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“Foamsmithing a Foam Fantasy Helmet” with Bill Doran

Saturday May 14th 11-1pm PT for Bill’s workshop!

In this workshop, master foamsmith and prop-maker, Bill Doran from Punished Props will lead you in creating an EVA foam fantasy helmet. Bill will walk step-by-step through the process of creating the helmet base structure, and adding shapes and details to customize it. This workshop should be fun for all skill levels, and Bill will share many of his tips for working with EVA foam you can use in future projects!

Tools + materials:

  • Laser cut foam pattern pieces
  • Extra foam sheets for customization
  • Contact Cement 
  • Acid Brushes 
  • Foam wig form

Add-on tools (for additional cost)

  • Hobby knife
  • Mini heat gun
  • Cutting mat

ABOUT BILL DORAN

Bill Doran is a prop and costume maker from Seattle Washington. Over the past decade, Bill and his wife Brittany have created their Foamsmith Books and YouTube tutorial videos to teach aspiring crafters how to build their own astonishing creations. It is their goal to teach fans the skills they need to create fantastical objects from their favorite TV shows, comics, and video games.”

 http://www.punishedprops.com

http://twitter.com/chinbeard

 

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“Build a Cyberpunk Headset” with Sophy Wong

Saturday, May 21st 11-1pm PT

In this workshop, über-talented designer and fabricator, Sophy Wong will guide you through the process of transforming a ready-made “starter object” into a totally dazzling cyberpunk headset! Sophy will cover what to look for in a starter piece and how to pattern from it for a seamless look, tips on finding inspiration sources for a unique, compelling design, and how to add lights, details, and color to bring your headset to life!

Tools + materials:

  • Frameless snowboard goggles
  • Laser cut foam pattern pieces 
  • Extra foam sheets for customization
  • Foam dowels 
  • Pre-wired lighting panels
  • AAA batteries (2 per kit)
  • Superglue
  • Glue sticks
  • Straight edge 
  • Sharpie
  • Needle + thread
  • Contact Cement 
  • Foam wig form

Add-on tools (for additional cost)

  • Hot glue gun
  • Hobby knife
  • Mini heat gun
  • Cutting mat

ABOUT SOPHY WONG

Sophy Wong is a designer, costumer, and maker exploring the new frontier of artistic wearable technology. Using digital fabrication techniques like 3D printing and laser cutting, her work highlights the intersection of technology and design for the human body. Sophy has written numerous tutorials based on her work for HackSpace Magazine and other maker publications. She has been featured by Adam Savage’s Tested.com, Hackaday, Make: Magazine, and Adafruit. Sophy documents her work at SophyWong.com and on her YouTube channel. Her book, Wearable Tech Projects, is a compilation of 30 tutorials and articles about DIY wearable tech.

 

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“Dragon Horns!” with Beverly Downen

Saturday, June 11th 11-1pm PT

Do you love dragons? Of course you do! In this workshop, cosplay rockstar Beverly Downen of Downen Creative Studios, will guide you through the process of making wearable dragon horns for any costume or occasion! Students will use EVA foam and hot glue to create awesome, customizable horns that are ready to paint and decorate! These tools and materials are super easy to work with, making this a fun workshop for makers at any skill level.

Tools + materials

  • Laser cut foam pattern pieces
  • Extra foam sheets for customization
  • Wide plastic headband
  • Scissors
  • Black sharpie
  • Duct tape
  • Foam wig form

Add-on tools (for additional cost)

  • Hot glue gun

  • Hobby knife

  • Mini heat gun

  • Cutting mat

ABOUT BEVERLY DOWNEN

Beverly is a well-established, award-winning, internationally published professional cosplayer, writer and creator, crafting high-quality costumes based on pop culture characters as well as elaborate original designs. She has been a guest at numerous conventions across the US and has a passion for writing extensive tutorials. Beverly is very well known for being a positive role model and cosplay community leader. In 2018 she founded SheProp and is the executive producer of all programming. She also hosts the ShePropTalk podcast.