Intro to Cosplay Foam Armor and Props

Hello everyone! My name is Cori aka Lady Cels and I’m going to be demonstrating how to start making armor and props out of EVA Foam. Foam Armor can sound intimidating at first, but it’s actually really easy to get started with. The cost of entry is actually pretty low, as you need just a few inexpensive tools to start. It can also be more forgiving than other kinds of armor like Worbla or casting.  Another big advantage to Foam armor is it’s flexibility. Unlike hard worbla or plastic, foam has a decent amount of flex to it. As long as we treat it correctly, it can bounce back into place and move with your body. And even if we don’t treat it 100% right, we can usually fix it with a little heat. In this workshop, we'll learn how to work with EVA foam and demonstrate some of the different techniques we can use to create some cool durable pieces with this fantastic material.

Intro to Fabric/Foam Painting for Cosplay

Want to take your costumes to the next level? Come join Lady Cels as she talks tools of the trade, techniques, and how to get started with cosplay painting techniques for both Fabric and Foam.  In this lecture workshop, we'll talk about how to choose the right paint and tools for your project, demonstrate different ways to add detail, and discuss how to properly seal your paint so it can last through a convention and beyond.