| Costume-Con 26: Adventures in the Costume Continuum |
ended on April 28, 2008
Registration information for future years is available on their respective websites:
Workshops at Costume-Con 26!Posted: January 24, 2008
There will be a number of hands-on workshops at Costume-Con 26, covering a number of different topics. Workshops will typically occupy two slots in our program grid (about 3 hours), have a limited number of spaces and may require a materials fee. At the end, you should be walking out with something you've made during the workshop
These are the workshops confirmed so far for CC26:
DIY Shoe Design, Painting, and EmbellishmentPosted: April 7, 2008
With Margot Silk Forrest, founder of Sassy Feet!
Saturday, April 26, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
In this four-hour workshop, you'll learn how to transform ordinary footwear into wild and wonderful wearable art for your feet. Margot will show you how to create striking and durable shoes, boots, and sandals, using the new leather paints, her proprietary glitter paint for leather, and embellishments ranging from beads, buttons, piping and appliqués to chain, chain mail, feathers, fur, buckles, bling &emdash; you name it!
You bring the shoes you want to work on, and Margot will bring her paints, brushes, tools and glues (there is a $10 materials fee per person for the use of these), her special stash of embellishments for purchase, and her new book (due out in March), Sassy Feet: How to Paint, Bead, Bedeck, and Embellish Your Shoes. For more information on Margot and her work, visit www.sassyfeet.com . (Any questions, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org)
What to bring
Workshop limited to 20 people
Workshop: How to make Wire Frame HatsPosted: April 7, 2008
Saturday, April 26
Hats in the late Victorian and Edwardian periods
used wire frames instead of wired buckram, felt or
straw alone to give structure to the hats. Wire frames
can have advantages in terms of the strength to weight
ratio and it translucence. By the end of the class you
will know how to use this technique to make a wire
frame in any shape for any hat style.
$15 Materials Fee
Workshop: Eliminating the Stress of Distressing Costumes (while taking your costumes from the street to the dungeon)Posted: March 7, 2008
Taught by: Gail Wolfenden-Steib
Basic distressing techniques covered will include: dyeing/teching down garments to create age, discussing the technique of working wet and working dry (using direct applications of paint and dye) to create 'natural' and 'unnatural' wear and tear, airbrushing to create age and depth (will be demonstrated), mechanical means of distressing (rasps, wire brushes, sand paper, stones, etc.) and creating worn leather from new. There will be numerous examples of costumes and photos of the various processes used to create garments to support the discussion as well as the opportunity for a few people to work hands on with the airbrush. Bring an apron or wear something you don't mind getting dirty if you would like to be part of the airbrush hands on group. We will also spend time on shop safety and discussing the characteristics of dyes and paints. SIGN UP AT INFO DESK 2.5 hours
Other (unlimited attendance) Workshops at Costume-Con 26Posted: April 7, 2008
In this demonstration class you'll see three different techniques for embellishments that will work for your costume projects. There will be time for questions and answers after each presentation.
Hair and Postiches
Christine James will demonstrate first, then help you work with your own "additional hair" to achieve the look and style you are trying to create. Worth getting up for! Christine is one of the most accomplished designers and stylists the Bay Area knows.