For officially a year now, I have been cosplaying. The art of making yourself look like your favourite characters. It is much harder than it looks. So I decieded to go back to school, Cosplay School that is. I will never go back to my Secondary School *shivers* bad memories.
Anyway, MEGAbytes held a cosplay class taught by William L Campbell, better known in the cosplay community as Psyclone Jack. He showed us how to make great looking Armor that didn’t break the bank or your arm as well as tips and tricks.
It was a lot of fun and informative. At the end we even got some Worbla (thermal plastic) and some foam to get us used to using them.
John, the Manager of MEGAbytes, told me more about it after class had been dismissed.
“The Cosplay School was something more between Will, Amber and a couple of the other cosplayers. It seemed like a good idea because, not saying that people that came in unpolished or didn’t look good at all its that everyone can learn a little bit from everyone, you know you can pick up things from other people. It was a joint effort form a couple of the cosplayers in here.
It shows from itself, there has been so many people in here today. For us it has been one of our business days, so I think it’s turned out really well. There has been a lot of interest. Heck even I want to get in on this as well, I need to learn how to make some of my costumes too.
There certainly will be another one! I think the next one is going to focus on sewing and actually putting some fabric together, constructing costumes, and stuff like that.
I think it’s taken too long, it’s about time that this has happened. There seems to be a change in a generation or something. When I was younger anime and video game geekdom was still in its infancy and now it’s finally gotten out into the mainstream. It’s just about time for us.
Tuesday next week we have our next anime showcase, we are showing Project A-Ko, an old 80s feature length anime which is a bit of a slapstick fun take on anime that came before it. It’s definitely worth the watch. We have our Smash Brothers 4 tournament at the end of the month on the 28th. Other than that, same old video games we do all the time and hot chocolate and a nice bit of cake!”
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