Join this experienced panel to learn how to make your money stretch!

who'll be here
  • Jocelynne Weathers
  • Johnna Buttrick
  • Justin Hackert
  • Kay Townsend
 

Create a special tea cup hair accessory. Who knows, it might just distract your opponent during tea dueling! Cups, headbands, bows, ribbons, and other accessories included. Cost $15, limit 15

who'll be here
  • Denise Astell
 
Steampunk Weapons
Sunday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: North 230

The Brose Brothers' Productions Crew and Mike Syfritt show you what it takes to create the weapons of a steam-powered world.

who'll be here
  • Ben Brose
  • Casey Brose
  • Mike Syfritt
  • Mitchell Brose
  • Tim Holt
 
Styling Synthetic Wigs 101
Friday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: North 232bc

You bought the wig, you want to wear the wig, but how to get the most out of that wig? In this panel we will discuss how to pick the right synthetic wig & how to straighten, curl, set & maintain your Cosplay wig.

Brought to you by Lady Ember Brennen Sparks, experienced Cosplayer, professional costume designer and theatrical hair and makeup artist, Wig Styling 101. Lady Sparks has been making and styling wigs professionally for over 10 years.

who'll be here
  • Kay Townsend
 
Tea Dueling
Saturday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Tea Dueling is the art of gracefully dunking a tea biscuit into a "Cup of Brown Joy," then successfully felling your opponent in a battle of wits and skill. Join us to learn the rules and techniques to compete on the field of tea. These duels are fully sanctioned by The American Tea Dueling Society.

who'll be here
  • Jocelynne Weathers
 
Tea Dueling
Sunday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Tea Dueling is the art of gracefully dunking a tea biscuit into a "Cup of Brown Joy," then successfully felling your opponent in a battle of wits and skill. Join us to learn the rules and techniques to compete on the field of tea. These duels are fully sanctioned by The American Tea Dueling Society.

who'll be here
  • Jocelynne Weathers
 
Youth Fashion Show
Sunday, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Denise Gary (Kids Need To Read) will be the Mistress of Ceremonies with help from the Knightingirls, Knightingail and Kaeli, at the Youth Fashion Show. Kids showcase their fantastic costumes on the runway.

http://www.kidsneedtoread.org/

http://www.knightingail.com/

who'll be here
  • Fashion Show Models
 
Zombie Gauntlet by Battlefield Live AZ
Thursday, 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Welcome to the first BFLAZ Zombie Gauntlet. Do you think you could survive a Zombie Apocalypse? Here's your chance to test your shooting skills with this laser tag style experience. Special Event Entry is $5.00 per person and can be purchased at the door.

Four (4) levels each progressively more difficult than the last. A prize awaits all who survive the dreaded ZOMBIE GAUNTLET

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
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