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WORKSHOP AT OTAKON // Resin Casting: Gems and Baubles


Location: Otakon 2024 - Marriott Marquee M3 Level, Union Station Workshop Room

Date: Friday, August 2nd, 2024

Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST

Class Length: 1.5 hours

In this demo workshop veteran cosplayer Plexi Cosplay will demonstrate how to complete a small resin casting project from start to finish. This class will cover types of resins and silicones for casting and attendees will experiment with adding various mica powders to resin as well as directly into molds for casting. Each student will get the opportunity to cast a variety of resin gems and baubles to take home with them.

In this workshop you'll learn:

  • The basics of casting items using resin and silicone
  • Proper techniques for resin casting, including safety protocols
  • What mica powders are and how they're used in the casting process
  • How to create small gems or detailed resin appliques for cosplay

Prerequisite Skills:

  • Beginner friendly - no experience required

About the Instructor:

PlexiCosplay is an award-winning cosplayer from Maryland who specializes in engineering and high-end costume design. She has judged large cosplay circuits like C2E2 but spends much of her time collaborating with gaming companies to bring characters to life. She is also the manager of one of Maryland's largest makerspaces and teaches classes on digital design and fabrication outside of cosplay.

The Nitty Gritty:

  • To participate in this class you must be at least 16 years of age
  • Space is limited and all tickets are first come first serve
  • Purchasing a ticket reserves one (1) seat at this class. For multiple tickets, please add more than one ticket to your cart
  • All tickets are final sale. In the event of a no-show, no refunds will be available
  • Tickets will be delivered digitally to the email address provided at checkout. This digital ticket will be needed to enter the event.
  • All classes start promptly at the time they're scheduled for. In the event of tardiness, you may miss certain aspects of the class and may not be able to complete the scheduled project in full

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