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Saturday, September 2 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
How did they Make That? 'Costume Edition'

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Professional and hobbyist crafters and cosplayers discuss their construction methods and tricks they use to get their costumes finished.

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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 →

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avatar for Lindsay Bartleson

Lindsay Bartleson

Geek Diva Cosplay
Lindsay Bartleson started cosplaying just three years ago, at her first convention, which was the first ReGeneration Who. She has gone on to win several craftsmanship, performance, and Best In Show awards. She is now a master level costumer. She also has been a performance judge... Read More →
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Brandon Bloodworth

Brandon Bloodworth is a graphic designer with a love of science fiction and fantasy, and has turned that into a passion for costuming and props, especially for Star Wars. He is a proud member of The Rebel Legion (Terrapin Base) as well as The Mandalorian Mercs (Kyrimorut Clan). H... Read More →
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Katie Brenholtz

Kate Monster Cosplay
Kate Monster is an avid cosplayer right out of high school and has been doing it ever since. Playing Video games is her passion and creating costumes from them is just the extra fun thing to do. She has well over 50 costumes under her belt and is still making and wearing more.
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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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Tarisa Walker

Fire Lily Cosplay
Fire Lily has been cosplaying since 2004.  She has won numerous awards such as Best In Show and Best Overall for her costume craftsmanship and presentation skills since 2006.  Fire Lily has served as the Head Judge and Judge wrangler for Katsucon's Masquerade Dept. for the last 8 years, and she judges costume contests at conventions in the Mid-Atlantic region such as Otakon, Anime Mid-Atlantic, Tekkoshocon, T-Mode, Anime USA, MAGFest, and more... Read More →


Saturday September 2, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm
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