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Unread 04-25-2013, 04:28 AM   #1
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Prop Making Panels @ Fanime

Zander Brandt
Danielle Yuan
Joe Knoll
Eric Newgard
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Cosplay Armor: EVA Foam
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Saturday, 11am-12Noon in Panels 2

Panel Description: Craft foam, EVA foam, L-200 foam. A versatile, lightweight, cheap medium that is friendly for beginners yet able to create amazingly complex items. Learn the steps to create your very own cosplay-friendly armor, from patterning to sealing, in this introductory-level panel.

Panel Overview: In this panel I will be going over the process of how to create armor using EVA-foam mats and craft foam. It will be an informal lecture, utilizing slideshows and live demonstrations/examples. The technical level will be geared toward beginning cosplayers who have never played with armor making before.


Cosplay Armor: Pepakura
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Sunday, 10am-11am in Panels 2

Panel Description: Pepakura is a method of using papercraft to create physical objects from 3d models. It's an excellent way for cosplayers to rapidly craft complex, detailed props. Learn about the exciting possibilities of this program as well as tip and tricks to help you get started.

Panel Overview: This is an introductory level cosplay tutorial panel. We will be going over the use of the Pepakura 3d-papercraft program and how to create props with it. We will cover the software, printing/assembly, use of resin/hardening the prop, and finishing/detailing. It will be an informal lecture using slideshows accompanied by hands on examples/demonstrations


Cosplay: Prop Construction
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Monday, 10am-11am in Panels 2

Panel Description: Want to make that sword or gun from your favorite show or game? Learn several beginner-friendly approaches to get you started, including foam and wood work, as well as an introduction to sculpting and casting.

Panel Overview: This cosplay tutorial panel will be focusing more on techniques geared toward non-worn prop items such as guns, swords, and jewelry. Techniques introduced will include layering MDF wood and basic woodworking, sculpting styrofoam, bondo/pink insulation foam, epoxy sculpt, and molding/casting small items.
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Unread 04-26-2013, 08:59 AM   #2
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Oh sounds great! I'm going to try and attend your EVA Foam and Pepakura panels.
I've made a few armor cosplays out of eva but would like to hear more about it and have always been interested in pepakura! I look forward to this!
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Unread 05-21-2013, 03:46 AM   #3
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Just a reminder to those who missed this post. Stop by, you might learn somethin'!
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Unread 05-27-2013, 03:35 PM   #4
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Thanks so much to everyone who came! I'll post a link to the presentations once they're up on Dani's website.
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