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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
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.
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.
Tired of the same ole pop up scares in video games? Want a game that really gets under your skin? Venture into video game related creepypastas about possessed cartridges, creepy hacks, and even games that are unintentionally scary.
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
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 Applause (Audience Favorite)
And maybe more....
To pre-register - or if you'd like to send in a WIP (work in progress) pic - email Shirley.Runyon@PhoenixComicon.com
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.
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.
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.
Pesky jockeys. Stupid smokers. Are you getting tired of all these infected sneaking up behind you? Then come see your favorite characters from Left 4 Dead in a Q&A as we give you our tips and tricks to being a survivor.
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.
Block out in style at our all ages party. Try your hand at blasting Creepers, compete in the Block Build-off, forge your own tools or just dance your pixels off.
Are you ready to turn off the lights and experience horror? Are you aching to watch other people jump out of their seat while playing horror games? Well then you've come to the right place. Come on down and experience indie horror games in our PC Horror Gaming panel. From SCP: Containment Breach to Slenderman, we have it all. Our brave panelists will take on Jeff the Killer and more. Don't forget the blankets and plushies, for they may be your only chance of surviving one terrifying hour.