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Unread 05-03-2013, 02:59 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by KuroBara View Post
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?)
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.
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