Costuming Programming
 
Location: North 231a

How Rocky Horror Costuming has changed over the years, who and where are the best places and people to get Rocky Horror Costuming. Featuring members of Broadway Bound and Gagged!

(pictured: Valley Art, Tempe, 1979)

who'll be here
  • Kelley Lester
  • Sure Leigh Kahn
 
Location: North 231bc

Sewing is a complex art and there is always room to improve. We'll teach you how to measure & draft custom patterns, use draping to match character design elements, and how to fit your costume exactly. Learn tips for sewing stretch & latex fabrics, and address reinforcing structure with batting, boning & interfacing. Techniques will be applied to the cosplay, Steampunk, and Fantasy genres to name a few, so everyone can learn from this presentation. Come learn from House Lionheart some of the most complex techniques that any costume junkie needs in their arsenal.

who'll be here
  • House Lionheart (4 panelists)
 
Location: South 166

Learn how to design then create a horror character in full makeup from scratch. Covering sculpting, molding, and casting of custom prosthetic pieces.

John has worked various haunted attractions across the country including Autumn Nightmare in Syracuse NY, The Haunted Mortuary in New Orleans LA and The Nest here in Phoenix AZ, he has also worked on indie films and web series such as Surviving the Zombie Plague and Blood Tweekers web series and currently (April through June 2014) Constitution of the Dead expected to be submitted to Sundance for 2015. John was also part of a Raw Natural Born Artists Showcase in January 2013 in Phoenix.

who'll be here
  • John Frye
 
Location: North 232bc

Affordable Costuming 101, presented by TNXBCreations and Todd Cook Designs, will guide you during this hour on how to costume with a budget, focusing on the re-purposing of found items and where to find inexpensive fabrics to make truly outstanding costumes.

We will focus on key points in the construction of a costume on a budget. Step by step, we will show examples of how to create elaborate and awe-inspiring costumes by using found items and inexpensive materials. During this panel, hints, tips, and sources will be shared on where to find and acquire materials for your cosplay while on a tight budget.

who'll be here
  • Thomas Boyer
 
Location: South 155-158

You like battles and magic? Amtgard is a garbed historical fighting and magic group, using safe padded medieval style weapons. For youths 8-18 years old, try your hand against our seasoned fighters. We will have hands on fighting, along with a Q&A.

who'll be here
  • Amtgard (18 panelists)
 
Location: North 232bc
Come help the Arizona Avengers celebrate their 5th year both at Phoenix Comicon and serving the community by attending charity & community events year round. The AzA are a labor of love, of Marvel Comics-based costuming & the hope to make a difference. 
 
They started with 4 members locally and are now over 50 members in AZ, with over 200 members countrywide as part of three different chapters around the country, all with one simple goal - to bring the love of comics and costuming to the world at large while bringing smiles to children & adults alike. Join them in celebrating the first five years and perhaps a start of the next five and beyond.
who'll be here
 

The Arizona Avengers are back and looking for more future Avengers! Come see if you have with it takes throwing Thor's hammer, Captain Americas shield, and Hawkeye's bow- and become one of Arizonas mightiest heros!

who'll be here
 

The Arizona Avengers are back and looking for more future Avengers! Come see if you have with it takes throwing Thor's hammer, Captain Americas shield, and Hawkeye's bow- and become one of Arizonas mightiest heros!

who'll be here
 

Want to be your favorite character? Don't want to spend a small fortune trying to find it online in your size? Want to do it as cost effectively as possible? Come learn the basics of machine-based costume creation. Covers: basics of the sewing machine, how to use your two most basic stitches and how to use a pattern. Techniques will be applied to the cosplay, steampunk and fantasy genres just to name a few. Whether you have never sewn or been sewing for awhile, House Lionheart promises to teach you something new.

who'll be here
  • House Lionheart (5 panelists)
 

Battlefield Live AZ wants you and your team to compete in the First Annual USA CLAN WAR. For decades clan wars in the UK have determined who reigns as the number one team, who is the best of the best...Why should the UK have all the fun? Now is the time to step up and show us what you've got.

Special Event Registration Required $60 per team. 
Note: You must register in advance to participate in the Clan War Tournament.

We are looking for genre' clans. Like Whovians vs Trekkies, Star Trek vs. Star Wars, etc....

Five (5) players on the field per team and one (1) player in reserve. DOMINATION is the name of the game. Can your team hold king of the hill for 5 minutes? Step up and show us how it's done. The winning team will receive membership passes to the 2015 Phoenix Comicon (provided by Battlefield Live AZ) and complimentary entry into the 2015 Clan War to defend their title.

Show us your team spirit, show us your skills, show us your sportsmanship.

Join the BFLAZ Army Today. 
www.BattlefieldLiveAZ.com
www.facebook.com/BFLAZ

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

Battlefield Live AZ wants you and your team to compete in the First Annual USA CLAN WAR. For decades clan wars in the UK have determined who reigns as the number one team, who is the best of the best...Why should the UK have all the fun? Now is the time to step up and show us what you've got.

Special Event Registration Required $60 per team. 
Note: You must register in advance to participate in the Clan War Tournament.

We are looking for genre' clans. Like Whovians vs Trekkies, Star Trek vs. Star Wars, etc....

Five (5) players on the field per team and one (1) player in reserve. DOMINATION is the name of the game. Can your team hold king of the hill for 5 minutes? Step up and show us how it's done. The winning team will receive membership passes to the 2015 Phoenix Comicon (provided by Battlefield Live AZ) and complimentary entry into the 2015 Clan War to defend their title.

Show us your team spirit, show us your skills, show us your sportsmanship.

Join the BFLAZ Army Today. 
www.BattlefieldLiveAZ.com
www.facebook.com/BFLAZ

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 232bc

Ever see an awesome costume and think “Hey, I totally need that in my life” only to later find out you’d be on the hook for big bucks (that you don’t have) to buy it? Make it yourself, and make it cheap. Learn tips and tricks, plus many shortcuts to making great looking costumes for very little money. This panel will cover things such as “Kit Bash” guns and other Con-friendly weapons. Scratch building, painting and weathering techniques. Sourcing materials and those hard to find items. Need a quick suit of armor? I’ll show you how to get it done. Need that extra “Wow” factor for a current costume? I’ll show the most cost effective solutions for some quick awesome.

Kurt has been making costumes since grade school. Worked through several haunted houses, including a stint as casting director for “Alice Cooper’s Nightmare” in Phoenix, and most recently been seen at many Conventions and events around the state as a Predator, Mr. Freeze, a Colonial Marine and a rather large Klingon named Karg. Joining in the discussion is Caitlin Fluck who has been seen as a Predator, an Orion Slave Girl, a Colonial Marine, Catwoman and Mr. Freeze’s Henchgirl."

who'll be here
  • Kurt Colin
  • Quinn Lindemood
  • Shawn Lindemood
  • The Desert Destroyers Clan
 

"The Desert Destroyers, Az Predator Clan" have been around for several years & have been steadily picking up new Hunters every year. We've appeared at Cons and events around AZ and will be presenting build techniques, animatronics, sculpting and casting tips as well as how to build “on the cheap”.

Presenters include Kurt Colin who is a “basher” and specializes in budget building. Shawn Lindemood who is a sculptor, caster and animatronics builder. Caitlin Fluck who is a budget builder and does foam construction. Tim Vandenover, builder, hunter, collaborator and all around good guy. Mike Arvizu, Madalorian Merc, builder and collaborator. Glendon Taylor, support specialist, archivist and collaborator.

who'll be here
  • Glendon Taylor
  • Kurt Colin
  • Quinn Lindemood
  • Shawn Lindemood
  • The Desert Destroyers Clan
  • Tim VanDenover
 
Location: North 231bc

Ever wonder what Ivy smells like? Does she dream of rainbows and unicorns or of the rule of Doom over earth? Can she really fly? Is there any truth behind the rumors that she is really a cat? If you've ever wondered how the Legion of Doomkitty came to be or have burning questions, then you don't want to miss this one!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

Join Dawn as she discusses how to dress a celebrity and make them shine for any Hollywood event. The art of celebrity dressing is no easy task. With all cameras on deck, it's important to understand the artist's needs and how to create a look for them that will be timeless.

Dawn will share with you her experiences and even a few of her trade secrets.

PS ... but not all of them ;)

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

Learn how to become a monster with the professionals at United Zombies of America. Learn how to scare your family and friends or just have fun. Great acting, learn to be wickedly scary and be the most monster you can be!

who'll be here
  • United Zombies of America (UZA) (2 panelists)
 

Learn how to become a monster with the professionals at United Zombies of America. Learn how to scare your family and friends or just have fun. Great acting, learn to be wickedly scary and be the most monster you can be!

who'll be here
  • United Zombies of America (UZA) (2 panelists)
 

How to make it in Hollywood without selling your soul to the devil. Dawn will offer an inside look into the business of costume design and how to become successful without compromising your artistic integrity. Before the magic begins, the contracts need to be signed. Don't sell your craft short, learn how to legally protect your art and how to successfully negotiate your deal, pre and post representation.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

Featuring original costumes that Dawn created for The Devil's Carnival, American Horror Story (title sequence), and recent feature, Lost in Austin. She will also share illustrations (Lucas Culshaw) of the costumes for the feature Lost in Austin, Slipknot (Art Director: Shawn Crahan) and Marilyn Manson.

Dawn will discuss the full process of costume design and how working with the Director and Actors helps bring life to a character's wardrobe.

This is going to be an amazing panel for all aspiring Costume Designers.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of the Sun

Join host Chris Gore for a night of Cosplay Comedy. See some of the best comedians in the nerd universe dressed as your favorite characters from Star Wars, Marvel and DC doing stand up comedy like you've never seen before! It's geektastic fun!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 230

You've taken home your very first commercial pattern, you take it out of the envelope and unfold that thin tissue paper and wonder what the heck it all means! What are these symbols? Which line do I cut on? Why did this cost $16??? Come learn all this and more as we teach you how to read a commercial pattern!

who'll be here
  • Cookieplay Productions (3 panelists)
 

Need a convincing corpse for you next cosplaying or movie project but have a next to nothing budget and hardly any time to make it? We will show a step by step demo on how to turn a cheap Halloween skeleton into a thing of terror!

who'll be here
  • Natalia Lopez
 
Come see the Cosplayers from all walks of life showcase their talent and creativity at the Cosplay Fashion Show.
 
Interested in modeling and showing off your unique take on your favorite character, contact kelley.lester@phoenixcomicon.com with the subject "fashion show".
who'll be here
  • Fashion Show Models
 
Location: North 232bc

Whether you're big, tall, or small, cosplay is definitely for you! Learn how to obtain confidence in the costumes you wear. Discover ways to alter clothes and patterns to fit your shape. If you want to cosplay then you'll have a grand time!

who'll be here
  • Bo E.
  • Katerina E.
  • MaryAnne E.
 

Whether you're big, tall, or small, cosplay is definitely for you! Learn how to obtain confidence in the costumes you wear. Discover ways to alter clothes and patterns to fit your shape. If you want to cosplay then you'll have a grand time

who'll be here
  • Bo E.
  • Katerina E.
  • MaryAnne E.
 
Location: North 232a

This is where we can all come together, with questions and anything else that you don't know about Cosplay?! Wait, what is cosplay you ask?! Jump on in; join The Show Off as she takes you thru the steps of cosplaying! FOR BEGINNERS!

who'll be here
  • Soupernatural! (4 panelists)
 

So do you think that you have what it takes to be an Intermediate? Well stop on in. Figure out the do's & dont's and get some helpful hints on when & where to show off your skills, and make things just right! Stop on in, cosplay friends and family, no judging, just fun!

who'll be here
  • Soupernatural! (4 panelists)
 
Comic books, anime, and video games don't offer costumes for kids. Learn how to alter clothing and patterns to make cosplay comfortable and fun for young cosplayers. Our panelists have over 25 years of experience making cosplay costumes for all ages
who'll be here
  • Katerina E.
 

Many characters in comic books, anime, and video games don't offer any costumes for kids. Discover ways to alter clothing and patterns to help make the cosplay comfortable and fun for young cosplayers. Our panelists have over 25 years of experience making cosplay costumes for both children and adults.

who'll be here
  • Katerina E.
 

In this panel we will talk to you about Cosplay from the skin out. How to choose the proper undergarments to make the most of your body & your Cosplay costume. Also, we will discuss cleaning, maintenance & storage of cosplay costumes so they last.

Brought to you by Lady Ember Brennen Sparks, experienced cosplayer and professional costume designer and makeup artist.

who'll be here
  • Kay Townsend
 

Learn from our pain. A panel of experienced Cosplayers tell you about their hard lessons learned from wearing a costume at a con. We will talk about the considerations beyond wearing the costume. Where do you put your phone? How to stay hydrated? How are you going to get to the bathroom? How to eat in your costume? What’s a Handler? Many of these untold mysteries will be revealed and discussed. Featuring Lady Ember Brennan Sparks, Commander Holly, and Steampunk Boba Fett!

who'll be here
  • Holly Conrad
  • John Strangeway
  • Kay Townsend
 

Are you just starting out, not sure where to start or even who to cosplay as? Come learn from our group; some members have been cosplaying for years & some are just starting out, like you! Fun & excitement, ending with a mini game with a prize!

who'll be here
  • ADHD cosplay (4 panelists)
 

Starting off in such a heavy-hitting cosplay world can be intimidating, but there's plenty of help! Anabel Martinez, a cosplay event coordinator and founder of Men vs Cosplay, has worked with cosplayers ranging from novice to experts for a variety of events and can help you whether you're just starting out, or want to get your cosplay out into the world.

who'll be here
  • Allen Amis
  • Anabel Martinez
  • Bill Doran
 
Location: West 213

Are you a Costumer and need a break from the public? Well this is the place!

Did your costume just get stepped on and a piece broke right before you're headed to an event?? Come by the Cosplay Medic Station!! We can help!!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 213

Are you a Costumer and need a break from the public? Well this is the place!

Did your costume just get stepped on and a piece broke right before you're headed to an event?? Come by the Cosplay Medic Station!! We can help!!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 213

Are you a Costumer and need a break from the public? Well this is the place!

 

Did your costume just get stepped on and a piece broke right before you're headed to an event?? Come by the Cosplay Medic Station!! We can help!!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 213

Are you a Costumer and need a break from the public? Well this is the place!

Did your costume just get stepped on and a piece broke right before you're headed to an event?? Come by the Cosplay Medic Station!! We can help!!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 231a
Cosplay and prop making is becoming a huge hobby. Pros Bill Doran and Holly Conrad are here to show you how to take your skills to the next level. Learn the tools, materials, and techniques that you will employ to create props that will make your cosplay stand out from the crowd. 
 
Cosplay is exploding these days! Everyone wants to join in on the excitement, making fun and elaborate costumes to wear to the next big convention. What better way to accent your new cosplay then with an equally exceptional prop piece! Whether it's a sidearm, sword, or spear, our panel of professionals will help give you all the information you need to build the most amazing prop pieces in as little time as possible.
 
Expect tips and tricks that will add that extra bit of "wow" to your finished pieces as well as ample time for all of your crafting questions. 
who'll be here
  • Bill Doran
 
Location: West 213

Get ready for the Cosplay Scavenger Hunt! Are you up to hunt... cosplayers?! Come and challenge yourself to find cosplayers from all genres in the halls of PCC! Beginner, intermediate, and advanced hunters wanted!

Must be in Costume to participate!

 

Prizes to the top 3 finishers!!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 231bc
Cosplay is a fandom that takes characters and makes them real for us to love and enjoy. With the internet and mainstream media, we have ways to spread that fandom using the internet, TV, movies, etc. But is it bad or good? 
 
We're all fans of something, whether it be sports, comics, TV shows, movies, and the list goes on. Cosplay is one of these forms of fandom that takes characters we love and makes them real life interpretations for everyone to love and enjoy. With the internet and mainstream media, we have ways to spread that fandom using the internet, TV, movies, etc. But is it bad or good? Scary? Wrong? Or just for the fun of it? I'll be discussing these issues and more along with current issues within the Cosplay community.
 
Having experienced being in a reality show for Cosplay, I want to discuss my experiences, what I think about the future of this fandom, and what it means to be inclusive and welcoming when it comes to people joining this awesome hobby.  
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 231a

 The how to's of costuming! We'll help you with tips and tricks to make your costume look fabulous in under an hour! Makeup tips, how to make props, binding - everything you need to know! Presented by Snap Dragon Productions.

who'll be here
  • AmaraSama
  • SnapDragon Productions (2 panelists)
 

Join Allen Amis as he shares some of his coveted armor painting and weathering techniques in a live demonstration. Get the tips and tricks necessary to bring your armored cosplay to the next level- adding rust, battle damage, scorch marks, & more!

Allen Amis is an award winning and full-time costume builder.

who'll be here
  • Allen Amis
 

Take a look into the creation process of a costume, beginning with the actual concept (drawing) and then turning it into reality. Learn tips and tricks from Ivy Doomkitty on various materials that can be used to achieve your vision, as well as learn about modifications that can be made so that your 2D concept can translate well into the real world. Costuming samples will be on display (Notepad and pen recommended)

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

Unleash your imagination & learn to make professional quality masks in this interactive panel! Artists will demonstrate various mask-making techniques & teach you how to make personalized masks for your own costume using plaster bandage & paper clay.

The panel will be led by local artist legend Zarco Guerrero, who has devoted the last 30 years of his life to creating masks for theater, performance, and cultural displays. Zarco’s work has been featured during Phoenix Suns halftime events and cultural festivals for Japanese Matsuri Festival and Día de los Muertos, as well as an hour-long PBS documentary on his work, titled The Mask of El Zarco. He will be joined on stage by members of the Flow Ninjas: a group of parkour-enthusiasts-turned-cosplayers who regularly study mask-making under Zarco and perform at various cultural events and costume conventions.

 

who'll be here
  • Zarco Guerrero and the Flow Ninjas (4 panelists)
 

The Jaze's pride themselves in ensuring their costumes, props, photography, & digital artwork are as authentic as possible, so that once in costume they actually become the character! This panel will discuss the challenges of making those costumes & bringing a character to life.

Although a young company, social media recognition has skyrocketed Jaze Cosplay into one of the most fashionable cosplayers in the industry. Formed by husband and wife team Aime and Lance, JAZE COSPLAY understand the value in honorably and respectfully portraying the cosplay characters that they love and admire. Their level of commitment positively impacts the fans of those characters, which, in turn, brings them the joy and satisfaction of knowing they've succeeded in making that fans' dream of meeting that character a reality!

who'll be here
  • Aime Jaze
  • Lance Jaze
 
Location: North 231bc

House scarves, pastel pony hats & ears, magic wands, plushies & amigurumi - come see how our panelists have turned fabric, yarn, craft foam, and even cardboard boxes into excellent props for cosplay, or just cool things to have around!

who'll be here
  • Game Colt
  • Janice Tuerff
  • LeeAnn Jensen
  • Sure Leigh Kahn
 

Come meet the key sculptor of the T-Rex in the Jurassic Park film! Get a behind the scenes look at its creation from the very first clay prototype to the building & filming of the life-size animatronic T-Rex.

Visit: www.trcicstudio.com

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

You've seen Rel the Dalek all over Phoenix Comicon, now come see what it took to build her from the bottom up.

who'll be here
  • Nigel Strike
  • Pat Harper
 

The Department of Zombie Defense wants you!! Do you have what it takes to defend the citizens? Be a recruit in the DOZD boot camp to see if you have what it takes. Few will survive, many will turn! Oorah!! This event is for youth ages 15 and under.

who'll be here
  • Department of Zombie Defense (2 panelists)
 

The Department of Zombie Defense wants you!! Do you have what it takes to defend the citizens? Be a recruit in the DOZD boot camp to see if you have what it takes. Few will survive, many will turn! Oorah!!

who'll be here
  • Department of Zombie Defense (2 panelists)
 
Location: North 232bc
Do you want to build a snowman? Come be a part of our world! Learn to dress, talk, sing, and act like your favorite Disney characters! We will go over how to create those memorable Disney costumes, how to channel your inner Princess, and what it takes to truly be a Disney Royal.
 
Join your Royal Advisors as they walk you through this magical journey!
who'll be here
  • Elizabeth Skinner
  • Lisha Davis
  • Richard Schaefer
 
Join Elsa, Anna, and your favorite Princesses as you go through a magical journey! Learn to dress, talk, sing, and act like your favorite Disney characters! As we go over how to create memorable Disney costumes and what it takes to be a Disney Royal!
who'll be here
  • Elizabeth Skinner
  • More To The Story Entertainment (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 230

Are you interested in learning how to make chain mail (aka chainmaille)? Then this is the perfect panel/workshop hybrid for you. We will look at a few of the popular chainmail patterns and then everybody who buys a kit can make a piece of jewelry to take home. $10 each kit. Multiple patterns and colors available. Limited number of kits available for cash purchase at the door.



 
who'll be here
  • Ryan DeFusco
 

At Henry VIII's court, the nobility needed assistance getting dressed in the morning in order to look their best. Our panelists will discuss & demonstrate how Henry & wives would have gotten dressed each morning, and the help they needed to look so extravagant.

who'll be here
  • Betsy Ponce
  • Bill Jackson
  • Ferenc Feher
  • Frances Martinez
  • Jeremy Crews
  • Maridith Feher
  • Michelle Chirip
 
Location: North 230

Learn the basic techniques of duct tape costuming! An intro to the tips, tricks, & techniques of the tape trade. Covers how to make the simple things (like vests, jackets, and hats) as well as get into some of the trickier aspects of duct tape costuming, such as texture and shape. There will be a project at the end - bring a roll of tape to craft along!

who'll be here
  • Huntington Keith
 

You've heard of the Duck Tape prom dress competition- now there's a pop culture version! You've watched the Mythbusters make a boat with duck tape, armor should be cinch. Let your creative juices fly ... then cover them in tape! Hosted by none other than our Masquerade's own TD0013!

To give the judges time to deliberate, entertainment will be provided by Tom Tuerff. Later in the convention you'll see him MCing the "Talk Nerdy To Me: A Byte of Burlesque" shows on Friday night and Saturday afternoon. You may have already heard him at shows throughout the Valley; folk festivals, horror conventions, burlesque shows and a little radio show called Dr Demento

To get you started, here's some tutorials and inspiration (Note- your costume need not be 100% tape, you can cover fabric or cardboard with tape. Please make it MOSTLY duct tape, though!)

Get ideas on making tape clothing at Wikiehow's Make A Duct Tape Dress tutorial

Check out an article on this lovely Firefly couple at Costume Craze

Ohh look, a Princess Leia! She made it a mini-dress, but it's adorable.

Duct tape Disney group at Dragon*Con!

A very cool tutorial on duct tape boots.

(and then, after reading that, you'll think "Yeah, but how do I make one of those sweet Musketeer hats? Me too! Here ya go... )

Plus, the biggest question of all answered by Mental Floss: Is it Duck Tape or Duct Tape?

Titles awarded will include:
Most Amazing
Most Beautiful
Most Humorous
Most Applause (Audience Favorite)

Pre-registration is over. For last-minute entries, see the Costuming table to see if there's room. 

who'll be here
  • Holly Conrad
  • Huntington Keith
  • Janice Tuerff
  • Sure Leigh Kahn
 
Location: Renaissance Grand Ballroom

Have you earned a degree in evilness, but are looking for something more than just sidekickery? Are you eager to serve the Evil League of Evil, but do not meet the current education requirements? Join We Do The Weird Stuff and earn your PhD in Horribleness! We are now accepting applications for: Best Dr. Horrible Cosplay, Best Villain Cosplay, Best Couple Cosplay. Degrees for everyone and prizes for winners. Space is limited, so arrive early. Stick around after the ceremony to watch Dr. Horrible in a live-action shadow-cast

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Sewing cosplay can be one of the most frustrating hobbies on the planet. You have to consider everything from what patterns to pick to how you’re going to make that 6 foot scythe. However, it all starts with your fabric. Join Priapella Corp as we guide you through fabric selection and much more!

who'll be here
  • Anya Beam
  • Cecalie Diab
  • Kristin Gresenz
  • Madison West
  • Melissa McGue
 

Can you bend steel? Punch through walls? Lift tons? Fight crime with a batarang? See if you have what it takes to do the impossible and become a legend! Come join the Justice League Arizona as they make superheroes out of you!

who'll be here
 
Location: North 231bc

The whys of cosplay­: Why do we continue to cosplay & attend conventions? This panel is to serve as a reminder of good experiences in this sometimes­ stressful hobby. Come share and listen to stories reminding all of us of what makes it such a fun and worth­while experience!

who'll be here
  • AmaraSama  
  • AmaraSama
  • Jaime Wilson
  • Silver Prince Productions
 
Location: North 232bc

Brought to you by the lovely Scourge Sisters, join us for a regular Homestuck ask-the-characters panel. It will have a game show-esqe theme to it, where the audience participates and could even win prizes!

who'll be here
  • Scourge Sisters (2 panelists)
 

A panel of experts talk about their own Geek weddings while doling out advice on saving money here and there, as well as where to splurge.

who'll be here
  • Kelley Lester
  • Midnight Mayhem
  • Reverend Crystal Lloyd
 
Location: North 231bc

Local fundraising and volunteering club, Very Awesome Girls Into Nerdy Activities, are prepared to reveal our crafty secrets.  Come to our panel and learn how to use comic books in all kinds of crafting projects.  Plus, walk away with your very own picture frame to commemorate your PCC14 experience!

who'll be here
  • Blythe Feiring
  • Jessica Ridley
  • Margaret Paris-Vogt
  • Nicole Kriss
 

Didn't come to Comicon fresh from the grave but still want to roam the streets with the rest of the undead? Well we are here for you! Stop by and get zombified before the Walk! Sponsored by Easley's Fun Shop.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Didn't come to Comicon fresh from the grave but still want to roam the streets with the rest of the undead? Well we are here for you! Stop by and get zombified before the Walk! Sponsored by Easley's Fun Shop.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Imagine a world where few could read or write. How would you know if the armor-clad warrior approaching is friend or foe? In popular shows like Game of Thrones and The Tudors, plus games like Assassin's Creed and World of Warcraft, symbols are used to represent different factions. The use of symbols isn't limited to historical/fantasy, though. In comics such as Superman and Batman, symbols are used to represent the heroes, and sometimes the villians. In this panel we'll give a brief explanation of what heraldry is and how it's used in today's pop culture.

who'll be here
  • Brie' Johnson
  • Greg Johnson
  • Rose Johnson
 

No matter what your budget is, you can add lighting. We cover the spectrum from inexpensive off-the-shelf lights to custom-built microprocessor-controlled programmable LEDs.  It’s not just adding lights, it’s using them the make your costume come alive! Whether you are going for an organic or industrial look, adding the right illumination will take your costume to the next level.  I will show you the lights I’ve used, how I used them, and where to get them.

who'll be here
  • Jeff McDaniel
 

A surprising yet rapidly growing career field is the YouTube™ community. How do you make money on YouTube? How can you even become noticed on YouTube? MrCreepyPasta and CreepyRainbowPasta explain how to start, build and maintain your brand.

who'll be here
  • Chris Edmond
  • Megan Davis
 
Location: North 231a

Are you a cosplayer who wishes they could be better, but you don't have the skill, money, and/or time to get there? Then come on down and learn some easy tips to become a better cosplayer (without even trying)!

who'll be here
  • Cookieplay Productions (3 panelists)
 

A popular weapon seen in The Hunger Games but has its roots in the middle-ages! The knights from the Kingdom of Umbria are looking for new young knights. Set your sights on our targets and see if you're meant to carry the bow and arrow!

who'll be here
  • Kingdom of Umbria (3 panelists)
 

Cosplay is fun but it can be expensive when you’re starting out! Luckily, it doesn't have to be. Come learn to express yourself without maxing your AmEx. You too can bring your favorite characters to life! Whether you want to make your own outfits & props or purchase them, join Broken Doll Cosplay for a fantastical hour of cosplay madness!

who'll be here
  • Broken Doll Cosplay
 

Found a character you want to cosplay, but it's the opposite of the gender you actually are? While "gender-bent" costumes are fun, what if you'd rather be accurate? Join professional Male Illusionist Anson Reign & guests for clues, tips, and a Q&A.

who'll be here
  • Anson Reign
  • Dionysus Khaos
  • Libby Mueller
  • Pandora DeStrange
  • Victoria Bacon
 

You’ve got your costume down, your wig is fabulous, & you think you’ve done a great job. But can you go the extra mile and stay in-character as we throw you into wild situations? What is Batman’s drink order at Starbucks? How would Naruto react on a blind date with Deadpool? Join Priapella Corp as we test your skills.

who'll be here
  • Anya Beam
  • Cecalie Diab
  • Kristin Gresenz
  • Madison West
  • Melissa McGue
 
Location: North 232a

Know your way around a sewing machine? Want to dig deeper & grow your skills? Then join us as we teach you intermediate skills like decorative stitches and their actual functions, sewing with high maintenance fabrics like stretch & vinyl, and adding accents like trims or embellishments. All skills will be applied to Cosplay, Fantasy and Steampunk genres so you'll find something interesting and new to raise your costuming to the next level.

who'll be here
  • House Lionheart (4 panelists)
 
Location: South 166

Learn how to design and then create a horror character in full makeup using commercially available prosthetics and wardrobe.

John has worked various haunted attractions across the country including Autumn Nightmare in Syracuse NY, The Haunted Mortuary in New Orleans LA and The Nest here in Phoenix AZ, he has also worked on indie films and web series such as Surviving the Zombie Plague and Blood Tweekers web series and currently (April through June 2014) Constitution of the Dead expected to be submitted to Sundance for 2015. John was also part of a Raw Natural Born Artists Showcase in January 2013 in Phoenix.

who'll be here
  • John Frye
 

Want to make a costume but have no skills to help you start? Well look no further than this panel! House Lionheart will teach you techniques for costume creation that don't require a sewing machine. Ideas will work for cosplay, steampunk, & fantasy genres, just to name a few. Don't let your lack of skills interfere with your desire to join the costumed ranks! Listen and learn today!

who'll be here
  • House Lionheart (4 panelists)
 

This panel will be an introduction on how to make a silicone rubber mold. We will cover single and multi-piece molds, when to choose certain mold types and what types of casting resins to use in the beginning.

who'll be here
  • Quinn Lindemood
  • Shawn Lindemood
 

This panel will be an introduction on how to cast resin pieces. We will review mold making and what can be cast in them, including tips and tricks for learning new materials and how to pick the right materials to begin with. 

who'll be here
  • Quinn Lindemood
  • Shawn Lindemood
 
Location: North 232a

Excited about all the things you learned at the J-Fashion panel but worry it’ll cost too much money? Have no fear! We’re here to teach you how you can dress in your favorite J-Fashion on a budget using everyone’s favorite online shopping mall, Taobao.

who'll be here
  • The Not-So-Basic Witches (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 231a

Want to learn more about what's popular on the streets of Japan? Look no further! This panel will cover the different types of J-Fashions, major brands, and a purchasing guide.

who'll be here
  • The Not-So-Basic Witches (4 panelists)
 

Do you aspire to strut the streets of Harajuku in authentic street style? Join Broken Doll Cosplay for an hour of fashionable fun! Lolita, gyaru, visual kei,decora; you name it and we'll be teaching you how to be it!

who'll be here
  • Broken Doll Cosplay
 

Fashion styles made popular from Japanese fashion magazines, movies & mangas like Gothic Lolita Bible, Kera, Kamikaze Girls, Rozen Maiden or Japanese bands Malice Mizer & LM.C. Watch for us during the Fashion Walk in the halls after the show.

Interested in showing off your style?  Contact Miranda at Miranda.riojas@phoenixcomicon.com to sign up!

who'll be here
  • Fashion Show Models
 
Location: North 225b

Come meet the Justice League Arizona and find out what motivates these amazing costumers as they bring the legends to life for fun and charity! The JLA is Arizona's DC exclusive costume group, dedicated to bringing attention to causes through appearances throughout the state!

Come find out what it takes to join the League, and BE THE HERO!

who'll be here
 

Come ask your favorite childhood characters the questions you've wanted answers to since you first saw them! Characters of all kinds from many series will be present: Disney, Dreamworks, Nickolodeon, and more! You never know who you might find!

who'll be here
  • Alayna Scordato
  • Amanda Albregard
  • AmaraSama  
  • AmaraSama (2 panelists)
  • Jaime Wilson
  • Silver Prince Productions
  • Tristen Mihaljevic
 

How to build large props without breaking your budget or your back. We will show you how to build props that are larger than life, but weigh next to nothing, for an all day con.

who'll be here
  • Mike Syfritt
 

Learn how to build, wire and power a circuit with a battery or power supply to light costumes or props. $25, limit 15. Kit includes: Assortment of LEDs, Resistors, Battery, Battery holder, DC power supply.

who'll be here
  • Tim Holt
 

Leather bracers are a key part of many cosplay styles and genres. Come join House Lionheart and learn hands on how to make a pair of bracers as well as decorate them. All supplies will be provided and the cost per pair is $35. If you have specific decor in mind, feel free to bring it along and the crafting experts will help your add your ideas to your personalized project.

who'll be here
  • House Lionheart (4 panelists)
 

Gas Masks are an essential part of many costumes from Gaming to Fantasy. This unique design was created with the do-it-yourself costumer in mind. I will provide all the materials you need to make and wear your one of a kind gas mask. $25 kit fee for the craft foam mask, and $50 for the leather.

(Main image is the craft foam, here's a pic of the leather)

You can bring some small items that you would like to add to personalize your mask; things like gears, pendents, brads and LEDs.

Workshop will be led by costuming veteran Mike Syfritt. Mike is a local cosplayer most known for his Gaslight Joker and steampunk outfits. He is a member of the Arizona Steampunk Society, Arizona Avengers and Justice League Arizona.

There will be color options on the masks for pre-orders.


Standard Black and Brown craft foam masks are $20 for the kit.
Add $5 for color options.
Red
Blue
Atomic green
Atomic orange
Hot Pink

Standard leather mask stain colors are Tan, Brown and Black for $45. Spikes and Clockwork packages are available for an extra charge.

(pre-orders have ended)

 

who'll be here
  • Mike Syfritt
 

If you have just discovered this new world of steampunk, the one thing you can't leave on your adventures without is your protective eye wear. Join me in this workshop ($35) to make your own pair of Genuine Leather Steampunk Goggles to take on your adventures. I will provide everything you need to make and take your goggles. You may want to add your own flair to them with gears, additional optical lenses or things to make them unique to you.

Workshop will be led by costuming veteran Mike Syfritt. Mike is a local cosplayer most known for his Gaslight Joker and steampunk outfits. He is a member of the Arizona Steampunk Society, Arizona Avengers and Justice League Arizona.

A pre-cut pattern will be supplied along with needle and thread. If you do not choose to order your kit ahead of time, you will also get unstained leather and clear lenses. (Pre-Orders have ended)

who'll be here
  • Mike Syfritt
 
Location: North 231a

This course will cover an introduction into Lolita fashion and advanced techniques on proper coordination, types of styles, and make-up and hair. Students will also learn where to purchase Lolita and how to participate in the fashion on a budget.

who'll be here
  • The Not-So-Basic Witches (4 panelists)
 
Location: South Art Room - Events Area

The wand chooses the wizard but at Comicon you can create your own magic!

who'll be here
  • LeeAnn Jensen
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 232a

You finally finished your costume- now what? Come learn from professionals how to step up your cosplay game with tricks of the trade. Makeup can be easy, fun, affordable, and it is a huge part of costuming. From Lolita lashes to Cutie Marks, from cross-dressing eyebrows to Disney princess nails, there is something here to benefit every type of cosplayer!

who'll be here
  • Bret Kanaday
  • Jaelen Stodghill
  • Sebastiana Renner
  • Sophia Radcliff
 

Join our panel as we discuss how to put together awesome Harry Potter costumes from scratch or "upcycling" Muggle clothes. Turn an old graduation gown into House robes! Wands, scarves & more will be covered. Now, turn to page 394...

who'll be here
  • Andrea E. Morales
  • Game Colt
  • Janice Tuerff
  • Kelley Lester
  • Libby Mueller
  • Steven Bakos
  • Sure Leigh Kahn
  • Terre Steed
 

Using felt and a needle & thread, come join us and walk out with pony ears! We provide all materials and instructions, and walk you through the process. Included this year will be bobby pins to wear them out the door. $5 workshop fee.

Pre-pay has ended; kits will be available at the door.

who'll be here
  • Game Colt
  • Sure Leigh Kahn
 

Using felt and a needle & thread, come join us and walk out with pony ears! We provide all materials and instructions, and walk you through the process. Included this year will be bobby pins to wear them out the door. $5 workshop fee.

Pre-pay has ended; kits will be available at the door.

who'll be here
  • Game Colt
  • Sure Leigh Kahn
 

Want to take your cosplay to the next level? Join Broken Doll Cosplay to learn the art of creating and applying makeup looks to transform you into your character! We will answer all of your questions, along with giving you useful tips and tricks. Feel free to bring makeup if you are interested in your desired look becoming a live demo!

who'll be here
  • Broken Doll Cosplay
 

Get the run-down on translating video game screenshots & concept art into actual costumes through a plethora of accessible armor and costume-building techniques. Open QA at the end of the discussion, so you can get extra help to be ready for your next convention! Brought to you by Award-winning cosplayers from the "Men vs Cosplay" project.

who'll be here
  • Allen Amis
  • Anabel Martinez
  • Bill Doran
 

The Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club will field questions on their club and handmade armor. They will provide an overview on the club & the Dune Sea Clan itself. Demos include examples of their armor & how you can make your very own. Want to become a Mandalorian? They'll help you get started on the path to becoming an official member. The Mando Mercs boast over 45 chapters across the globe, one of the largest right here in Arizona with over 50 Official members! Join in and celebrate the Mandalorians of the Star Wars universe!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

 
 

 

Mark Greenawalt and a team of professional body painting artists will transform a group of models into an original super villain team. This will be a live demonstration where the audience gets to experience the transformation as each artists uses their own unique styles and techniques to develop their character into a cohesive member of this evil team. Once all of the characters are painted, they will assemble for a photoshoot, poised for action in front of a staged theatrical backdrop. Photography will be allowed after the first hour of painting and during the final staged photoshoot.

MARK GREENAWALT - Bio Artist Mark Greenawalt is best known for his live bodypainting exhibitions at galleries, conventions, and even the prestigious Playboy Mansion. He has lectured on the art of bodypainting in Europe, Asia, and throughout North America and he currently lives right here in Phoenix. Greenawalt's special effects makeup has been seen in numerous film and TV episodes and his digital illustrations have been published in magazines and comic book covers. To visit his online portfolios, visit www.FutureClassX.com and www.MarkGreenawalt.com.

Mark Greenawalt Gallery represented by FUTURE-CLASS X PUBLISHING

www.futureclassx.com

Presenting the models for our bodypainting project on Friday, June 6th at Phoenix ComiCon. From left to right is Alexandria Pierce, Breana L Guidry, Rosanna Rocha Cosplayer, and Tia Markie. The body paint artists will be Mark Greenawalt, Papi Miranda, Vanessa Allen, and Adam Slick Van Slyke.

 

 

 

 

   
  

who'll be here
  • Adam Van Slyke
  • Alexandria Pierce
  • Breana Guidry
  • carlton Miranda
  • Rosanna Rocha
  • Tia Markie
  • Vanessa Allen
 

Do you have what it takes to get on the big stage and show off your costume? Want to see this year's contestants? Come see this year's Masquerade Costume Contest hosted by none other than TD0013! 

 

Register here!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 231a

Masquerade Pre-Judging

Masquerade Registration Page

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 232bc

Measurements can be confusing. What the heck is an armseye anyways and why do I need it?! This hands on workshop will take you through the basic measurements needed for any given costuming project.  

who'll be here
  • Kristan Bishop
 

You know you loved the Avengers comics and movies. Come meet Black Widow, Hawkeye, Rocket Raccoon and others at this one time only panel! Avengers and Guardians alike protect us from evil. Come ask them the questions you've always wanted to know!

who'll be here
 

Meet with the Umbrella Corp AZ Hive. Find out what it takes to be member of the hive and how they have grown so fast over the last year. Learn about charities they are involved in and why they wanted to be a part of the Umbrella Corp AZ Hive.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

Come One Come ALL... And Have a BALL or two. GUYS, get your sexy on with TIGHTS, TIGHT pants, Super UNDERWEAR, or Favorite Costume. Get down to the music to PRIMP, PRANCE or DANCE to the screams and cheers of admiring fans. Awards for Best Look, Best Move, Best Flirting with the LADIES or Guys. You don't want to miss this!!!! 

who'll be here
  • Alexzandria¬† Wirtz
  • Debra Nickelson
  • Jennifer Wirtz
  • Kimberly Smith
 

Dive into the world of mermaids with Mermaid Odette- The Swimming Mermaid of Arizona. Learn what it takes to become a mermaid, how to swim properly, tails, and more. Welcome to the world of mermaids! 

who'll be here
  • The Renegades (3 panelists)
 
Location: Sheraton Pool

Watch or even join in with The Mermaid Sisters Lilith and Summer as they play in the pool to swim and just be mermaids. They will be happy to let you get up close and personal with their tails & touch them, for those curious about what a mermaid's tail feels like.

who'll be here
  • The Mermaid Sisters (3 panelists)
 
Location: Renaissance Grand Ballroom

Block out in style at our all ages party. Try your hand at blasting Creepers, compete in the Block Build-off, or just dance your pixels off!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 229ab

Come and gather around to meet your favorite My Little Ponies! They have traveled far from Equestria to meet everypony and answer your questions!

Photo by Hyn May Productions

who'll be here
  • My Little Cosponies
  • Sure Leigh Kahn
 
Location: South Art Room - Events Area

Create Steampunk Wings.  Kids assemble their own cardboard wings with gears.  All supplies are provided.

who'll be here
  • connie galeener
  • Devin McKenna
 
Location: South Art Room - Events Area

Create Steampunk Wings! Kids assemble their own cardboard wings with gears. All supplies are provided.

who'll be here
  • connie galeener
  • Devin McKenna
 
Location: North 232a

Come join a team of professional dancers as they demonstrate how to complete a Nerdlesque costume from concept to completion! Using a wide variety of supplies and materials, you can look great even on a budget. Includes how to plan a cosplay that will be easy to remove,  how to rig pre-made costumes for removal, and how to create dazzling cosplay from thrifted materials. 

who'll be here
  • Gypsy Danger
  • Irish Cream
  • Pearl Necklace
  • Rambo Reza
 
Location: Renaissance Pueblo

One Night Only: Rhythm & Blues Cosplay Mixer! Dress up in your favorite costume, or maybe a black fedora and sunglasses would be appropriate, for this cosplay mixer that will be rockin' to classic Soul, R&B, and Blues tunes provided by the Arizona Blues Company.

Mingle with others in costume who share your passion, enjoy signature cocktails, costume contests, and then prepare to be wowed by the dynamic musical show of John and Ambrose Blues. The two rebel-Bluesmen will be performing classic tunes from artists like Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Wilson Picket, music from the Blues Brothers films and much, much more. They will have you smiling, dancing, and singing along to favorites like "Sweet Home Chicago," "Soul Man" and many more. Plus, there will be opportunities for photos with two Bluesmen next to their very own Bluesmobile.
who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
This is an opportunity for any Phoenix Comicon Panelists to perform AV checks and ensure device comparability
who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Hand-paint your own paper parasol! Parasol, paints and brushes, glue & glitter will be provided.  Freestyle Kit is $25, or paint a traditional Kaylee Firefly parasol for only $15. If you opt for a Kaylee Kit, I will supply the first stripe outline (in charcoal so it will wipe away easily)
 
Send payment through Paypal to Rkcarter@cox.net. You may contact me with any questions at that email as well. Have fun and let your imagination run wild!
 
 
   
who'll be here
  • Rebecca Carter
 

Why wait until October to visit a haunted house when you can visit Phoenix Comicon's Fright House in June? This year we will have our very own Haunted House. We've got some great surprises in store for you. Let's just say you will be besieged by a timey wimey mix of horrors that exist within our pop culture world. Do you believe you have the strength to escape if you dare to enter? Come and find out.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Why wait until October to visit a haunted house when you can visit Phoenix Comicon's Fright House in June? This year we will have our very own Haunted House. We've got some great surprises in store for you. Let's just say you will be besieged by a timey wimey mix of horrors that exist within our pop culture world. Do you believe you have the strength to escape if you dare to enter? Come and find out.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Why wait until October to visit a haunted house when you can visit Phoenix Comicon's Fright House in June? This year we will have our very own Haunted House. We've got some great surprises in store for you. Let's just say you will be besieged by a timey wimey mix of horrors that exist within our pop culture world. Do you believe you have the strength to escape if you dare to enter? Come and find out.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Why wait until October to visit a haunted house when you can visit Phoenix Comicon's Fright House in June? This year we will have our very own Haunted House. We've got some great surprises in store for you. Let's just say you will be besieged by a timey wimey mix of horrors that exist within our pop culture world. Do you believe you have the strength to escape if you dare to enter? Come and find out.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Why wait until October to visit a haunted house when you can visit Phoenix Comicon's Fright House in June? This year we will have our very own Haunted House. We've got some great surprises in store for you. Let's just say you will be besieged by a timey wimey mix of horrors that exist within our pop culture world. Do you believe you have the strength to escape if you dare to enter? Come and find out.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Why wait until October to visit a haunted house when you can visit Phoenix Comicon's Fright House in June? This year we will have our very own Haunted House. We've got some great surprises in store for you. Let's just say you will be besieged by a timey wimey mix of horrors that exist within our pop culture world. Do you believe you have the strength to escape if you dare to enter? Come and find out.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Why wait until October to visit a haunted house when you can visit Phoenix Comicon's Fright House in June? This year we will have our very own Haunted House. We've got some great surprises in store for you. Let's just say you will be besieged by a timey wimey mix of horrors that exist within our pop culture world. Do you believe you have the strength to escape if you dare to enter? Come and find out.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Why wait until October to visit a haunted house when you can visit Phoenix Comicon's Fright House in June? This year we will have our very own Haunted House. We've got some great surprises in store for you. Let's just say you will be besieged by a timey wimey mix of horrors that exist within our pop culture world. Do you believe you have the strength to escape if you dare to enter? Come and find out.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Witness sixteen geeks debate some of the most hysterical, absurd, or downright ridiculous topics from across the realms of geekery! Nothing is sacred from anime to slasher films in this titanic battle of wits, and only one can emerge supreme as the Ultimate Geek. Register online at http://phoenixcomicon.com/pugs if you want to compete, or just show up to watch the mayhem!

who'll be here
  • Andrea Beesley
  • Jeff Moriarty
  • Jonathan Simon
 

Witness sixteen geeks debate some of the most hysterical, absurd, or downright ridiculous topics from across the realms of geekery! Nothing is sacred from anime to slasher films in this titanic battle of wits, and only one can emerge supreme as the Ultimate Geek. Register online at http://phoenixcomicon.com/pugs if you want to compete, or just show up to watch the mayhem!

who'll be here
  • Andrea Beesley
  • Jeff Moriarty
  • Jonathan Simon
 
Location: North 230

Ever wonder how pin-up models do their hair & makeup? Wonder no longer! Pin-up model and Burlesque performer Pearl Necklace will show you the tricks of the trade, demonstrating both daytime and nighttime looks for ladies - and "how to"s on pomade for men!

who'll be here
  • Jessica Boisseau
  • Luis Holguin de la Cruz
  • Maura Jennison-Obenshain
  • Pearl Necklace
 
Location: North 231bc

Are you afraid to get in front of the camera, or don't know where to begin? Join Ivy Doomkitty in this discussion on how to model/pose for the camera, work with your photographer, and embody the character in your images to achieve the best images possible. There will be a mini shoot demo on stage and Q&A to follow.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 229ab

Time set aside for setting up lights for the Fashion Shows

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 229ab

 

This year Phoenix Comicon will be hosting it’s first wedding. Kurt Colin and Caitlin Fluck will be tying the knot and exchanging trophies in a Predator themed wedding.

Kurt started out attending PCC as a vendor in 2008. In 2011 he moved on to costuming and in 2012 began presenting panels at PCC. Kurt is typically known as the “Big” Predator, but also appears as Mr. Freeze, a Colonial Marine and a Klingon. More personas get added every year. Be on the lookout for Herman and Lily Munster wandering the hall this year.

Caitlin is relatively new to the costume scene; however she’s certainly jumped in with both feet and hit the ground running. Caitlin is known as the Blue Predator, Medieval Catwoman, a Colonial Marine, an Orion Slave Girl and Lily Munster.

Kurt and Cait met in 2012 and after a year of being together and working side by side, decided to take the plunge. Kurt had one idea, Cait had a better idea, so they will be joining as one at PCC on Saturday the 7th at 7pm in the fashion show room. Please feel free to join us on this special occasion and bear witness to a Predator wedding accompanied by a wedding party filled with Predator Groomsmen, Colonial Marine Bridesmaids and characters from the movies. This is a costumed event, costumes are not mandatory but are strongly recommended. Photographs and photographers are extremely welcome. The Bridal party will be posing for pictures after the ceremony.

We hope to see you all there as you join us for this joyous occasion

Sincerely,

Kurt Colin and Caitlin Fluck

who'll be here
  • Cheyenne Webb
  • Destanie
  • Jennifer Phillips
  • Jimmy Nelson
  • Kurt Colin
  • Neal
  • Predator Wedding (4 panelists)
  • The Desert Destroyers Clan
 
Location: North 229ab

Doors open for the Predator themed wedding

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Don't be a victim. Learn how to prepare for the upcoming zombie apocalypse from the experts. The Department of Zombie Defense (DOZD) will share how to plan and survive.

who'll be here
  • Department of Zombie Defense (2 panelists)
 

Come learn the basics of 3D modeling and printing along with some methods of prep, painting, and assembly of printed props.

Printing 3D props and prop components lets you skip the difficult and time-consuming steps involved in cutting and shaping pieces from hand. Not that 3D printing is always superior to the traditional methods, but 3D printing lets you transition quickly from an idea, to a digital 3D version of your desired object, to a plastic version you can hold in your hand.

While covering basic modeling and printing techniques, we will go over many of the basic tools and supplies you’ll need before, during, and after your 3D printing adventure. We will also cover some techniques for prepping, painting, and assembling your 3D printed objects into finished props

who'll be here
  • Cory E. Alexander
  • Moheeb Zara
 
Location: North 231bc

This panel will show you how to draft and create your own custom corset in about a day. We will also go over a brief history of the corset, the wearing of corsets and how to make your "cheap" corset fit right.

who'll be here
  • Kelley Lester
 

A comedy about B-string superheroes who go on a reality show.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

What actually goes into building a Rebel costume from the Star Wars universe? Fabrics; patterns; found items vs. built items; pre-made costumes (i.e. Rubies) vs. making your own. What kind of help can we expect from Arizona’s Mos Eisley Base or the full Rebel Legion?  A Show and Tell, Question and Answer panel where the only thing missing … is you!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 231a

People in the SCA wear garb from early period (450 CE) to Elizabethan(1600). Most focus on Europe, but there is also interest in Middle Eastern and Asian garb as well. We wear our garb while at all of our events; camping, fighting, cooking, shooting archery, doing crafts, sitting around campfires, etc. If you are interested in seeing and hearing what we do, please come and check this out.

who'll be here
  • Andrew Hoeffler
  • Laura Hopf
  • Leslie Vaughn
  • Patricia Collum
  • Ritchyrd Handley
  • Sandra McDaniel
 
Location: North 229ab

People in the SCA wear garb from early period (450 CE) to Elizabethan(1600). Most focus on Europe, but there is also interest in Middle Eastern and Asian garb as well. We wear our garb while at all of our events:camping, fighting, cooking, shooting archery, doing crafts, sitting around campfires, etc. If you are interested in seeing and hearing what we do, please come and check this out.

who'll be here
  • Andrew Hoeffler
  • Laura Hopf
  • Leslie Vaughn
  • Patricia Collum
  • Ritchyrd Handley
  • Sandra McDaniel
 

John Eaves discusses Sci-fi Cosplay and Pinup Shoots.

who'll be here
  • Amanda Lee
  • Laura Morton
 
Location: North 229ab

Seating for Japanese Street Fashion Show & Walk

who'll be here
  • Fashion Show Models
 

Check out the “softer” side of Imperial costuming: discuss what the baddies wear besides armor. From Fett’s battle-worn flight suit to the imposing cowl of the Emperor to the sandblasted Tusken wrappings, learn about sewing yourself to the Dark Side.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

Historical inspirations for the costuming in such shows as The Tudors, The Borgias and Rome!  Local re-enactors will present historically accurate costumes from all parts of history, from the Romans to the Renaissance. You can vote for your favorite costume and check them out up close!

If you have any questions, please contact jo.stomel@phoenixcomicon.com.

who'll be here
  • Fashion Show Models
 

Come and listen in on a panel led by Ivy Doomkitty, covering topics such as body image, skin color, age, and more. We will discuss how to push past boundaries that others try to place against you.  After all, cosplay is for everyone. It is not limited to one demographic. Q&A to follow

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

The Federation and beyond. The uniforms and civilian wear from TOS (The Original Series) to the Abrams-verse. How does/did the fashions of the time influence the fashions of the Federation.

who'll be here
  • David Williams
  • Heather Grant
  • Joe Grant
  • Luis Torres
 

Simple ways to use make-up to transform yourself into your favorite alien. Includes discussion of various makeups and things to be aware of as you use them.

who'll be here
  • George Richardson
  • Heather Grant
  • Joe Grant
  • Luis Torres
 

How to apply your make-up and/or prosthetic so that it looks real (or as real as possible), doesn't fall off in the middle of a photo session, etc. Blending, shading, & basics on using prosthetics and hair to give your alien a more realistic touch.

who'll be here
  • Heather Grant
  • Joe Grant
  • Luis Torres
 
Location: Renaissance Grand Ballroom

Are you looking for the perfect place to wear your most stunning Steampunk frock or perhaps show off your skill at the fine art of Tea Dueling? Even better, perhaps you'd like to show-off for that fine lady or gent on the dance floor to perfectly timed music.

Well then, we'd like to cordially invite you to the 2014 Steampunk Ball! 
 
Adventurers and adventuresses, engineers and airship Captains are all welcome to attempt their hand at the official PCC Tea Dueling event. The winner will be of course declared champion and have full bragging rights the rest of the gathering. Afterwards, join the dance floor to enjoy the live sounds of Deus Ex Vapore Machina. These performers will delight with a lovely marriage of Edwardian and Victorian era composers twisted up with a modern flair.
 
Finally, think you have what it takes to be the Belle or Beau of the Ball? Step to the stage to strut among the finest Steampunk fashionistas, fops, ladies and gents.  The most stunning garments will be awarded not just accolades, but a bit of something quite shiny.
who'll be here
  • Deus Ex Vapore Machina (6 panelists)
 

Creating a successful Steampunk costume can be achieved by creative character development. Learn how iconic costume pieces can convey the desired intent of your character for maximum impact. $5 workshop, Limit 25

Prepay below, or cash at the door

 

 

        

who'll be here
  • Diana Given
 

Ever wonder how those amazing Steampunk costumes are created? Learn about Steampunk costuming from the experts. With years of experience creating their own outfits, they are here to help you with questions and tips that can make your gear look amazing!

who'll be here
  • Ben Brose
  • Diana Given
  • Jocelynne Weathers
  • John Strangeway
 

Victorian Fashion, Mechanical Wonders, and Alternate History Gadgets are just a few of the incredible spectacles to behold at the Steampunk Fashion Show. Enjoy a unique take on the style and vogue of the Steampunk world from a diverse group of designers, but beware of stray Ray Gun blasts! 

Interested in showing off your style?  Contact Diana at diana.given@phoenixcomicon.com to sign up!

who'll be here
  • Fashion Show Models
 

Learn techniques with specialty paint to create a vintage looking Steampunk gun! All materials will be provided including paint, applicators, and a gun already prepared for the fun part! The cost for this workshop is just $10 limit 25.

Prepay below, or Cash at the door.

 

 


  

who'll be here
  • Diana Given
 

Steampunk costumes can be created on any budget. Join this experienced panel to learn how to make your money stretch!

who'll be here
  • Jocelynne Weathers
  • Johnna Buttrick
  • Justin Hackert
  • Kay Townsend
 

Create a special tea cup hair accessory. Who knows, it might just distract your opponent during tea dueling! Cups, headbands, bows, ribbons, and other accessories included. Cost $15, limit 15

who'll be here
  • Dee Astell
 
Location: North 232a

Learn how to use thrift store sourcing to create inexpensive Steampunk costumes and props. What to look for and what to avoid while sourcing your creations!

who'll be here
  • Arizona Steampunk Society
  • Johnna Buttrick
 
Location: North 230

The Brose Brothers' Productions Crew and Mike Syfritt show you what it takes to create the weapons of a steam-powered world.

http://brosebrothersproductions.com/Photos.php

who'll be here
  • Ben Brose
  • Casey Brose
  • Mike Syfritt
  • Mitchell Brose
  • Tim Holt
 

Want to be a stormtrooper but don’t know how? Come learn what it takes to make your own Stormtrooper and Clone Trooper armor, and how to make it more accurate to the screen versions. No hokey religions and ancient weapons here!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 232bc

You bought the wig, you want to wear the wig, but how to get the most out of that wig? In this panel we will discuss how to pick the right synthetic wig & how to straighten, curl, set & maintain your Cosplay wig.

Brought to you by Lady Ember Brennen Sparks, experienced Cosplayer, professional costume designer and theatrical hair and makeup artist, Wig Styling 101. Lady Sparks has been making and styling wigs professionally for over 10 years.

who'll be here
  • Kay Townsend
 

Ever wanted to know how fast Superman flies? Why Green Lantern is Green? Why Batman only works in black? Now you can ask your favorite superheroes all those questions! How does Wonder Woman find her invisible jet?

Get ready for some family friendly fun from the Justice League Arizona!

who'll be here
 
Location: North 129a

Come join us and meet some of your favorite superheroes, superheroines, and supervillains from film, television and comic books! See various characters from Marvel, DC and more interact with the audience (that's you!) and with one another.

who'll be here
  • AmaraSama (2 panelists)
  • Jaime Wilson
  • Silver Prince Productions
  • Tristen Mihaljevic
 

Meet some of the special effects artists that appeared on Seasons 2-6 of Syfy’s Face Off. Talk shop with them about the show and their experiences after the show along with any questions about their current and future projects. Each of these artists has experience in the film industry, haunted house industry and many other facets of the special FX world including their own FX shops and schools. As the popularity of the show grows, so do the questions about the artist’s abilities, training and thoughts during their appearances on Face Off. Appearance courtesy of 13th Floor Entertainment Group.

who'll be here
  • Katie Machaiek
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 5-8

Tea Dueling is the art of gracefully dunking a tea biscuit into a "Cup of Brown Joy," then successfully felling your opponent in a battle of wits and skill. Join us to learn the rules and techniques to compete on the field of tea. These duels are fully sanctioned by The American Tea Dueling Society.

who'll be here
  • Jocelynne Weathers
 
Location: North 232a

Tech Test room for panelists; to test your devices and make sure your presentation will work before you get to your panel. 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 132

Come see what it takes to create amazing features at a world class haunted attraction. Learn everything about the 13th Floor's creative development process including a discussion on character conception, costuming, makeup, design, set construction and performance training.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 232bc

Learn how to be chic, unique, and mangifique with the help of local My Little Pony cosplayers! Featuring tips, tutorials, participation, and answers to your questions. 

who'll be here
  • My Little Cosponies
  • Sure Leigh Kahn
 
Location: South 155-158

Come join the Pirates of the DREAD Fleet as we train "cabin monkeys" in the ways of piracy! All welcome, as long as you're a kid! Meet the greatest ne'er-do-wells that ever were. Learn how to fight, sing, and live like a pirate!

who'll be here
 
Location: South 155-158

History is DREADful! Adventure through some of the strange tales of history with The DREAD Fleet. Meet the greatest ne'er-do-wells that ever were and learn a how to fight, sing, and be a pirate in this action packed romp through history!

who'll be here
 
Location: North 232bc

Tucson, Arizona Nerdlesque performer and Plus Size Model Gypsy Danger tells her journey to a body positive life and that its okay to be fat and a nerd.

who'll be here
  • Gypsy Danger
 

Are you looking to gore up some of your make up FX skills? Come join us as this make up group shows you how to add basic gore, simple bruises, cuts and gashes. You won't want to miss these tips!

who'll be here
  • Aimee May
  • Angela Kabasan
  • Mason Reiter
  • Melanie Hazeldene
  • Shaun Smith
 

Can you hear it? The Roar of it... The roar of glory... Of fame... Of Victory! That's right! It's the Cosplay Coliseum, on a GRAND scale! New rules, new ways to grind your enemies into dust and of course, PRIZES! RPG Three-on-Three battles of epic proportions! Whether you're a Merc with a mouth or a caped crusader who wears his underwear on the outside, we want you for the epic battles that will rock Phoenix!

who'll be here
  • The Cookie Crusaders (4 panelists)
 

Ever wanted to know what it is like to be a mermaid, or what you need in order to become a mermaid? Well come on down to The Mermaid Sisters Lilith and Summer's how to become a mermaid Q & A panel. We will answer all your burning questions about how to become a mermaid, and some of the risks as well. We will then open the floor to take any questions you may have for us or about tail making.

Be sure to catch our demo at the Sheraton pool Sat at 4:30!

who'll be here
  • The Mermaid Sisters (3 panelists)
 

If you love The Walking Dead, you will want to join THE WALKING DEAD AZ Cosplay group for an engaging discussion. We will be exploring the show's popularity; it's past, present and future; comparing it to the comics; and having fun with trivia. Warning of spoilers.

who'll be here
  • Brian Korzec
  • Talking Dead AZ (4 panelists)
 

Join ADHD cosplay as we teach you how to Reuse old stuff for cosplay, how to Reduce stress to nothing, & how to Recycle old cosplay items & what seems like trash for the good of all. So Go GREEN for cosplay! Did we mention this will save money, too?

who'll be here
  • ADHD cosplay (4 panelists)
 

Henry VIII's reign is described as the beginning of the English Renaissance. Our presenters will discuss clothing worn during Henry's reign, how they have reproduced clothes from portraits, and how the period is portrayed in popular culture (ex: Showtime's The Tudors and Sony's The Other Boleyn Girl). Presenters' information will be followed by a question and answer session.

who'll be here
  • Betsy Ponce
  • Bill Jackson
  • Ferenc Feher
  • Frances Martinez
  • Jeremy Crews
  • Maridith Feher
  • Michelle Chirip
 
Location: North 231a

Get the basics on zombie costuming, make up tips,and how to bring yer zombie character to life. Passages from the Zen of Zombie will also be read, for inspiration. Comparisons of different types of zombies,for inspiration will also be addressed. 

who'll be here
  • Roby Dee
  • Zombie Mommie
 

Watch as Orion Slave Girls and Klingons are created LIVE during this interactive panel featuring professional Hollywood Creature Makeup artists!

who'll be here
  • David Ayres
  • Eileen Johnson
  • John Frye
  • Melanie Hazeldene
 
Location: North 231a

Cosplay can be hard, and sometimes you need a little help. This in-depth look at handling covers what handlers are, what they do for their cosplayers, tips for being a better handler, and how to build a costume to compliment the main event. 

who'll be here
  • Kristan Bishop
 
Location: South 155-158

Captain Hook and Mr. Smee arrre making a special appearance! After an excerpt from the original Broadway musical version of Peter Pan, you’ll be invited to join them on deck for a rollicking improvisational activity that will shiver yore funny bones!

who'll be here
  • Captain Hook
  • Ha Ha Hightower
  • Jenny Ha Ha
  • Mr. Smee
  • Patrick the Pirate
  • Pirate
  • Pirate Jenny
  • Whovian
 
Location: Renaissance Pueblo

Finally a party for the baddies! Dress in your best villain outfit, sing karaoke with your fellow evil doers, and get out all that pent up aggression in Shoot-a-hero.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 232bc

Come meet some of the most feared of the Amazing Spiderman`s rogue's gallery!! Ask anything of the baddies if you dare!! Family Friendly. Provided by members of the Arizona Avengers. 

who'll be here
 

Phoenix Comicon would be nothing without AMAZING volunteers! Come join some of our Volunteer Relations Team and learn more about the opportunities, benefits, and challenges of volunteering for Phoenix Comicon!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Want to know about Cecil & Carlos' condo? How about where Glow Cloud gets all those dead animals? Of course being too inquisitive is dangerous to you & your family's health. And of course we'd NEVER ask the Hooded Figures about the Dog Park. No one must enter the dog park...

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 231bc

 Preview of what is happening in Costuming this year and basic information for costume panelists.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Denise Gary (Kids Need To Read) will be the Mistress of Ceremonies with help from the Knightingirls, Knightingail and Kaeli, at the Youth Fashion Show. Kids showcase their fantastic costumes on the runway.

http://www.kidsneedtoread.org/

http://www.knightingail.com/

who'll be here
  • Fashion Show Models
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of the Sun

Bring out your dead to the annual Phoenix Comicon Zombie Beauty Pageant! Get ready to get bloody as this year's contest is open to both women and men! Contestants will face off for the creators of the 13th Floor and Fear Farm judging to award first, second and third place prizes to the most ghoulish guys and gals.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Special Event Entry is $5.00 per person and can be purchased at the door. Welcome to the first BFLAZ Zombie Gauntlet. Do you think you could survive a Zombie Apocalypse? Here's your chance to test your shooting skills with this laser tag style experience. Four (4) levels each progressively more difficult than the last. A prize awaits all who survive the dreaded ZOMBIE GAUNTLET

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

Special Event Entry is $5.00 per person and can be purchased at the door. Welcome to the first BFLAZ Zombie Gauntlet. Do you think you could survive a Zombie Apocalypse? Here's your chance to test your shooting skills with this laser tag style experience. Four (4) levels each progressively more difficult than the last. A prize awaits all who survive the dreaded ZOMBIE GAUNTLET

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

Exhibitor hall is closing and you want something to do. Why not make your way through the Zombie Obstacle Course. Beat your previous time or test your zombie survival skills for the first time.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
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