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Cosplay Guest

Hoku Props [EV04]


HokuProps is a team led by propmaker Chad Hoku and seamstress Sammy Hoku. Chad's background in 3D has him designing props and costumes digitally and utilizing different fabrication techniques to produce armor, props, and other costume components. Sammy's love for cosplay at a young age had her eventually studying fashion and costume design. She primarily works with fabric, covering all sewn requirements for cosplay projects. HokuProps is best known for their Lionhardt cosplay which won TwitchCon's 2016 Cosplay Contest's grand prize.

 


Website:
hokuprops.com

Facebook:
Facebook.com/hokuprops

Youtube:
Youtube.com/hokuprops

Instagram:
www.instagram.com/hokuprops

Twitter:
twitter.com/hokuprops




FRI Noon: Cosplay Survivor (45 mins.)

Room: MOCKINGBIRD (Lincoln. Lower) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Hoku Props [EV04]

Moderated By: Chad Hoku; Sammy Hoku

Speaking: PlexiCosplay; Coregeek Creations


Everyone knows cosplay can take its toll on us all. On this panel, we will be covering strategies that should be considered while not only making your cosplay but when you're wearing your cosplay to a convention. We will also be discussing basic safety and how to balance your time to avoid the inevitable con crunch.


Category: Discussion




FRI 4:00 PM: You Made That Out of What?! (45 mins.)

Room: ONYX (Lincoln, Upper) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Hoku Props [EV04]

Moderated By: Chad Hoku; Sammy Hoku

Speaking: PlexiCosplay; Coregeek Creations


Material choice when it comes to cosplay is something that is overlooked time and time again. During this panel, we will discuss how we break down our decisions and why. We'll be covering not only props and armor but fabrics as well!


Category: Discussion




FRI 6:00 PM: Creative Problem Solving (45 mins.)

Room: MOCKINGBIRD (Lincoln. Lower) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Hoku Props [EV04]

Moderated By: Chad Hoku; Sammy Hoku

Speaking: PlexiCosplay; Coregeek Creations


Have you ever run into a wall when making a costume? Have you pulled your hair out over trying to figure out how to turn an anime character's gravity-defying costume into a reality? We got you covered. On this panel we will be covering how we've solved our creative hurdles in the past and the ways to help you solve your own.


Category: Discussion




SAT 7:00 PM: Cos-positivity vs. Cos-toxicity (45 mins.)

Room: MOCKINGBIRD (Lincoln. Lower) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Hoku Props [EV04]

Moderated By: Chad Hoku; Sammy Hoku

Speaking: PlexiCosplay; Coregeek Creations


Discussions on how to bring more positivity to the cosplay community and how we are sometimes unknowingly toxic to our peers without realizing it (i.e., shaming someone for not finishing a costume for a group cosplay, backhanded compliments, peer pressure).


Category: Discussion




SUN 11:00 AM: Airbrushing with Hoku Props! (45 mins.)

Room: TOPAZ (Lincoln, Upper) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Hoku Props [EV04]

Speaking: Chad Hoku; Sammy Hoku


Have you ever run into a wall when making a costume? Have you pulled your hair out over trying to figure out how to turn an anime character's gravity-defying costume into a reality? We got you covered. On this panel we will be covering how we've solved our creative hurdles in the past and the ways to help you solve your own.


Category: Discussion




SUN 3:00 PM: How To Finish 3D Prints (45 mins.)

Room: MOCKINGBIRD (Lincoln. Lower) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Hoku Props [EV04]

Speaking: Chad Hoku; Sammy Hoku


Sick of those pesky brush strokes? Are you new to airbrushing and want to learn the basics of how to handle your tools? Then you've found the right panel! On this panel, we'll be covering everything from basic airbrushing maintenance to beginning painting techniques that will help you turn into an airbrushing pro before you know it.


Category: Discussion