Cosplay Materials 101

Want to get into cosplay but don’t know where to start?

Overwhelmed by the wide variety of materials available to you? Our panel of experienced costumers & prop makers will give an overview of the materials that are out there and give tips on how best to get started with them. This panel will touch on foam, thermoplastics (Worbla, Wonderflex, etc.), fabric, sculpting & casting, leather, wood, and PVC.


Tori McKenna [Artist / Cosplayer, Cool By Proxy Productions], Josh Phelan [Prop Maker / Cosplayer, Cool By Proxy Productions], Jay Justice [Editor / Artist / Cosplayer, Jay Justice], Ashley Ruhl [Ruby Commando Costumes]