You want a better costume, and you don't want to break the bank -- this is how you get it. This panel covers found object costuming -- it's not just junk you throw together! -- and simple costume projects, as well as the art of character selection and making what's in your closet look newly fabulous. You'll make a simple fantasy tunic to wear out.
You've spent hours creating the perfect costume, but somehow it doesn't seem to get the attention it deserves, or you want to make your found object costume seem like much more. Both of these challenges can be met with solid presentation! Learn to comport yourself in character, from movement to speech to gestures, and walk like a man or woman. Pose for the perfect shot and take home prints from popular costume photographers The Enthusiasts!
Did you know it's possible to make great costume armor without investing in metalworking or risking toxic chemicals? We'll cover alternative armoring for historical and fantasy costumes, using a variety of inexpensive, readily-available materials. You'll also make a piece to take home yourself.
Back by popular demand! Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' is an iconic dance, and always useful - and you can learn it. Yes, you! This tutorial is specifically for novice and less confident dancers (experts are welcome, too!). Your instructors are TAGteach-certified to help you achieve your best with the most fun possible.
By request, we've added a second THRILLER session! This tutorial is specifically for novice and less confident dancers (experts are welcome, too!) who have completed Learn to Dance Thriller 1 or last year's event. Your instructors are TAGteach-certified to help you achieve your best with the most fun possible.
No costume is complete without appropriate makeup! Makeup can make you truly resemble your character and look better in photos. Learn to look more masculine or more feminine, make enormous anime eyes, change your ethnicity, create alien prostheses, or add special effects, from a STAR TREK: PHASE 2 makeup artist. Workshop includes instruction, demonstrations, and hands-on practice using high-quality theatrical and special effects makeup.
Nothing defines a character like a signature weapon or a unique piece of jewelry, but props can often be more difficult than fabric costumes. Learn how to make good props on the cheap and better props for a bit of investment. We'll cover pros and cons of various materials, and you'll make small hall-safe weapons to take with you!
The best wigs look like real hair -- even if impossibly colored or improbably spikey. But it can be hard to find the perfect wig for your fantasy costume or to replicate that style which has never existed in real life. Your wig is too long, the wrong style, not curly enough, or the wrong color? Need to make that cheap wig look better and last longer? We can help! Also, you'll make your own custom-styled clip-in extension!