Do-It-Yourself Halloween Cosplay Class
at The Leonardo – October 17, 2014 (CLASS COMPLETE)

The arrival of fall brings with it many exciting things: cooler weather, haunted houses and a new batch of Salt Lake Comic Con Cosplay Classes! Our first fall cosplay class will be held on October 17 at The Leonardo in Salt Lake City. The course will run from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. and, along with several awesome workshops, will also include time for mingling and light appetizers. Come learn new makeup techniques with Fear Factory artist Ash Sweetring, perfect your pirate outfit with Jen McGrew, turn everyday objects into creative costumes with Justina Parsons-Bernstein and discover the art of princess cosplay while working on dresses and crowns with Melissa Spencer. Tickets are $20 per person and space is limited, so secure your spot now!

Class Schedule:

6pm-6:15pm: Mingling and Food in the Auditorium Lobby
6:15pm-6:30pm: Introduction in the Auditorium
6:30pm-7:00pm: Workshop (1)
7:00pm-7:30pm: Workshop (2)
7:30pm-8:00pm: Workshop (3)
8:00pm-8:30pm: Workshop (4)
8:30pm-9:00pm: Workshop (5)


Cosplay Workshops:

Tips and Techniques for Cardboard in Props and Weapons

Production designer and props expert Hraefn (pronounced “Raven”) Wulfson shares some of the processes for creating elaborate, realistic props using cardboard, paper, wood glue and woodfiller putty.

Bringing Out Your Inner Zombie with Barbra Mikkelsen

Tips and effects for spooky fun with Barbra, veteran hair and makeup stylist. Whether for your party, trick-or-treating or scaring your mom, you’ll enjoy these tricks.

Spooktacular Faces with Amanda Kay Carrington

Fear Factory makeup artist Amanda Kay Carrington demonstrates scary makeup you’ll want to try.

Top-Notch Hat Tricorning from Jennifer McGrew

Tips and techniques from Jennifer McGrew for tricorning (yes it’s a verb) your own hat into high pirate or steampunk style. We’ll be randomly giving away a few hats you to tricorn, garnish and wear. We’ll cover some basics, too, about hat-blocking, forming and reshaping your hats to use for different looks. A few slides, a handout and some hands-on action. Jump in or just watch.

Nonprofit Info from SewMuchHope

A representative from Sewmuchhope will bring information and a sample of their work. SMH specializes in retrofitting side-mount motorized machines with customized hand crank mechanisms, so the machines can be used in areas without electricity! This organization sponsors microbusiness in Africa and gets machines into the hands of those in rural areas and in need of economic opportunity. You’ll be amazed at this democratization of technology and maybe in your own basement or garage, your family has a machine that can be retrofitted, too!

Perennial Pirate Favorites from Davey Stevenson

Tips and techniques for leatherwork, handstitching, layout and design for pirate eye patches and accessories from Salt Lake Pride Center’s Communication Director, Davey Stevenson.


Cosplay Class Halloween21Evermore Park is sponsoring
Halloween Cosplay Class Scholarships!

Evermore Park is offering Cosplay Class Scholarships to 25 lucky fans who have fallen on hard times. Evermore Park and Salt Lake Comic Con realize that times are tough and want to offer the great people of the Utah area a chance to participate in our awesome class no matter their circumstances.

Please comment below and tell us why you think you should be the recipient of our Cosplay Class Scholarship: