Category: Panels and workshops
This panel is all about everyone’s right to feel safe when participating in cosplay and convention culture. Robin Aronsson is educated in norm-criticim within RFSU and was head of the equal treatment initiative at Närcon in 2015. Here he will talk about subjects such as Cosplay is not Consent, discrimination and harassment within the community and how to handle uncomfortable situations both when they happen to ourselves and when we witness it happen to someone else.
This is part of Banzaicon and Rounin Events “ConPositive” Campaign.
This is a lecture on the connection between gender nonconforming identities and cosplay. Robin Aronsson, who is educated in norm-criticism within RFSU and was head of the equal treatment initiative at Närcon in 2015 will talk about what trans is (and is not), and what dressing up as fictional characters has to do with it.
This is part of Banzaicon and Rounin Events “CosPositive” Campaign.
What is Remus Lupins favourite chocolate? What sort of product does James Potter use to keep his hair so casually flawless? Who was Sirius Black shagging behind that statue on the fifth floor last week? And just how does Peter Pettigrew put up with it all? Don’t miss this chance to ask the real, important questions of your favourite mischief makers.
Mitternacht Cosplay and Rake Makes Cosplay/SFX are both from Sweden, where they have been involved in cosplay for about a decade. Mitternacht studies preschool-teaching, but otherwise works as a makeup artist, blogger and cosplay promoter and reviewer for various companies. Rake Makes is a certified CAD (Computer aided design) engineer and active member of the 3D printing community who often does cosplay comissions on his free time.
This powercouple has won several awards at various cosplay events, both have competed in the Swedish Cosplay Championship, and Mitternacht has represented Sweden in the Nordic Cosplay Championship. Additionally they are both experienced contest judges and cosplay panellists, skills which we are very lucky to have them share with us Banzaicon, where they will be hosting several panels:
- 3D-Printing and cosplay – black magic or reality?
- Cosplay and social media – How to navigate the internet and get your name known online
- Cosplay Makeup – Bodypaint, contouring and face paint
See more of their work at:
Photos by Christer Gustafsson
Have you ever wanted to learn how to change your facial shape to look more similar to a certain character? Or what kind of makeup is best for body paint? What’s the difference between creme makeup, grease makeup and alcohol makeup? How does contouring work? How do you use makeup to your advantage while crossplaying?
In this panel Mitternacht Cosplay and Rake Makes will walk you through the best ways to use both common and uncommon makeup methods to completely transform yourself for cosplay. They will talk about different brands of makeup, techniques, areas of use as well as some tips and tricks to help you up your cosplay makeup-game! At the end of the lecture there is room for questions and to get advice on your own upcoming makeup projects!
3D-printing has been around for a while, but it is only recently that is has gotten popular among cosplayers and other mortals alike. But what is 3D-printing? And how can it be used for good cosplay?
3D-printing can be a great asset for any cosplayer, specifically for making props, accessories and details. This lecture will explain some of the key concepts of 3D-printing, how to get started and some tips and tricks in general! You will learn about some 3D-modelling programs you can use, how to print, and what you can print!
RakeMakes has been a cosplayer for roughly ten years and is a certified CAD (Computer Aided Design) technician. He has been 3D-printing for a few years now and wants to share some information about how you can incorporate it into cosplay.
More from RakeMakes can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/RakeMakes/
How do you as a cosplayer reach a lot of people online? What is the best way to display your cosplay on different sites? How do ads work? What is a YouTube partnership? Exactly how many hashtags are acceptable to use on Instagram?
All these questions and more will be answered in this lecture where Mitternacht Cosplay and RakeMakes will guide you through the inns and outs of using the internet as a cosplayer. They will walk you through the most common social media sites and give advice on what, how and when to post to use them all as effectively as possible and reach out to a large audience. Topics will also include dealing with ads and sponsors, the do’s and don’ts of online behaviour and how to deal with online hate and trolls.
Photos by Christer Gustafsson
Ravn Cotino is a professional sculptor, fabricator and mould-maker with a degree in technical arts and special effects from Wimbledon College. He is also the first ever winner of the Nordic Cosplay Championship!
In this panel he will guide you through various methods of achieving different kinds of metal effects for armour, props and weapons. There will be a demonstration of basic methods like dry brushing and weathering, as well as some more advanced techniques like gold/silver-leafing for a high polished metal effect, rust effects, realistic battle damage and how to imitate specific metals like iron and bronze.
Ever wanted a stubble for cosplay but been unable to grow one? Here’s your chance! At Ingridbeast’s stubble-stand you can drop in and get your very own stubble done. Or, if you’re not in he mood for a beard at the moment, pop by and listen as she explains the process so you can try it for yourself later.
Cosplay is made up from the two words “costume” and “play”, and in this interactive workshop with Ingridbeast, you get to learn techniques and tips to help you get into character!