Continuing Part 2 of our convention intel from recent trip by the Outpost Movie Recon Team (M.R.T.) to Supanova Brisbane last month. Supanova includes educational activities for creative arts conducted at the Imagineer's Playground. Although it sounds rather fancy, the actual playground comprised of a cordoned area on the main expo floor with about 30 seats setup for presentations by industry players, experienced cosplayers and fan communities. Topics covered in Imagineer's Playground include cosplay design, script writing, sewing, and more. Here's the lowdown on just a few of the presentations:
|Echoing Artemis (left)|
Workshop #1: Picking up Patterns: A Beginners Guide to Sewing with Echoing Artemis
|Echoing Artemis cosplaying as Supergirl speaking about sewing patterns|
|"Do we really need sewing patterns?"|
|Guideline on where to purchase patterns. Spotlight is available in Malaysia.|
|Tip on Choosing Patterns|
|Easy & Tricky Alterations|
|The Envelope Pattern|
|Important notes regarding The Envelope Pattern|
|Echoing Artemis' Choice of Weapons When Sewing|
|Sizing Is Important|
|Getting Started on Sewing|
|Layout & Cutting Fabric|
|Example of a Finished Cutout|
Workshop #2: Hackerspace - Electronics For Props
|Hackerspace speakers demonstrating their programmed LED word strip|
|Micro Controller Board Used to Program Lights|
Workshop #3: Costuming for Conventions - A User Guide with Reverend Armageddon T Cosplay
- How often will I wear this?
- Will it be heavy? If yes, can I use any substitutes to reduce the weight?
- Will it be bulky? If yes, conventions tend to be very packed and wearing a bulky costume might cause you to have a wardrobe malfunction or leave you stuck outside the convention.
- Will it rip off or break easily? Choose the material wisely to ensure that pieces will not break or rip.
|Essential Items That Makes The All-Important Emergency Repair Kit|
|Cosplay Can Be Impractical In Certain Aspects. Choose Your Build Wisely.|
|A.K. Wirru Cosplaying As A Team Instinct PokemonGo! Trainer. |
Not forgetting his Dabdos lurking in the background
|Goals Of Cosplay|
|Approaching Cosplay With A Budget|
|Defining "Budget" in Your Personal Context Is Important|
|Major Project Vs. Casual Project|
|Standard Procedure Cosplay Vs. Experimental Cosplay|
|Planning Is Essential!|
Supanova Brisbane 2016, Recon Report Part 1 - Event Hall & Cosplay Sightings
Part 3 - Celebrity Guests.