Cosplayers run into problems unique in fandom. “Can I duplicate that armor and still be able to move?” or “You mean I can make a plastic out of milk that will let me duplicate those pieces?” or the even more daunting, “I can transform a female with waist-length blonde hair into a guy with black hair and a 5 o’clock shadow?”
The answer to all of these questions is yes, and Tanglwyst de Holloway, Eric Smart, Caitlyn Bridges, and Borneo Armstrong answered these and many other questions that could arise to vex novice and veteran cosplayers alike. Cosplay College was held at the Community Center with two classrooms running at all times to discuss makeup, costuming techniques and cosplay science and still had time for socializing.
This is an even that needs to happen again! We’re looking at an age shift as younger fans are becoming more active and this is the perfect way for them to learn from those who have gone before; but, there was still things for the experienced to discover as well.
Simply put, Cosplay College was fans sharing, teaching and leaning from each other.
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