We introduced the Cosplay Lab in 2019 to open up the world of cosplay to everyone. We know it's not always possible to try-before-you-buy. You might be wary of using a new tool, or be unsure if certain materials will work for your cos-plans. So the lab was introduced to give people a chance to get hands on. We have various tools and materials, from air brush kits and foam, to thermoplastic and sewing machines.
Our handy Lab Technicians will be there to give you tips and tricks and offer guidance as you try things out and play with everything the lab has to offer.
Cosplay Lab Tutorials
We have a number of tutorials to help you with troubleshooting and teach you basic cosplay skills on our YouTube channel. Head on over to get learning and start your cosplay journey!
What's in the Lab?
From useful tools to help build your project, to the cosplay materials you can make them with - come to the lab, get hands on and see for yourself with the help and guidance of our Lab Technicians.
- Never used a machine before? We'll have them set up so you can try one out yourself and feel a bit more confident when tackling your sewing projects.
Foam and Foam Clay
From making lightweight armour to moulding intricate details. These two materials are cosplay essentials and so simple to use separately and together.
Add depth and dimension to your cosplay with smooth strokes using an airbrush. This handy little tool really helps brings cosplays to life.
Strong, versatile and great for small details - try out using thermoplastic to see what you can create.
You can drop in the lab any time but to see live demos from our lab techs feel free to attend one of sessions listed for both days.
- 14:00 - 14:15 Foam + Foam Clay
- 15:00 - 15:15 Thermoplastics
- 16:00 - 16:15 Sewing
- 17:00 - 17:15 Airbrushing
- 12:00 - 12:15 Foam + Foam Clay
- 13:00 - 13:15 Thermoplastics
- 14:00 - 14:15 Sewing
- 15:00 - 15:15 Airbrushing
2019 Cosplay Lab Highlights
Take a look at what amazing things were crafted in the Cosplay Lab during our 2019 event.