Category: Cosplay and costumes
Hetalians and people of Banzai, have you ever had a question only a nation could answer? Well this is your chance to ask it! Bring your questions and come along to CosGame Production’s Hetalia – Ask a nation panel!
By now most cosplayers know of worbla, that magical substance that somehow turns from cookie dough-looking sheets to amazing armours and props once a cosplayer gets their hands on it. But not everyone has had the chance to try it for themselves, and starting a project with a material you have never worked with before can be daunting. That is why we are hosting a worbla workshop! Here you will get to experiment with worbla for yourself, with expert guidance from the amazing Pharamony.
The workshop will be held on Sunday, and there are a limited number of spaces available. If you want to secure yourself a spot, head to the activity stand at any time before the event.
This workshop is held in collaboration with Nerdeportalen, Norways supplier of Worbla and other thermoplastics and cosplay materials, who are very kindly donating the materials for the event.
We have heaps of talented cosplayers coming from Denmark this year. Next in line are Stickweed and Mirazie!
Stickweeds Crafting and Cosplay has gotten a lot of experience since he began cosplaying in 2013, especially when it comes to armour. He’s even started working as an armour designer for Epic Armoury. He’s made it far in competitions, and was the winner of Dreamhack 2015 and the 2nd place winner in this years NCC! Appart from thi he has a weakness for icecream, high flame resistance and is rumoured to be the king of Saturn, though this is unconfirmed. His colleagues call him the worbla princess (banzaicon approves and encourages the use of this nickname)
His main material is steel, and that’s what he’s here to talk about in his panel. He will also be one of the judges in our cosplay contest, along with Mirazie Cosplay
Mirazie is all about the fun and good times when it comes to cosplay. She also happens to be incredibly talented, and enjoys spending hours crafting intricate details. She also has a passion for performance, and has previously represented Denmark in the European Cosplay Gathering and twice at the China Super Cosplay Show.
Photo Credit: Michael La-Cour & Polly Cosplay Photography
Are you an Armour nerd? Want to try forging steel armour but don’t know where to start? Then this might be the panel for you! A basic panel that will go through safety, tools and techniques, that might help you to make your own metal armour!
Hosted by Stickweed and Mirazie
The CosCast take to the stage along with a selection of cosplay guests from all around the nordic region. Since this is a talkshow there will be talking, specifically on the topic of cosplay in the various northern countries. There may also be a game or two and some impro cosplay involved, so make sure you catch it!
The CosCast also hosts the Cosplay Quiz.
Moley’s gotten a real bigboy dayjob, and he’s bringing it back to Banzaicon. He’ll show you ways to use various free programs to model in 2d and 3d, and how to prepare files for laser cutting and 3d printing. Everything you need to know to apply these techniques to your creative endeavours.
We are very happy to welcome two wonderfully talented Norwegian cosplayers as our guests, namely Santatory and Timeforlemontea. They are both experienced cosplayers with a number of stunning works in their portfolio, especially when it comes to sewing. And, luckily for us they are here to share some of that skill! They will be holding panels on the following topics:
So you’ve decided you want to cosplay a certain character. Now what? This panel leads you thought the long and winding road from deciding on a character, researching and finding references and choosing the right materials and techniques for your project. In short, how to make the best possible plan, and how to actually follow through with it.