Cosplay Build Weekend: Sep. 9th-11th

After what happened with the Harry Potter Yule Ball and Batman: The Killing Joke, I realize I need to get a bit more aggressive about posting in advance. This is likely going to mean three (and sometimes four) posts about upcoming events in a day but not posting right away meant people didn’t get a chance to buy tickets for some nerdy goodness.

So did I mention Theatre Garage has weekend-long Cosplay workshop starting on Friday, September 9th? Check out the Facebook event link here and buy tickets here.

“Do you want to learn a wide range of Cosplay building skills in just one weekend? This Cosplay Build Weekend is perfect for you! Book just for yourself or a group of friends. Workshop class size maxes out at only 8 people! Small class size ensures lots of time to ask each instructor all the questions you can think of! The weekend includes:

Pattern Drafting and Sewing (Christa Gelasco) Friday 4-9pm – Learn from our favourite Costumer Christa! She will teach her skills in pattern drafting/alteration, basic sewing, how to read commerical patterns and tips and tricks to achieve your perfect Cosplay look! Please bring your current project as Christa will be sure to have time for open lab time to assist with your current project. Please bring your sewing kit, all other materials for the workshop are provided.

Cosplay Painting (Nicole Deibert) Saturday 9am-1pm -Learn from the ‘Head of Scenic Art’ of The Citadel Theatre basic brush techniques, how to paint thermoplastics, finishing touches on all surfaces covered in class, which paint/tools to use and how to achieve wood-grain, metal and many many more surfaces! all materials provided.

Saturday catered lunch provided 1-2pm

Face and Body Painting (Gaylynne Fell) Saturday 2-6pm -Learn the basics of face and body painting including products and application techniques. This workshop will touch on hand painting techniques as well as an intro to basic airbrush techniques. Gaylynne will open the floor to all other makeup questions and demo the techniques you need to finish your look for your cosplay! All materials included.

Thermoplastics (Melissa Wartenberg) Sunday 10-5pm -Learn from the master of Thermplastics! Melissa will teach a intro to Worbla, Wonderflex and FOSSHAPE. Students will receive a ‘sampler pack’ which includes all our favourite plastics for any Cosplayer. Melissa will also open the floor to project discussion, in case you have a project at home you are currently working on. Please feel free to bring any personal projects. All materials provided, bring a heat gun if you have one. Otherwise we have some to share.

Sunday catered lunch provided 1-2pm

All students will receive a 10% retail discount to Theatre Garage over the whole weekend!!

Full weekend workshops with materials and lunch on Saturday and Sunday is $220″