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Friday, November 10
 

7:00pm

The Philadelphia Cosplay Scene
Meet fellow cosplayers local to the area, learn about events and other cosplay opportunities, and find out what kind of projects your fellow fans are working on.

Speakers
SS

Sarah Sanders

Sarah's costuming journey runs in a straight line from reenactment to LARPing to the convention costuming circuit. She likes to work on a new skill or try a new material for every new con season.
PS

Pam Smith

Dame Dahlia is a cosplayer from Central Pennsylvania and is an active member of the Central Pennsylvania Heroes Coalition and a recruit in the Philadelphia Avengers which are cosplay groups that does community service to local children’s hospitals and other organizations in Pennsylvania... Read More →


Friday November 10, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Plaza VI

8:00pm

The Best Resources for Historical Costuming
What books, pattern companies, and websites out there have the clearest and most detailed explanations of the information you need to create period-accurate (or period-facsimile) designs? How do you find the specialty fabrics and notions necessary to really feel like you've done the job right?

Speakers
LA

Lisa Ashton

Lisa Ashton is a SF/Fantasy/Historical costumer living in Harpers Ferry, WV. At Philcon 2010 she and Sandy Swank won BIS wtih "The Letter", a re-creation of the famous Civil War letter written by Sullivan Ballou to his wife Sarah early in the war. She has also done a humorous but... Read More →
DK

Diane Kovalcin

Diane Kovalcin is a long-time costumer, competing in both Science Fiction and Historical masquerades, a quilter and fan fiction writer. She also loves Star Wars and the BBC tv show Merlin - just ask her (or better yet, don't ask as she won't shut up about it).
SS

Sarah Sanders

Sarah's costuming journey runs in a straight line from reenactment to LARPing to the convention costuming circuit. She likes to work on a new skill or try a new material for every new con season.


Friday November 10, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Plaza VI

9:00pm

Great Costumes!
Videos and photos from the archives of the International Costumers' Guild.

Speakers
avatar for Byron Connell

Byron Connell

Interim Director, Masquerade Runners SIG
Byron Connell likes to help run masquerades rather than entering them. Entering once a decade is about right! Since being part of the Torcon III best-in-show entry, when he enters, he does so in the Master division. He is a member of the Sick Pups (NJ-NY Costumers Guild), the Armed... Read More →


Friday November 10, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Crystal Ballroom Two

9:00pm

Hot Glue Techniques
Sure, you can use it to attach things to one another, but when you're holding a glue gun what you really have in your hands is a molten plastic dispenser. What kind of sub-surface decoration, embossing, waterproofing, even mold-making and casting applications can you use it for?

Speakers
HH

Heidi Hooper

Heidi Hooper is the dryer lint Lady -- Believe it or Not! Her unusual art is featured in Ripley's Believe it or Not Museums all over the world and in their books. She's also a two time winner of the prestigious Niche award, as has been the Artist Guest of Honor at Albacon and Heliosphere... Read More →
DK

Diane Kovalcin

Diane Kovalcin is a long-time costumer, competing in both Science Fiction and Historical masquerades, a quilter and fan fiction writer. She also loves Star Wars and the BBC tv show Merlin - just ask her (or better yet, don't ask as she won't shut up about it).


Friday November 10, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Plaza VI

10:00pm

Need Help Finishing Your Masquerade Costume?
Or do you just want to socialize rather than shut yourself in your hotel room trying to get those last bits right? Either way, come on down!

Speakers
LK

Laura Kovalcin

Laura was born into a nerdy family, and was cursed at her birth to forever love fandom, costumes, and shiny things. The curse still holds true to this day.


Friday November 10, 2017 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Plaza VI
 
Saturday, November 11
 

10:00am

3D Printing Costume Accessories
Just what goes in to creating props using this method? How much do you have to know about the softwares and hardwares involved in order to fabricate something yourself?

Speakers
CP

Carl Paolino

Carl Paolino is a veteran of the entertainment industry. As a producer, director, screenwriter, and production designer, his credits include feature films, television series, music videos, Broadway shows, and television commercials. His animated productions include: MTV’s Celebrity... Read More →
RR

Rock Robertson

How to make a Rock Robertson. Mix two Adventure genomes (predominantly endurance-selected North African with a splash of European), decant in Asia and inoculate through Global Travel, ensuring at least four continents of pathogenic exposure. Introduce a disdain for blind Authority... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Crystal Ballroom Two

10:00am

Workshop: Decorating Miniature Hats (90 Minutes) [Family Friendly, $5 Fee]
Use feathers, ribbons, buttons and trim- or learn how to sew a rosette to attach to the hat! We provide the hat, tables full of trims and bits to try, glue guns and supervision! Open to all- children under 10 should be accompanied/supervised by a parent, but they are welcome.

Speakers
LA

Lisa Ashton

Lisa Ashton is a SF/Fantasy/Historical costumer living in Harpers Ferry, WV. At Philcon 2010 she and Sandy Swank won BIS wtih "The Letter", a re-creation of the famous Civil War letter written by Sullivan Ballou to his wife Sarah early in the war. She has also done a humorous but... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Plaza VI

12:00pm

Amazing Things You Can Do To A T-Shirt
Learn to modify a store-bought item to match your body!

Speakers
KH

Kirsten Houseknecht

Kirsten is a longtime costumer who enjoys playing with textiles and colors SO MUCH that she went back to college in her forties for fashion design. Her senior collection featured stenciling, dying, bleaching and color removal as well as hand weaving and knitting. She likes combining... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Plaza VI

1:00pm

Workshop: Seams Aren't *That* Hard...Right?
A discussion of various seam techniques with participants working on a few examples to take home. Handouts and materials will be provided.

Speakers
DK

Diane Kovalcin

Diane Kovalcin is a long-time costumer, competing in both Science Fiction and Historical masquerades, a quilter and fan fiction writer. She also loves Star Wars and the BBC tv show Merlin - just ask her (or better yet, don't ask as she won't shut up about it).


Saturday November 11, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Plaza VI

2:00pm

Displaying Your Costume On Stage
In a masquerade, you want the audience and judges to see your costume. Here are some tips and techniques for showing off your costume to best advantage.

Speakers
avatar for Byron Connell

Byron Connell

Interim Director, Masquerade Runners SIG
Byron Connell likes to help run masquerades rather than entering them. Entering once a decade is about right! Since being part of the Torcon III best-in-show entry, when he enters, he does so in the Master division. He is a member of the Sick Pups (NJ-NY Costumers Guild), the Armed... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Plaza VI

3:00pm

Open Knitting & Textiles Crafting Circle (2 Hours)
Have a project? Come work on it alongside other crafters!

Speakers
SS

Sarah Sanders

Sarah's costuming journey runs in a straight line from reenactment to LARPing to the convention costuming circuit. She likes to work on a new skill or try a new material for every new con season.


Saturday November 11, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Executive Suite 823
 
Sunday, November 12
 

10:00am

Workshop: Beaded Talisman Bags [Family Friendly, $10 Fee]
We teach a technique of edge-beading with seed beads and a second technique of creating beaded fringe to make a tiny Talisman Bag that can be worn as a necklace. A kit with all supplies and an instruction sheet are included in the fee.

Speakers
LA

Lisa Ashton

Lisa Ashton is a SF/Fantasy/Historical costumer living in Harpers Ferry, WV. At Philcon 2010 she and Sandy Swank won BIS wtih "The Letter", a re-creation of the famous Civil War letter written by Sullivan Ballou to his wife Sarah early in the war. She has also done a humorous but... Read More →


Sunday November 12, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Plaza VI

11:00am

How Did You MAKE That??
Curious about the process and materials involved in a cosplay outfit you've seen? Have something to show off that you think others might find worth learning from? Come ask questions and give answers.

Speakers
SS

Sarah Sanders

Sarah's costuming journey runs in a straight line from reenactment to LARPing to the convention costuming circuit. She likes to work on a new skill or try a new material for every new con season.
PS

Pam Smith

Dame Dahlia is a cosplayer from Central Pennsylvania and is an active member of the Central Pennsylvania Heroes Coalition and a recruit in the Philadelphia Avengers which are cosplay groups that does community service to local children’s hospitals and other organizations in Pennsylvania... Read More →


Sunday November 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Plaza VI

12:00pm

Workshop: Make & Take Foam Beam Sabers / Therapy Swords [Family Friendly]
Pick from seven colors, then decorate the hilt with duct tape and other materials. Excellent for fun (or catharsis) at home!

Speakers
PT

Phillip Thorne

Interested in everything, especially if it can be organized and analyzed, except for sportsball. "Everything" includes LEGO bricks, vintage science magazines, international travel plans, linguistics, and macroeconomic time series databases. Affiliated with Philcon since 2001 as repeat... Read More →


Sunday November 12, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Plaza VI

1:00pm

Embellishing Fabrics: Altering Material to Make a Faux Lace or Drawnwork
We'll discuss creating a unique fabric or lace with water soluble stabilizer and an ordinary sewing machine.

Speakers
KH

Kirsten Houseknecht

Kirsten is a longtime costumer who enjoys playing with textiles and colors SO MUCH that she went back to college in her forties for fashion design. Her senior collection featured stenciling, dying, bleaching and color removal as well as hand weaving and knitting. She likes combining... Read More →


Sunday November 12, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Plaza VI

2:00pm

Quilting For Beginners
Quilting isn't just for bedspreads. Learn the basics: tool use, fabric options, different types of piecework design, and quilting patterns will all be discussed. There will be handouts and lots of examples!

Speakers
DK

Diane Kovalcin

Diane Kovalcin is a long-time costumer, competing in both Science Fiction and Historical masquerades, a quilter and fan fiction writer. She also loves Star Wars and the BBC tv show Merlin - just ask her (or better yet, don't ask as she won't shut up about it).


Sunday November 12, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Plaza VI