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Introduction to Cosplay Foam Fabrication with Nicole

  • 10/06/2018
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • 180 Studios 150 Todd Rd Santa Rosa CA 95407
  • 7

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This will be a 2-3 hour class.

In this class you will learn about the tools, materials, and skills you'll need to design, plan, and fabricate, extraordinary foam props. For learning purposes we'll be making a basic foam shield, made to look like wood. 

We will spend a brief amount of time understanding the tools and materials needed to start and complete a basic foam prop. From there, we will go through the design phase.

The second half of the class will be dedicated to the assembly of the shield and detailing. 

By the end of the class we will have made a sweet "wooden" sheild. Great for costuming or display! 

Prerequisites: None

Materials will be provided which includes:

Foam
Contact cement
Brushes for applying contact cement
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Ruler
Sharpie
Utility knife
Masking tape 
Dremel sanding stones
Disposable respiratory mask

It is recommended to bring a Dremel (rotary) tool. There will be a couple available in class, but will need to be shared.

Teacher Bio:

Nicole Betsill is a local, self taught, bay area artist who's passion is foam fabrication, specifically in the cosplay community. She was the featured cosplay guest at the 2017 Santa Rosa Toy Con and has been a returning judge and vendor at Toy Con in the previous years. Her work has been featured on many popular sites including Punished Props Foamsmith gallery, Geek Girls, and is well regarded in the cosplay community.

So save yourself countless hours of tedious research, trial and error, and start off your project right!

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