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CLASS AT OTAKON // How to Start Making Your Own Cosplay


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

Date: Friday, August 2nd, 2024

Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EST

Class Length: 1 hour

Cosplay is an incredible craft, but getting into it can be overwhelming. In this lecture-style course, the head designer from CUT/SEW Sewing Patterns will walk you through the absolute basics needed to get started and where to look for help when you need it. Learn about the latest and greatest shops for supplies, all of tools and materials needed to get started, and what to look for when picking out a costume to start with. By the end of this lecture, you'll be ready to tackle your very first project with ease!

In this lecture you'll learn:

  • The best & most cost effective shops for cosplay supplies
  • How to pick a realistic, beginner-friendly project
  • What materials you'll need to get started
  • How to prepare a workspace
  • Where to find help when you need it

Prerequisite Skills:

  • None - Beginner Friendly

About the Instructor:

Madison May, the head pattern maker at CUT/SEW, founded the company in 2016. With almost fifteen years of experience in the costume and fashion industry, Madison has provided patterns to both broadway & off-broadway productions, major US theme parks, international cruise lines, and television. Cosplay has been a hobby of hers since 2005 and she also is active in the cosplay photography community under the moniker of Final-Egirl.

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

Our Sponsors for the 2024 Cosplay Sewing Gallery:


Be sure to take advantage of our sponsor Bernette's Sewing Gallery machine specials during this class, including:

These specials will be available at Bernette's pop up shop at Otakon in the Mount Vernon panel room (next door to the workshop room this class takes place in)


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