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Friday, September 1 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Behind the Mask

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This is a discussion and QA session all about the people under the costumes. The topics will primarily be revolving around folks who make it their goal to look professional, and be presented as such whether as paid characters or charity volunteers.

Moderators
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Barb Mabie-McClain

Manager, Pop Culture Programming/ Street Team Coordinator, Escape Velocity/ Museum of Science Fiction
Barbara, Is a Master Class costumer that has been sewing small things, crafting, and beading for over 20 years. In 2013 Barb discovered the convention scene while attending her first convention, PaxEast, and fell in love with costuming and cosplay since. She has her Cosmetology license, which assists her greatly with wig and make-up design, and already knew how to sew, The rest, is History! Since then, she has made 30+ costumes for herself, and others. Barb is a three time Best in Show winner, and has won three Craftmanship Awards. She was chosen as a fan favorite in Arda-Wigs(dot)com's Website Banner Contest in Spring 2016 for her wig work with her Mulan costume. Her work is also featured on the website, BecomingGodzilla(dot)com, for the Burning Godzilla Suit (Godzilla vs. Destroyah) that her and husband made as a result of a challenge from a very near and dear friend. For the past five years, Barb has also been one of the masterminds behind Cosplay Dance Off. Her husband has ran the show for 12 years, and still going strong. She is usually an Emcee, a Judge, and one half coordinator for all of their behind the scenes happenings... Read More →

Speakers
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Josh Colucci

State executive officer, Mandalorian Mercenaries Costume Club
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Cody Irvine

Captain Cody Cosplay
About Me: | | My name is Cody and I'm one of the biggest dorks you'd ever meet. I enjoy making things and dressing up as superheroes and different characters that I like, so when I learned there was a name for that and places to do it where it's socially acceptable as an adult, I fell in love with... Read More →
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Bobby Petersen

Founder and Event coordinator, Ghostbusters Tri-State Division
Hey everybody!! I'm Bobby Petersen from the Ghostbusters Tri-State Division. I founded our group over a year ago, to help our local charities. We organize events and sell team merchadise to fund our toy drive, as well as other charitable donations throughout the year. I am also... Read More →


Friday September 1, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
4 - West (250)

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