How does a concept become a costume?
Wacom’s hosting a panel of design, prop-builders, and photographers—all super-talented in their own ways—to answer that question with a full course on cosplay. We’ll be discussing every step of the craft, from sketch to pattern-cutting to how they make those impossible-looking sci-fi weapons. ...And how it might have more in common with digital illustration than you might think. And expect one of our guests to drop some top-class post-processing knowledge too…
You may know Cutie Pie Sensei from her popular cosplay, but she’s also a video game concept artist, placing her at the intersection of both worlds. Instagram: @cutiepiesensei
HokuProps is a team lead by propmaker Chad Hoku and seamstress Sammy Hoku. Chad's background in 3D has him designing props and costumes digitally and utilizing different fabrication techniques to produce armor, props, and other costume components.
Satine Phoenix does… everything. She’s a comic artist, author, painter, model, professional D&D dungeon master, web series personality, and yes, cosplayer—and that’s missing a few things out. There’s virtually no aspect of nerd culture she hasn’t participated in. Website: satinephoenix.net
We love @emackphoto (aka Elizabeth Elder) for her beautiful cosplay photography. She brings her eye for fine art and fashion photography to capture the high style of cosplay.
Zach Fischer is a concept artist, comic illustrator, and designer. He’s worked for Blizzard and Marvel, and if that’s not enough to get you on board, he applies the same level of talent and insane detail to designing custom costumes for cosplayers. Instagram: @zachfischerart
And our host will be Bernie “The Geek Gatsby” Bregman, not just a formidable cosplayer, but the consummate con hype man. He’s been MCing nerdy events for 23 years, his bonafides including the Cosplay National Championships at LA Comic Con, countless panel