The Wizardry of 3D Printing for Costuming & Props
One of the newest & challenging tools to hit the cosplay world is the 3D printer. Come learn the basics of how to print amazing and unique props with just a few clicks of the mouse.

From Concept to┬áReality – a Beginner’s Guide for Costuming
Convention cosplayers come in all shapes and sizes and at different levels of expertise. Join our local cosplayers to find out where they started and the skills they used to build the creations we see today.

EVA Artistry – An Introduction to Foam Crafting
Find out the basics of where to start when it comes to crafting EVA foam into amazing costume pieces. Learn what tools you’ll need from our crafting artists to begin your costuming journey.

Strike a Pose – Cosplay Photography
Ever wondered how photographers are able to capture such amazing action or dramatic shots of cosplayers? Do you want to learn the basics of creating dynamic & engaging imagery? Sit in with our local cosplay photographers to learn the ins and outs from behind the camera.

Fan Fest Costume Competition
From Superheroes to Video Game Villains – join us as we welcome back another lineup of amazing costumes and cosplays for this year’s Phoenix Fan Fest

Short Cuts & Tricks – Costuming on a Budget
Being inspired by amazing costumes is just part of the fun of Fan Fest. Come and learn how to “cut” corners by finding alternate materials and techniques to integrate into your costumes and cosplays.

Costuming for a Cause
What do Stormtroopers, Superheroes, and Princesses have in common? From hospital visits to charity walks, costuming groups have done their part to raise awareness for several causes. Come and learn about the various costuming groups and the causes they bring awareness for.

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