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Intro to Fabric/Foam Painting for CosplayExpired

Oct 20, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Pacific

What You'll Do:

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.

Skill Level:


Skills you will learn:

  • Knowledge of Tools
  • Fabric Paint types
  • Fabric paint techniques
  • Foam Paint types
  • Foam paint techniques

What You'll Need:

No materials are needed.

About your Facilitator:

I'm a Maryland-based cosplayer and costumer who has a passion for teaching. I'm an accomplished maker who creates my own costumes from scratch. I began cosplaying in 2003, and currently compete and win at the master craftsmanship level. I hold a B.F.A. in Technical Theater and Costume Design as well as a M.A. in Puppetry (with a high focus on Fabrication). I've taught for over a decade for both higher education and for K-12 students. I work frequently as a panelist, teacher, and cosplay judge at several conventions on the east coast.


  • Cori Leyden-Sussler

    I like to make things, all sorts of wonderful, amazing things. As a hard worker who is driven to succeed, I work full time as a Maker Educator in Bethesda, Maryland. Originally from Connecticut, I currently live right outside of Washington DC.

    I began my passion for creating and realizing ideas in the cosplay world, and still enjoy the hobby in my free time.  Over the years, I’ve earned several awards for my work and also judge contests around the east coast of the US. I also enjoy teaching, and have several years experience with both college and primary school.

    My specialties include sewing, sculpture, embroidery, fabric painting, foam fabrication, thermal plastics, wood carving,

    3d printing/modeling, leather, painting, and prop work. I am highly detail-oriented, but always striving to add new abilities to my repertoire. 

    I am a disabled cosplayer/professional, and am outspoken in my support for my communities. I always strive to make this hobby accessible for everyone!

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  • Oct 20, 2021 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Pacific)
Age Range: 18+ 14-18
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