Costume Con 32 in Canada / Programming Ideas

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#16 EmpressofSquee on 6 years ago

Like some others have mentioned, I'd like to know more about patterns, drafting, modifying, etc. and it would be wonderful if one of the more experienced seamstresses could give a panel on fabrics (fibres, weaves, properties and appropriate selection) I agree that an advanced wig panel would also be great.

I'm bringing a friend with me who could do a Baroque dance workshop and she teaches other styles too. Burlesque anyone?

While I'm not a professional, I do have some training so I might be able to offer a basic stage-combat workshop for punches, slaps, kicks, hair-pulls, etc. I could also do pastie-making, which would have to be 18+ and require a fee for materials.

This will be my first Costume-Con and I'M SO EXCITED!!! :toothy:

#17 CapsuleCorp on 6 years ago

...okay, while I personally don't need any pasties, I think that is a REALLY COOL idea for a workshop and you should do it. :D

#18 Kaijugal on 6 years ago

[QUOTE=EmpressofSquee;4640256] I could also do pastie-making, which would have to be 18+ and require a fee for materials.

This will be my first Costume-Con and I'M SO EXCITED!!! :toothy:[/QUOTE]

It think that would be super fun. :thumbsup: XD I'll contact you about it soon. :D

#19 supergeekgirl on 6 years ago

[QUOTE=CapsuleCorp;4640498]...okay, while I personally don't need any pasties, I think that is a REALLY COOL idea for a workshop and you should do it. :D[/QUOTE]

Wait. Wait. Where is the original mention of the pasties workshop? I do burlesque and really would like to learn to make pasties better, particularly of heavier materials (making gems and thin fabrics stick is one thing... heavier materials totally another). I know this isn't traditional Costume-Con fare, but some of us make costumes for purposes other than historical reenactment, cosplay, and stage presentations. Burlesque requires costumes that are both danceable and easily removable. It's sort of a special area of costuming.

#20 EmpressofSquee on 6 years ago

[QUOTE=supergeekgirl;4646017]Wait. Wait. Where is the original mention of the pasties workshop? I do burlesque and really would like to learn to make pasties better, particularly of heavier materials (making gems and thin fabrics stick is one thing... heavier materials totally another).[/QUOTE]

Greetings fellow booty-shaker! Oh, I've been making pasties for ... years now. Never been to Costume-Con so I didn't know if anything like this had ever been done before.

(Feel free to PM me if you'd like to chat!)

#21 KuroBara on 6 years ago

I'm so excited for Costume Con 32! I've only been to the recent one in New Jersey, and I was a little disappointed by the lack of hands-on workshops there. For example, the wings workshop showed some great finished projects, but no in-progress photos or other visual breakdowns on how they were made. The sewing machine specialty feet workshop was interesting, but there was no way to try anything out, just passing around the feet and in some cases showing the finished project. It would be cool to actually let people try out a ruffle foot, as it's a very intimidating-looking item! (It did inspire me to buy one right after the convention, lol)

The ease / patterning workshops sound great. I'm always up for a workshop (or 2, or 3) on specialty makeup, mold-making & casting, embroidery machines, integrating electronics into costumes, how to use specialty equipment (it seems like laser cutting, 3-D printing and pepakura are growing in popularity, but how do you break into that?)

I always enjoy talking to the veterans of costuming- how did you put a group together before the internet? How did the ICG come into existence? Where do you think it's all headed?

#22 CapsuleCorp on 6 years ago

[QUOTE=KuroBara;4662763]I always enjoy talking to the veterans of costuming- how did you put a group together before the internet? How did the ICG come into existence? Where do you think it's all headed?[/QUOTE]

YESSS. I mean, the future of the ICG and costuming in general is a topic even the ICG board itself may discuss, but for non-members, they may really benefit from having some insight into the ICG - what it does, how it started, etc. I would love to get some veterans up on a panel to talk about how it was in the good old days before the interwebs. Great idea!!

#23 von Drago on 6 years ago

[QUOTE=CapsuleCorp;4663057]YESSS. I mean, the future of the ICG and costuming in general is a topic even the ICG board itself may discuss, but for non-members, they may really benefit from having some insight into the ICG - what it does, how it started, etc. I would love to get some veterans up on a panel to talk about how it was in the good old days before the interwebs. Great idea!![/QUOTE]
There's plenty of stories if you really like to hear the history. You'd need Pierre Pettinger, Marty Gear, Karen Schnaubelt, Sally Fink; maybe Kevin Roche too - he's been around longer than you think.
Or we can just hang out in the bar and I can tell stories :drink:

#24 supergeekgirl on 6 years ago

[QUOTE=KuroBara;4662763]I'm so excited for Costume Con 32! I've only been to the recent one in New Jersey, and I was a little disappointed by the lack of hands-on workshops there. For example, the wings workshop showed some great finished projects, but no in-progress photos or other visual breakdowns on how they were made. The sewing machine specialty feet workshop was interesting, but there was no way to try anything out, just passing around the feet and in some cases showing the finished project. It would be cool to actually let people try out a ruffle foot, as it's a very intimidating-looking item! (It did inspire me to buy one right after the convention, lol)

The ease / patterning workshops sound great. I'm always up for a workshop (or 2, or 3) on specialty makeup, mold-making & casting, embroidery machines, integrating electronics into costumes, how to use specialty equipment (it seems like laser cutting, 3-D printing and pepakura are growing in popularity, but how do you break into that?)
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Specialty feet = YES! This should be done again. You hardly get any instructions with them. None, in some cases.

I've submitted a workshop on the particular makeup in which I specialize - subtle face-shaping (good for transformations into characters who do not wear makeup and for female-to-male crossplay). I hope to get to do it because I'm constantly asked how I morph particularly my husband's face.

#25 Boreotheria on 6 years ago

This is a panel idea I have that I'm going to suggest to some other cons too. Unfortunately it's not one I can run because I don't know enough about it myself. :P But I've talked to a few people (the girls at the Apollonie table loved the idea!) and got some thumbs up.

"Corset-Lacing for the Significant Other". Bring your corset and you spouse, sweetie, con buddy, aide, or whoever is handy when you're wearing a corset, and teach them how to lace you in! Fun and informative for both sides. Must bring your own corset and partner.

#26 Ayekasong on 6 years ago

[QUOTE=Boreotheria;4675015]This is a panel idea I have that I'm going to suggest to some other cons too. Unfortunately it's not one I can run because I don't know enough about it myself. :P But I've talked to a few people (the girls at the Apollonie table loved the idea!) and got some thumbs up.

"Corset-Lacing for the Significant Other". Bring your corset and you spouse, sweetie, con buddy, aide, or whoever is handy when you're wearing a corset, and teach them how to lace you in! Fun and informative for both sides. Must bring your own corset and partner.[/QUOTE]

Now that my husband has been roped into next year's con again, I would very much like for him to attend this panel. :)

#27 von Drago on 6 years ago

[QUOTE=Boreotheria;4675015]This is a panel idea I have that I'm going to suggest to some other cons too. Unfortunately it's not one I can run because I don't know enough about it myself. :P But I've talked to a few people (the girls at the Apollonie table loved the idea!) and got some thumbs up.

"Corset-Lacing for the Significant Other". Bring your corset and you spouse, sweetie, con buddy, aide, or whoever is handy when you're wearing a corset, and teach them how to lace you in! Fun and informative for both sides. Must bring your own corset and partner.[/QUOTE]

This is an excellent idea! I'll volunteer to help!

#28 Buddycat on 6 years ago

Definitely need a "My First Costume-Con" panel. Von Drago and I would be more than happy to be on it. We didn't have it at this year's CC and I think people would have benefitted from one.

#29 Buddycat on 6 years ago

[QUOTE=von Drago;4677517]This is an excellent idea! I'll volunteer to help![/QUOTE]

I second this idea and would definitely attend. I'm not the most effecdtive at tying the laces sometimes - keep letting it loosen when I'm trying to tighten. Frustrating for both of us.

#30 trixyloupwolf on 5 years ago

ill be doing a workshop ^^(ok already summit to maral and dawn lol)
a paint on fabrick workshop
( ill do it only if i have at least 5 people and it gonna be 5$ for material ^^ and all)

not dye but PAINTING ON FABRIC ^^
like my raccon vest and my red panda bag
but with basic beginer stuff ^^
and you can ask anithing i will try to answer
its be a workshop so come out of costume not to stain your awsome costume ^^
bring an apron if needed its not that messy but in case ^^


i hope people will be interested
and will come ^^:::: it help to have cute decoration on costume dough hehe!!!
i love painting on my clothing and costume cool for decorating kid clothing too great cheap$$ gift made with heart and love ^^ hehe

trixy<3<3<3

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