8 hour workshop
Cosplay From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A group of cosplayers on stage at Yukicon 2014 convention in Finland
A model cosplaying Ciri, one of the main characters of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Cosplay of Lara Croft by Tatiana DeKhtyar at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles 2016
Cosplay of the Yu-Gi-Oh! character "Dark Magician Girl" by Megumi Koneko at MCM Comic Con in London 2016 Cosplay (コスプレ kosupure), a portmanteau of the words costume play, is a performance art in which participants called cosplayers wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character.1 Cosplayers often interact to create a subculture, and a broader use of the term "cosplay" applies to any costumed role-playing in venues apart from the stage. Any entity that lends itself to dramatic interpretation may be taken up as a subject and it is not unusual to see genders switched. Favorite sources include anime, cartoons, comic books, manga, television series, and video games.
The rapid growth in the number of people cosplaying as a hobby since the 1990s has made the phenomenon a significant aspect of popular culture in Japan and some other parts of Asia and in the Western world. Cosplay events are common features of fan conventions and there are also dedicated conventions and local and international competitions, as well as social networks, websites and other forms of media centered on cosplay activities.
The term "cosplay" was coined in Japan in 1984. It was inspired by and grew out of the practice of fan costuming at science fiction conventions, beginning with Morojo's "futuristicostumes" created for the 1st World Science Fiction Convention in New York City in 1939.
An introduction into making your own superhero or fantasy cosplay or fancy dress costumes and props with simple materials and equipment that can be used at home. No machines or power tools necessary.
You will be learning:
-Basic design and pattern cutting. -Gluing and assembly. -Shaping and smoothing. -Painting and laminating -Ageing.
You will also make a simple prop to take home with you.
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We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, Stephen McClure
Stephen McClure has been working as a freelance supervising sculptor, model and prop maker in the TV and film industry and in various departments from creatures to costumes, prop making to art department since 1993. His portfolio includes work on films for directors such as Danny Boyle, Alfonso Cuarón, Martin Scorsese and Tim Burton. His filmography includes Oliver Stone’s Alexander, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Elizabeth The Goldenage, Prince of Persia, Hugo, Ex Machina, Jupiter Ascending and Ridley Scott’s Alien Covenant.
Stephen has also worked on various television shows such as Sky television’s Critical, ANC’s Emerald City and numerous episodes of Doctor Who, including taking the role of lead sculptor and project supervisor on the build of the new Cybermen in 2013.
Most recently Stephen has been working in the special effects department of Game of Throwns. Stephen teaches sculpture, molding, costume prop making, character design and special make-up FX creation and application for the film and television industries.
You can see some of his work on his Facebook page @stevemcclurefx
You will be provided with a small kit that is included in the price of the course. You will also be given a list of optional equipment that will be useful but not essential for the course.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.