Have you ever wanted to make your own costume? Or make a replica of an item from a video game or movie? Well this is the class for you! GiveWave Studios, one of the many entrepreneurial businesses based out of Lowell Makes, will be teaching a foamsmithing course for those who are into cosplay, prop making or just want to learn how to make their own armor or costumes.
This is a hands on class and members will be introduced to the different ways of using EVA foam to create simple to complex shapes. This is an introductory course and there will be 3 different types of projects to choose from. Participants are encouraged to bring in their own ideas and concepts if they have any particulars in mind.
The course is 4 hrs long with a bit of a buffer built in to accommodate participants in getting their projects as close to completion as possible.
GiveWave Studios will provide all the materials: EVA foam sheets, Barges Glue, Exacto knives, scissors and blades. Participants who want to build larger items are encouraged to bring additional EVA foam sheets.
NOTE: this will be a re-occuring class. with each new course being a different topic/techniques and level of difficulty.
Lowell Makes Members are entitled to a 20% discount on ticket price after costs of materials.
ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED IN CLASS
About the instructor: Castro-Yves is multi-disciplinary multimedia artist who's detailed costumes and props have earned him multiple first placements in over 4 major juried costume contests in the past year alone. His latest "YellowJacket" cosplay from the movie Ant-Man was recently revealed at the Lowell Folk Festival and signed by Marvel Comic creator Stan Lee himself at this year's Boston Comicon and it was a runner up for best of show. Founder and sole artisan of his new venture GiveWave Studios, he does it all from tutorials to custom commissions, to selling on the studio's Etsy page but mostly enjoys sharing his love and passion for his craft with others. Other recent projects have included a set of 4 full size wearable samurai armors and multiple futuristic laser cut, 3D printed and electronic props for Sci-Fi & gaming enthusiasts.