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Cosplay 101: How to get started

April 5, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Class Description

Have you ever wanted to make your own costumes but don't know where to start? Do you enjoy pop culture and comic conventions and would like to start wearing your own costumes to them? In this workshop you will learn from a seasoned cosplayer about the process of planning, budgeting and creating a costume. You will then get to plan your own costume from scratch with the guidance of a professional. This workshop is a companion to the Sewing Basics/Sewing 101 workshop that will be running from 1.30 to 3.30. It is not essential that you attend both, but highly advised as it will give you a rounded base of knowledge to start your costume project.


You will learn: how to plan, source, budget and start creating a costume from the ground up. If you have brought a reference image for a costume you would like to make in the future, then you will leave with a fully planned costume ready to be made.


What is provided: Writing and reference material.


What you need to bring: Please bring a couple of reference photos of a costume you would like to work on in the future. This can be a costume from TV/movie/comics/anime/video games/graphic novels/manga/etc or a costume you have designed yourself. If you don't have any ideas, then don't stress, it will not affect your experience as it will only mean that you wont have a costume plan to take home for yourself. An example will be given to you on the day so that you can put your new knowledge into practice with the help of the instructor. If you do not have access to a printer, just bring your images in on a USB and we can print them for you on the day. Also, you may want to bring a note pad to take notes or write any of your ideas, otherwise extra paper will be provided on the day.

You must wear enclosed footwear.


Suitable for: Teens and adults. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.


Workshop presenter: Chantelle Norton (details of our workshop presenters can befound on the About Us page of our website).


Cancellation Policy: As we purchase materials based on the number of attendees for each workshop we are unable to refund tickets. We do welcome you to pass your ticket to a friend to come in your place. Please email us if you do wish to change the name on the ticket. In the event that the class is cancelled by Hobbymedo, fees will be refunded or alternative dates offered.



What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

If you wish to use public transport to get to this event, please visit Translink. Off-street customer car parking is available at 75 Redland Bay Road - just follow the driveway around the back of the Baby Bunting store.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email: info@hobbymedo.com.au / Phone: 07 3161 1485 / Visit: www.hobbymedo.com.au / Message us on Facebook


Will this class be offered at other times?

Further classes will be scheduled depending on demand. You are welcome to email us with your preferred days and times for workshops. We also welcome requests for particular workshops.


Where do I purchase tickets?

You can purchase tickets for this event by following this link: Eventbrite workshop tickets



April 5, 2017
11:00 am - 12:30 pm


07 3161 1485


Shop 4, 75 Redland Bay Road
Capalaba, Qld 4157 Australia
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07 3161 1485

Group activities: We are happy to accommodate group bookings and work with you to create a special event for your group

Workshops: Our scheduled workshops are listed in our calendar of events. Please feel free to put forward your suggestions and ideas for workshops or if you are interested in using our facilities to run your own workshop.

Project ideas – List of suggestions for projects you may like to do at our centre:

  • Whirligigs
  • Wooden bowls
  • Timber 3D pictures
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • Diorama
  • Jewellery
  • And the list goes on and on

  • Windmills
  • Cushion covers
  • Picture frames
  • Leather belts, wallets, coasters, coolers
  • Dreamcatchers
  • Sculptures