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Friday, November 10
 

2:00pm

Tactical Costume Repair
Learn how to fix your costume on the go.

Topics Include:
What to carry to every convention. How to do an emergency repair without causing permanent damage. Basics of sewing for beginners. How to deal with seam and non-seam tears. Tactical gluing without driving your suit maker insane or ruining your mask.

Have a minor hole or problem with your costume? Bring it on in to use as an example.

Guest Panelists
avatar for Apoxon

Apoxon

Vendor, Apoxon Industries
Apoxon specializes in custom and pre-designed hoodies and kigurumis, as well as fursuit accessories and props, and various other small knick-knacks (keychains, stickers, small masks, etc.)


Friday November 10, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Compass East (3) The Renaissance Seattle 515 Madison St. Seattle, WA 98104

3:00pm

Duct Tape Dummy Workshop
Duct tape dummies are used to create a perfectly shaped mannequin for a commission. See how to make a duct tape dummy in person. Volunteers from the audience will be invited to help take turns wrapping a panelist.

Guest Panelists
avatar for Cosmic

Cosmic

Panelist
avatar for Hogwash

Hogwash

Volunteer


Friday November 10, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Compass East (3) The Renaissance Seattle 515 Madison St. Seattle, WA 98104

5:00pm

Introduction to Industrial Sewing Equipment
Industrial sewing machines are quite hardy and built for very specific purposes.

There will be demos of the following machines:

Cup Feed Whip stitch - The machine used by furriers and plush makers. Learn about the different options and eliminate your seam lines.

Blind Stitch Machine - Also known as a hemmer, these machines make virtually undetectable stitches in fur. Great for zippers and cuffs.

Needle Feed Machine - A machine that feeds your materials from the bottom and top with a movable needle. Great for keeping thick materials aligned.

Serger - The workhorse of the garment industry. Cut and finish an edge all at the same time. Learn about thread count, feed types and machine selection.

Guest Panelists
avatar for C. H. Holderby

C. H. Holderby

Panelist / Vendor, C. H. Holderby
Industral sewing machines and thread.


Friday November 10, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Compass North (3) The Renaissance Seattle 515 Madison St. Seattle, WA 98104

6:00pm

Practical Electronics
Take your electronics knowledge a step further and learn how to design basic illumination systems, do a power budget and get introduced to more advanced test equipment. Learn about voltage and current, and how to visualize them using test equipment like multimeters and scopes. More advanced troubleshooting will be covered - like how to test components. "Electrosuiting not Electrocuting" is recommended as a prerequisite.

Panel Support
avatar for Zettabit

Zettabit

Panelist
Electronics, LEDs, Programming,

Guest Panelists
avatar for Celtic

Celtic

Panelist


Friday November 10, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Compass East (3) The Renaissance Seattle 515 Madison St. Seattle, WA 98104

7:00pm

Beginning Airbrushing Demo
Learn the basics of airbrushing like:

-Selecting the right equipment - compressors, airbrushes, filters, regulators and such
-What paint to use and when a reducer is needed
-Basic application technique for Createx brand paints
-How pressure and flow rate affects the paint's properties
-Selecting the right tip and orifice size
-Special considerations of working with Faux Fur
-Proper cleaning techniques
-How to handle waste and excess material
-Precautions for washing airbrushed costumes

Guest Panelists
avatar for Crimsonwulfe

Crimsonwulfe

Operations Lead
Dandylions, LLC creates custom anthropomorphic costumes, accessories, and other fun things to drag around any convention!
avatar for Dandylions LLC.

Dandylions LLC.

Vendor
Dandylions, LLC creates custom anthropomorphic costumes, accessories, and other fun things to drag around any convention!


Friday November 10, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Compass North (3) The Renaissance Seattle 515 Madison St. Seattle, WA 98104

8:00pm

Electrosuiting not Electrocuting
A panel about wearable electronics. Covering topics such as batteries, wires, LEDs, fans, etc. mBlade will talk about what works and what doesn't in electronic suits. Come and learn how mBlade's LED suit works from design and concept to reality.

Panel Support
avatar for Alexi Husky

Alexi Husky

Panelist

Guest Panelists
avatar for mBlade

mBlade

Panelist, Made2Glow
I'm a silly Akita that likes to glow and dance about.


Friday November 10, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Compass North (3) The Renaissance Seattle 515 Madison St. Seattle, WA 98104
 
Saturday, November 11
 

9:00am

All About NFT Fur Fabric
Learn everything about NFT from how it is created to how to best use it.

Discussion topics will include:
The process of making and designing NFT.
Material options.
Sewing technique demonstration.
Cleaning, grooming and styling recommendations.

Guest Panelists
avatar for NFT/ Kim Clark

NFT/ Kim Clark

Panelist / Vendor, National Fiber Technology
We will be selling NFT fur fabrics.


Saturday November 11, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Madison (2) The Renaissance Seattle 515 Madison St. Seattle, WA 98104

10:15am

Costume Design Tools and Equipment
Learn about the basic tools that professionals use to make costumes.

Topics include:
Cutting Tools - Scissors, razors, hot knives and wheels - their selection, care and use.
Shaving Tools - How to modify the length of your fur, and have it come out looking right without shave lines.
Adhesion Tools - What to look for in a glue gun, nozzle selection, glue selection, temperature controls. Alternative fastening options.
Mannequin and Armatures - How to make or find the right kind of base for your costume.
Thread and Needles - The many types of thread, its application and use. Learn about material selection, weight, weave style and how to choose the right needle.

Guest Panelists
avatar for Crimsonwulfe

Crimsonwulfe

Operations Lead
Dandylions, LLC creates custom anthropomorphic costumes, accessories, and other fun things to drag around any convention!
avatar for Dandylions LLC.

Dandylions LLC.

Vendor
Dandylions, LLC creates custom anthropomorphic costumes, accessories, and other fun things to drag around any convention!


Saturday November 11, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am
Compass East (3) The Renaissance Seattle 515 Madison St. Seattle, WA 98104

11:00am

Working with Foam
Learn about the use, care and preparation of foam as used in costumes.

Topics Include:
Selection - All about the different types of foam, where to get them, and how to check for toxic fire retardants.
Adhesion - How to fasten it all together. Hot glue techniques, spray adhesives (and their safety) as well as stitching.
Cutting - How to cut foam and get the edge you need.
Hot Knives and Wires - What kind of foam works with a hot knife, includes basic safety.

Guest Panelists
avatar for Pinali

Pinali

Studio Pinali
Professional comic book artist and costume maker! They/them. I enjoy all sorts but especially animation. Talk to me about My Hero Academia, Steven Universe, Adventure Time, LGBT issues/content, 90s TV animation, animated movies, MCU, Dungeons & Dragons (including Critical Role and... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Compass East (3) The Renaissance Seattle 515 Madison St. Seattle, WA 98104

11:30am

Handpaw Design
The basics of making a 3, 4 or 5 finger handpaw.
How to add pawpads and claws.
Tricks to make those paws fit like a glove.

Guest Panelists
avatar for Apoxon

Apoxon

Vendor, Apoxon Industries
Apoxon specializes in custom and pre-designed hoodies and kigurumis, as well as fursuit accessories and props, and various other small knick-knacks (keychains, stickers, small masks, etc.)


Saturday November 11, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Compass East (3) The Renaissance Seattle 515 Madison St. Seattle, WA 98104

12:30pm

Footpaw Construction
Learn about creating paws for your feet! Making indoor and outdoor foot paws will be discussed, as well as various parts of their construction and patterning.

Guest Panelists
avatar for Matrices

Matrices

Panelist / Vendor, Matrices.net
Matrices is an artist, tailor, and crafter offering unique and useful balaclavas, costume parts, accessories, patterns, decals, and cartoony illustrations.


Saturday November 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Compass East (3) The Renaissance Seattle 515 Madison St. Seattle, WA 98104

1:00pm

Advanced Embedded Systems Design
Add computer control to your costume. Practical examples of embedded systems controlled lights and electronics will be demonstrated. Learn about serially addressable rainbow LEDs, body worn sensors and the control systems that connect it all together. Development environments will be covered as well as debug tools and programming. Board bring-up techniques will be demonstrated.

Panel Support
avatar for Zettabit

Zettabit

Panelist
Electronics, LEDs, Programming,

Guest Panelists
avatar for Alexi Husky

Alexi Husky

Panelist


Saturday November 11, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Compass North (3) The Renaissance Seattle 515 Madison St. Seattle, WA 98104

6:30pm

Advanced Thermoform Plastics and Fabrics
Learn how to use thermoform plastics to create objects used in costumes. Hot water, heat gun and vacuum forming techniques will all be discussed.

Thermoplastics can be used to create plastic noses, toony eyes, teeth, claws, horns, skulls, base construction for head armatures, ear cartilage, wing frames, armor, weapons and more.

Guest Panelists
avatar for Ciara

Ciara

Panelist, Dream Vision Creations
avatar for DreamVision Creations

DreamVision Creations

Vendor, DreamVision Creations
Manufacturers of parts and pieces for do-it-yourself costume builders. Head blanks, fursuit making parts and electronics.
avatar for Flurry

Flurry

Panelist


Saturday November 11, 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Compass East (3) The Renaissance Seattle 515 Madison St. Seattle, WA 98104

7:30pm

Advanced Airbrushing with Stuffed Panda Studios
Do you already own an airbrush and know the basics but want to push your skills to the next level? In advanced airbrushing we will go over different techniques and methods for putting a finishing touch on your work such as creating a smooth transition between colors, applying detailed markings, contouring, and more.

Guest Panelists
avatar for Rachel Bock

Rachel Bock

Panelist
avatar for Stuffed Panda Studios

Stuffed Panda Studios

Vendor
Stuffed Panda Studios has a variety of paintings, plushies, and fursuit supplies.


Saturday November 11, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Compass East (3) The Renaissance Seattle 515 Madison St. Seattle, WA 98104

8:30pm

Resin Casting and Mold Making
Come see a live casting and mold making demo with Drakonic Knight and Keetah from Kandorin Creations. While the resins are curing there will be a question and answer session.

Guest Panelists
avatar for Kandorin Creations

Kandorin Creations

Panelist / Vendor
Kandorin Creations (We sell finished realistic fursuits and resin bases)
avatar for Drakonic Knight

Drakonic Knight

Vendor, Drakonic Knight
Fursuits and fursuit supplies, with a side of artwork.


Saturday November 11, 2017 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Compass East (3) The Renaissance Seattle 515 Madison St. Seattle, WA 98104
 
Sunday, November 12
 

9:00am

Advanced Resin Head Design
An analysis of the underlying musculature and skeletal structure of animal skulls.

Learn how to analyze the natural shape and underlying elements of an animal head to create aesthetically pleasing head bases.
See how to communicate the desired shape to a maker using topographical reference sheets.

Guest Panelists
avatar for Jonouchi

Jonouchi

Panelist


Sunday November 12, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Compass East (3) The Renaissance Seattle 515 Madison St. Seattle, WA 98104

10:00am

Head Construction Demo
Learn about head building techniques and see how materials are added during the various phases of construction.

Guest Panelists
avatar for Menagerie Workshop

Menagerie Workshop

Vendor, Menagerie Workshop
Menagerie Workshop will have a number of pre-made partial fursuits for sale at their booth as well as tails, paws and other accessories. We are currently OPEN for fursuit commissions and will be available to answer any questions you may have about commissioning us at our booth.


Sunday November 12, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Compass East (3) The Renaissance Seattle 515 Madison St. Seattle, WA 98104

10:00am

Kigu Design with Apoxon
Learn all about how to make Kigus from Apoxon.

Sunday November 12, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Compass North (3) The Renaissance Seattle 515 Madison St. Seattle, WA 98104

11:00am

Advanced Tail Design
How to create exotic and advanced species tale patterns.
Advanced mounting techniques utilizing specialty materials such as themaloplastics and leather.
Working with complex markings and shapes

Guest Panelists

Sunday November 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Compass East (3) The Renaissance Seattle 515 Madison St. Seattle, WA 98104

11:00am

Maintenance and Refurbishing of Costumes
How to keep your costume sparkly clean and give it new life through the refurbishment process. This workshop will discuss and demonstrate stain removal, brushing, and how to remove creases or wrinkles from faux fur. Also discussed will be washing and drying methods and costume modifications and refurbishment for aesthetics or repair. Advanced costume care and grooming products used in Hollywood production films will also be presented.

Guest Panelists
avatar for Cosmic

Cosmic

Panelist
avatar for Hogwash

Hogwash

Volunteer
avatar for Matrices

Matrices

Panelist / Vendor, Matrices.net
Matrices is an artist, tailor, and crafter offering unique and useful balaclavas, costume parts, accessories, patterns, decals, and cartoony illustrations.


Sunday November 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Compass South (3) The Renaissance Seattle 515 Madison St. Seattle, WA 98104

12:00pm

Anthropomorphic Costume Parts and How to Use Them
Learn how to install antlers, horns and saber teeth. Learn the best techniques for sturdy mounting and enjoy a discussion about how the shape, color and texture of various accessories affects the perceived personality and attributes of the character.

Guest Panelists
avatar for Ciara

Ciara

Panelist, Dream Vision Creations
avatar for DreamVision Creations

DreamVision Creations

Vendor, DreamVision Creations
Manufacturers of parts and pieces for do-it-yourself costume builders. Head blanks, fursuit making parts and electronics.
avatar for Flurry

Flurry

Panelist


Sunday November 12, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Compass East (3) The Renaissance Seattle 515 Madison St. Seattle, WA 98104

1:00pm

Zippers, Closure Hooks, Buttons, Snaps and Magnets
Learn the right way to mount a zipper and hide it well. We will also cover closure hooks, buttons, snaps and magnets.

Guest Panelists
avatar for Menagerie Workshop

Menagerie Workshop

Vendor, Menagerie Workshop
Menagerie Workshop will have a number of pre-made partial fursuits for sale at their booth as well as tails, paws and other accessories. We are currently OPEN for fursuit commissions and will be available to answer any questions you may have about commissioning us at our booth.


Sunday November 12, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Compass East (3) The Renaissance Seattle 515 Madison St. Seattle, WA 98104

2:30pm

Introduction to 3D Printing
Grey Tiger will walk you through the process of converting your art to something that can be 3D printed and actually demoing the technology. He will discuss the different types of printers, materials, tools, costs, software, scanning, safety and 3D printing terms.

Guest Panelists

Sunday November 12, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Compass North (3) The Renaissance Seattle 515 Madison St. Seattle, WA 98104

2:30pm

Plantigrade Bodysuit Patterning
Learn the ins and outs of making pattern for a plantigrade bodysuit. This is a body for a costume that fits a human shape without additional padding. This is a great body style for beginners. Learn techniques on how to create prototype patterns for tailored fitting, and how to machine-sew your faux fur.

Panel Support
avatar for Cookie

Cookie

Volunteer
Hey! My name is Cookie Cutter! If you have any oreos, PLEASE give them to me :)

Guest Panelists
avatar for Matrices

Matrices

Panelist / Vendor, Matrices.net
Matrices is an artist, tailor, and crafter offering unique and useful balaclavas, costume parts, accessories, patterns, decals, and cartoony illustrations.


Sunday November 12, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Compass East (3) The Renaissance Seattle 515 Madison St. Seattle, WA 98104

3:30pm

Eye Construction and Materials
It is said that "emotion and feelings are communicated through the eyes." Eyes are a very important part of any costume.

Topics Include:
How eye shape affects the end user experience.
Computer aided layout.
Toony eye material selection - from interface materials to metallic meshes.
How to achieve the "follow-me" eye style.
Painting and pigmentation techniques.
Realistic taxidermy eyes.

Guest Panelists
avatar for Rachel Bock

Rachel Bock

Panelist
avatar for Crystacian

Crystacian

Panelist


Sunday November 12, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Compass East (3) The Renaissance Seattle 515 Madison St. Seattle, WA 98104

5:30pm

Digitigrade and Padded Bodysuit Workshop
Do you want your costume critter to have more shape and hide the human form? Learn intermediate and advanced techniques to create and pattern dynamic body shaping that is much more animalistic, so your character can have the illusion of standing on its toes, or other body forms.

Guest Panelists
avatar for Kandorin Creations

Kandorin Creations

Panelist / Vendor
Kandorin Creations (We sell finished realistic fursuits and resin bases)
avatar for Matrices

Matrices

Panelist / Vendor, Matrices.net
Matrices is an artist, tailor, and crafter offering unique and useful balaclavas, costume parts, accessories, patterns, decals, and cartoony illustrations.


Sunday November 12, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Compass East (3) The Renaissance Seattle 515 Madison St. Seattle, WA 98104