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Cosplay Costume Creations - Summer 2016

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Mon, 6/20/2016 - Fri, 6/24/2016
Please note: this event occurred in the past!

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Summer Camp

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Dates & Times

June 20 -24, 2016, from 1pm - 4pm 

About Cosplay Costume Creations

Ever wanted to make your own costume? Then this is the camp for you! In this camp, attendees will learn about different types of foam and thermoplastics, how to work with them, and will test them in fun ways to learn more about their properties and uses. Campers will be introduced to a different material each day and the types of tools that can be used to work with the material. We will then use the new material to produce a piece of a set of armor using templates, small hand tools (such as box cutters), and smaller power tools (palm sander, dremel). Additionally, we will cover basic machine and tool safety. Campers are expected to get dirty so dress accordingly!

Learning Process and Outcomes

Basic tool safety, materials and properties, Creative thinking, rapid prototyping, design principles: integrity and function

Take-Home Creations

One or more costume-armor parts

Participation Details

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Required Ages: 11+
  • Required # of Participants: 6-15

Note: Participants will learn tool safety as part of this workshop. Participants will not operate any large power tools but may use hot glue guns, scissors, Xacto knives or box cutters. Staff assisting youth with the workshop may make use of a dremel, palm sander, heat gun, scroll saw, or hot wire foam cutter..

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