Wednesday, December 15, 2021
7:00 pm EST
Thursday, December 16, 2021
11:30 am EST
Gain confidence in sewing for everyday wear and cosplay! Learn how to adjust a flat pattern to fit before cutting your fabric. This workshop will cover fitting patterns from the hips and up. We will cover full bust adjustment, narrow and wide shoulders, protruding abdomen, dowager hump, large biceps, and many more fitting issues. If time allows, we will also discuss how to spot fitting issues in a sewn garment. A supply fee of $15 will include a workbook and enough worksheets to make a sample of each pattern adjustment. Students will go home with a completed workbook of samples.
5:30 pm EST
8:30 pm EST
Crafting, making, and cosplay all take space for equipment and materials. Panelists will discuss different approaches for finding space in your home for your projects—from unique storage solutions, to creating dedicated makerspaces in garages and basements. What are the pros and cons of using community makerspaces?
Friday, December 17, 2021
10:00 am EST
From horse-drawn felts to drop spindles, bone needles to stone loom weights, our experts consider how historical fabric art processes developed across various regions and what impact fabric technology had in the lives and products of historical peoples. Join art historians and fabric arts specialists as they talk about their favorite historical examples and coolest research discoveries.
2:30 pm EST
From the royal purples of the Mediterranean to sumptuary laws, what people wore (or were allowed to wear) was a political statement. Join historians in a discussion of the politics of clothing. Let’s talk about textiles, clothing styles, adornments, and politics.
8:00 pm EST
The Worldcon Masquerade is a time-honored tradition going all the way back to 1940, offering costumers and cosplayers the chance to showcase the most amazing costumes in fandom. Come and see some of the best costumes from around the world on our stage.
Saturday, December 18, 2021
2:30 pm EST
Your costume looks great, but where will you put your keys and cell phone while walking the convention floor? Panelists will cover ways to add pockets to your garments, along with other creative ways to carry your stuff, eat, drink, and handle other sometimes-overlooked necessities.
Sunday, December 19, 2021
10:00 am EST
Unapproved use of licensed material, traced artwork, copied costume patterns, digital manipulation–there are so many ways for artists to cross the line into unethical behavior when using another artist’s work as source material. How do we distinguish between inspiration, homage, and borderline theft? If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, how should artists feel about seeing their work duplicated elsewhere?