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  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Cosplay Body Paint Basics
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    ECCC 2021 | Cosplay Body Paint Basics

    This panel covers all the basics you need for starting your body painting journey! We'll discuss application methods (sponge vs brush vs airbrush) cosplay body makeup types (cream vs water vs alcohol) how to stay safe while applying and how to get the BEST longevity out of your cosplay makeup. During the panel we'll also touch upon some basic SFX techniques to really elevate your looks. So put your make-up artist hat on and join us as we discuss Cosplay Body Paint Basics!

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  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Body Positivity in the Cosplay Community
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    ECCC 2021 | Body Positivity in the Cosplay Community

    The wonderful world of cosplay offers a doorway for the potential for an amazing experience. The cosplay community is a welcoming group of individuals. However, sometimes there are judgments that people offer about others in regards to what can and cannot be cosplayed within a particular body type. Our panelists have all experienced prejudice when it comes to body type and cosplay. We will share in our experiences - good and bad - and offer insightful tips and tricks in order to approach cosplay in a way that’s positive and comfortable for you and your body type. Join our panel of cosplayers from varying levels of experience and expertise including competition on local and international levels as we welcome novice and experienced cosplayers into our realm!

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  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Cosplay 101 - I need a hero!
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    ECCC 2021 | Cosplay 101 - I need a hero!

    So you wanna be a hero kid? Well Air Bubbles Cosplay and company are here to talk to you! This will be a Q&A style presentation where Air Bubbles and co will supply helpful information they have gathered over the years and some proper etiquette within the cosplay community. She will also discuss just what IS cosplay and where did it come from? Come in as a beginner and leave feeling ready to tackle your cosplay plans.

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  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Mix it Up! Cosplay Photography for Everbody
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    ECCC 2021 | Mix it Up! Cosplay Photography for Everbody

    Are you a cosplayer trying to get photos of your hard work? Or a photographer looking to shoot cosplay photography? Both? We’re all nerds, so let’s work together! This panel is all about making cosplay inclusive for both cosplayers and photographers. Join local photographers and cosplayers to discuss networking, organizing photo shoots, working with different types of body types, and even how to take your own photos (this ain’t your average selfie!). Perfect for anyone new to cosplay photography or wanting to take their portfolio to the next level!

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  • Image for MCM London 2021 | Cosplay Masquerade Saturday
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    MCM London 2021 | Cosplay Masquerade Saturday

    Talented cosplayers strut their stuff on the Main Stage, displaying a broad range of amazing costumes and performing in character from across the whole pop culture spectrum.

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    MCM London 2021 | Cosplay Masquerade Sunday

    Talented cosplayers strut their stuff on the Main Stage, displaying a broad range of amazing costumes and performing in character from across the whole pop culture spectrum.

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  • Image for MCM London 2021 | 3D Printing: The Dos, The Don'ts And The Whys
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    MCM London 2021 | 3D Printing: The Dos, The Don'ts And The Whys

    So you want to 3D print some props, well you've come to the right place, Danny has been 3D printing for the almost 10 years. Anything from armour to props to dungeons and dragons miniatures he's seen it all. He's here to give you the best tips and advice he's learnt over the years. No question is too ridiculous in the printing world.

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  • Image for MCM London 2021 | Blades Bows and Triggers: Posing with Props for Cosplay
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    MCM London 2021 | Blades Bows and Triggers: Posing with Props for Cosplay

    Are you looking for some inspiration for making that prop for your next cosplay? Not sure how to make a giant weapon and still get around a con? Do you want to level up your posing for your next photoshoot? Come along to the posing with props in cosplay panel! We will cover everything from con-safe materials for building props packing and carrying props at the con and the all-important posing! This panel was put together by a team of cosplayers with over a decade's worth of experience in cosplay prop making sword fighting archery and marksmanship!

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  • Image for MCM London 2021 | Competitive Cosplay
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    MCM London 2021 | Competitive Cosplay

    Considering competing in your cosplay maybe even internationally? Well this panel is for you! Two veterans of the UK cosplay scene are going to be talking shop and giving advice on how to do well and enjoying taking part in cosplay competitions. If you're a performer or in it for showing off your costume they'l have tips and advice for you!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Cospositivity: Fitness & Body Love in the Cosplay Community
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    NYCC 2021 | Cospositivity: Fitness & Body Love in the Cosplay Community

    Hosted by Heather Boddy. The cosplay community should be a safe space for people of all shapes and sizes. Unfortunately that is not always the case. Of course we want to feel amazing strong and empowered in our cosplays but that doesn’t mean we have to beat ourselves up at the gym to look like the character we are cosplaying. In this panel we will discuss how to fall in love with fitness and channel your inner superhero as well as what it means to love yourself throughout the process. Cosplay and fitness should both feel empowering. Let’s have a conversation about how to feel better in our bodies in and out of cosplay.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | What a Drag! A Panel on drag and cosplay!
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    NYCC 2021 | What a Drag! A Panel on drag and cosplay!

    From Video Games to Comics Anime and more come explore a world where Drag meets Cosplay! This inclusive panel of queens kings and everything in between will be having an open discussion about cosplaying their favorite characters through the queer lens as well as challenges we face melding the two artforms together within the industry of drag.
 We'll touch on a range of topics including our favorite cosplays how we create our performances and creating art that honors source materials while also being culturally responsible and avoiding cultural appropriation. We believe that drag and cosplay are for everyone and that there is so much both communities can teach each other about their respective art forms in order to help everyone grow as transformation artists. So come with your questions (even those filled with tea or shade!) and let’s talk about nerdy drag! Moderated by Crimson Kitty (Mx. Nerd NY 2018) and special guest Erika Klash

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | SHEPROP! HAS YOUR BACK: Supporting women trans and non-binary cosplayers in a creative world
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    NYCC 2021 | SHEPROP! HAS YOUR BACK: Supporting women trans and non-binary cosplayers in a creative world

    Women, trans, and nonbinary cosplayers can face unique challenges when looking for help. Body shaming self-esteem ability shaming slut-shaming and misogyny can be barriers to getting the help and support we need. The SheProp! Community is here to help including Raisin Cosplay, Maweezy, Tin Lizzy, ThouArtAnuli, SewSilly, and Rebecca Noel. Our panelists of experienced cosplayers are ready to answer your questions whether they are about creating a costume or surviving and thriving in the cosplay community. Come and join the discussion about why SheProp! has quickly become a vital presence for women trans and non-binary makers providing a space for accessible support & encouragement for costume designers SFX artists cosplayers and more at all skill levels.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Nailed It: Project Cosplay!
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    NYCC 2021 | Nailed It: Project Cosplay!

    Nailed It: Project Cosplay is back again after a highly successful run in 2018 to bring you an hour of fun and creative competition! Think you have what it takes to cobble together a standout cosplay in an hour? Compete with your friends and family to create the cosplay of your dreams with unexpected items! But don't worry our judges (fashion industry designers & cosplayers) will be there to coach you & cheer you on! So gather your squad & come to show off your skills. Trust us this will be the most fun you have at NYCC!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Jaremi Carey's cosSLAY
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    NYCC 2021 | Jaremi Carey's cosSLAY

    This Summer Jaremi Carey and Twitch teamed up for a cosplay competition like no other. Join Jaremi as he chats with competitors OMG Juni, Gabby Nu, Casterly Fox, DJ Croft and the CosSlay winner Witchy, about the highs, lows and all the looks from the show.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Cosplay Hacks!
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    NYCC 2021 | Cosplay Hacks!

    Cosplay can seem complicated and overwhelming. Eden and El are here to give you some secret tricks to making cosplays that look beautiful and don’t break the bank. If you don’t know how to wash something hand sewn we’ll teach you! Need a wig streaked or colored? We can cover that too. From armor to sewing recycling and more; we want to help get beginners into cosplay and the more experienced makers leveled up! We’ll also be giving away some mystery prizes!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Fantastic Detailing for Props and Armor

    NYCC 2021 | Fantastic Detailing for Props and Armor

    Worbla? Thibra? Want to make sense of the world of thermoplastics and foamwork? When it comes to intricate details, choosing your materials is half the battle. Join world champion cosplayers Cowbutt Crunchies as we compare and contrast the amazing details that these materials can achieve, along with tips for detailing your next cosplay project.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Cosplaying for a cause and how to start a charity group
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    NYCC 2021 | Cosplaying for a cause and how to start a charity group

    The NY Avengers are a charity organization that visits community events Hospitals ill or trauma stricken children. We travel to all 5 boroughs and NJ. We would like to discuss how we use cosplay for good and how you can start your own charity group. We also would like to discuss how our cosplays are made and how to keep the positivity flowing in the cosplay community.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Volunteer Cosplaying in your Community
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    NYCC 2021 | Volunteer Cosplaying in your Community

    Looking for other ways to cosplay outside of conventions? Look no further, come listen to great thoughts and ideas on how to turn your hobby into more than just an occasional weekend gig! Cosplay can be a wonderful volunteer activity within your community!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Over 30 Cosplay - Cosplaying into the future
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    NYCC 2021 | Over 30 Cosplay - Cosplaying into the future

    Cosplay doesn’t have to stop once you turn 30 years old! That’s just the beginning!!! You can cosplay way past that and even past 100! Come listen to Ways of combating age stereotypes, how to beat that feeling of lack of inclusion and Where to draw your strength, courage and creativity from! Your future cosplays can be in any character, genre Or artistic manner you choose, make it your own and Cosplay on!!!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Cosplaying While PLUS ULTRA!!!
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    NYCC 2021 | Cosplaying While PLUS ULTRA!!!

    Are you a plus-size nerd and want to get into Cosplay?! This is the panel for you. In this panel, we will discuss how to motivate and execute your cosplays while dismissing the social-political beauty standards of the nerd community! We will go over neat tips and tricks to better your cosplay experience in the areas of crafting resources and makeup skills and body confidence! Cosplay your way! While loving the skin you're in!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Crash Into Cosplay! Your First Steps to Success!
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    NYCC 2021 | Crash Into Cosplay! Your First Steps to Success!

    Do you attend NYCC every year dressed like Peter Parker but YEARN to be Spider-Man? Are you too intimidated to don the Spandex? Do you want to become one of those Amazing Cosplayers you see on the Convention Floor, but don't know where to start? THEN DO WE HAVE THE PANEL FOR YOU! Get out from behind that clever T-Shirt and learn to Swing into being a Superhero! We will take you through the steps of identifying your character, sourcing materials, planning out on a budget and feeling COMFORTABLE with what you have put together! Every hero has to start somewhere, and our panel of experienced Cosplayers will share their lifetime of Tips and Tricks to get you into the Superhero Game! Open to Fans of all Ages interests and Skill Level!

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    NYCC 2021 | The Business of Cosplay: Cosplay Professional Development

    So you want to be a Cosplay Entrepreneur? The Business of Cosplay explores building a brand, creating value and cultivating engagement as a cosplay entrepreneur. Led by international cosplayer and business consultant Philip Odango aka Canvas Cosplay, award-winning cosplayers and cosplay entrepreneurs LuckyGrim Creative, Vanta Black Cosplay and Geeks A Gogo share insights, trends, challenges and learnings to equip enterprising cosplayers crafters, makers, photographers and artists in their professional journey. Learn from this exciting and informative session.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | PROP SHOP TALK WITH THE WOMEN OF SHEPROP!
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    NYCC 2021 | PROP SHOP TALK WITH THE WOMEN OF SHEPROP!

    Can you walk that prop AND talk that shop but feel like an outsider in many of the maker forums? We do too! Join members of SheProp! the prop-making forum for women trans, two-spirit and non-binary artists and creators as we answer all of your cosplay and prop-making questions free of judgement and criticism. Our expert panelists can answer your questions on a wide variety of topics and can help you get the information you need to take your cosplay to the next level. Come and join the discussion about why SheProp! has quickly become a vital presence within the cosplay community providing a space for accessible support & encouragement for women, trans, two-spirit and non-binary prop-makers costume designers SFX artists cosplayers and more at all skill levels.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Fabulous Cosplay Footwear

    NYCC 2021 | Fabulous Cosplay Footwear

    Ready to create the perfect custom cosplay shoes? Join world champion cosplayers Cowbutt Crunchies Cosplay and learn how to make every type of leg covering a cosplayer could ask for, from removable boot covers, to painted shoes, to thigh highs that won't roll down!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Cosplay Central Showcase at NYCC

    NYCC 2021 | Cosplay Central Showcase at NYCC

    The Cosplay Showcase is where fans and cosplayers can showcase their craftsmanship in style. This event is open to all cosplayers and is an opportunity for fans of all levels to strut their stuff in their hand made costumes on the main stage. The Cosplay Showcase will take place on Sunday. There are prizes (for over 18s only) but cosplayers are free to take part just for fun if they do not wish to be judged. Family Groups and Juniors (13-17) are welcome to take part.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | The Cosplay Central Crown Championships at NYCC, Presented by GEICO

    NYCC 2021 | The Cosplay Central Crown Championships at NYCC, Presented by GEICO

    The EuroCosplay Championships and the Crown Championships of Cosplay have joined forces to create one global competition: The Cosplay Central Crown Championships! The global final will now be held at MCM London Comic Con in October 2022 and beyond. Entrants for the Cosplay Central Crown Championships will be able to choose between recreating a character design and being judged for accuracy or creating their own design based on a recognizable pop-culture character and being judged on the design and interpretation of their given starting point. The ability for cosplayers to choose their own competition path embraces the full scope of cosplay creativity. Craftsmanship is still at the heart of the championship. All of the entries will have their costume construction closely inspected by our judges before they take to the stage and show off their creations with incredible costume presentations or scripted performances inspired by their characters.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Sartorial Geek Fashion Fix
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    NYCC 2021 | Sartorial Geek Fashion Fix

    Infusing geekiness into everyday fashion is easier than it’s ever been thanks to the growing nerd fashion industry. However, it still takes some creativity and an arsenal of tips and tricks to put together a stylish nerdy wardrobe. We’re bringing together a diverse lineup of geeky fashion bloggers to give our audience styling tips that they can actually take home to their own wardrobes. Each of our panelists will showcase a unique geeky style (for example a cutesy kawaii look or a vampy outfit inspired by Nadja from What We Do in the Shadows). Our panelists will discuss their outfit providing helpful tips about how they put it together and how others can replicate it (like tying a knot in a boxy graphic tee or pulling colors and textures from fictional characters into a bounding look). We’ll also send everyone home with a digital copy of the information taught in this panel.

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