Cosplay

Cosplayers of all levels will find something to love! Watch in-depth tutorials from VampyBitMe, learn the best ways to take cosplay photos from Jonathan Belle, and get hyped for Cosplay Central’s Virtual Competition 2021, coming July 10!

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    C2E2 2021 | Cosplay Central Showcase at C2E2

    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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    C2E2 2021 | Competing in Cosplay

    Ever wonder what it takes to compete and win a cosplay competition? In this panel, you'll learn the ins and outs of competing in costume. Learn how to prepare, what to expect, and even how to take home the gold!

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  • Image for C2E2 2021 | Muck It Up: Intro to finishing distressing and aging techniques
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    C2E2 2021 | Muck It Up: Intro to finishing distressing and aging techniques

    Looking to add that extra bit of realism to your prop or armor and not sure where to start? We will go over techniques on how to prep and finish your prop and then basic acrylic and oil paint washes highlighting and lowlighting techniques airbrushing battle damage rusting and more! At the end of this, you will be armed to sufficiently muck up your clean work to better bring out its realism!

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  • Image for C2E2 2021 | Gender Bending Cosplays: Discussion and How To
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    C2E2 2021 | Gender Bending Cosplays: Discussion and How To

    This is the cosplay you are looking for. Ever feel like you want to cosplay a character but are not sure how to flip or remove the gender? More now than ever cosplayers can create cosplays that are androgynous or not the original gender of the character but sometimes it's hard to get creative. Come discuss and learn more about how to transform characters with cosplayers Emily Marxer Julie Aubry and Ryan Farrell. They have been reimagining traditional characters for over 10 years and are here with a safe space to discuss how to break free from gender norms and create a cosplay that reflects your dreams.

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  • Image for C2E2 2021 |  SHEPROP! HAS YOUR BACK: Supporting women, trans and non-binary cosplayers in a creative world
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    C2E2 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. 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 C2E2 2021 | Introduction to 3D Printing for Props, Cosplay, and more!
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    C2E2 2021 | Introduction to 3D Printing for Props, Cosplay, and more!

    Interested in learning how to use 3D printing to make awesome props and parts for cosplay, or just in general? Come join Rocket Props, HDC, and Props to History to learn how to get started in this amazing and affordable technology. Learn the difference between FFF/FDM, SLA/mSLA, Resin, and Filaments! We will be discussing printing technology, introductory printers, easy-to-learn software, model resources, and more! In addition, we will be giving you a list of tips and tricks that we have learned the hard way, so that you don't have to! Making something from your favorite fandom is not far out of your grasp.

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    C2E2 2021 | The C2E2 Cosplay Celebration

    At this special edition of C2E2, we will be hosting a fantastic competition of cosplay craftmanship on Saturday on the Main Stage. Open to over 18s, groups or solo entries with incredible handcrafted costumes will have their costume construction closely inspected by our judges, before they take to the stage to show off their creations and compete for a prize in this special celebration of cosplay craftsmanship.

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  • Image for C2E2 2021 | Let's Get Lit: Into to Electronics and Lighting for Cosplay
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    C2E2 2021 | Let's Get Lit: Into to Electronics and Lighting for Cosplay

    Have you ever wanted to give the static part of your costume that extra little breath of life to help bring your fantasy into reality? In this panel, we go over the basics of electronics and components from soldering resistors L.E.D's and other light sources switch power sources and more advanced techniques like adding smoke effects blinking and fading L.E.D's and some basic Arduino and light array work. We will then talk about ways you can implement everything into your project!

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  • Image for C2E2 2021 | PROP SHOP TALK WITH THE WOMEN OF SHEPROP!
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    C2E2 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 and non-binary artists and creators as we answer all of your cosplay and prop-making questions free of judgment and criticism. Our expert panelists have a wide range of skills that can help you get 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 prop-makers costume designers SFX artists cosplayers and more at all skill levels.

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  • Image for C2E2 2021 | Cosplaying While Black- Chicago
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    C2E2 2021 | Cosplaying While Black- Chicago

    This panel discusses the struggles and triumphs of a POC (person of color) cosplayer. We explore many topics such as race identity in the community brown/black face controversy in the community and discuss ways to speak encouragement into the community making it more comfortable for future POC and NON-POC cosplayers. THIS PANEL IS FOR ALL COSPLAYERS AND NON COSPLAYERS both POC AND NON-POC. If you are willing to be educated we are willing to pass on the knowledge.

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  • Image for C2E2 2021 | Practical Cloning: Intro to Mold Making and Resin
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    C2E2 2021 | Practical Cloning: Intro to Mold Making and Resin

    Looking to get into molding and casting 3d prints or sculpted items and not sure where to start? We will go over basic methods and materials for mold making and casting, tools used to improve your molds and touch on some multi-part mold information. We will also go over different applications to put your newfound knowledge to use!

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  • Image for C2E2 2021 | Cosplay Fitness and Body Positivity
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    C2E2 2021 | Cosplay Fitness and Body Positivity

    Ever tried to “get in shape” for a cosplay? Perhaps a photoshoot, a convention, or a meetup is around the corner? Join personal trainer Troy Bushido and fellow cosplayers as we discuss fitness strategies to make you look and feel like a real-life superhero. Topics include real-world nutrition, safe and effective workouts, staying motivated through character empowerment, and positive self-image.

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  • Image for C2E2 2021 | Over 30 Cosplay - Cosplaying into the Future
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    C2E2 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 how or where to draw your strength, courage, and creativity from. Your future cosplays can be in any character, age, genre, or artistic manner you choose. Make it your own and cosplay on!

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  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Cosplay Central Showcase at ECCC

    ECCC 2021 | Cosplay Central Showcase at ECCC

    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 ECCC 2021 | SHEPROP! HAS YOUR BACK: Supporting women  trans and non-binary cosplayers in a creative world
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    ECCC 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. 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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