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Cosplay 101: Foamsmithing - Cycle B

  • 20 Oct 2017
  • 21 Oct 2017
  • 2 sessions
  • 20 Oct 2017, 5:30 PM 7:30 PM (PDT)
  • 21 Oct 2017, 12:30 PM 2:30 PM (PDT)
  • Clovis Veterans Memorial District 808 4th St, Clovis, CA 93612
  • 6


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Cosplay 101: Foamsmithing

Are you unsatisfied with the selection/quality of costumes at the halloween store?  Do you make your own costumes but stay away from armor? If yes, then I have a class that will be valuable to you. Bring your friends, family, or just yourself and I will walk you through each step in making your first armor piece from EVA foam (Puzzle Mats). The course will be 2 sessions where we will start cutting foam in the first session with a few basic patterns I have designed. My goal is to guide you through all the "dos and dont's" of foamsmithing so you will leave the first session with a completed piece. However, if you don't complete your armor in the first session, don't worry about it you can continue in session 2 where I will expand on the concepts of session 1 to help you add your own creativity and style in your next costume project. 

Topics that I will cover:

  1. Tools - What works and what doesn't
  2. Pattern drafting - Tips and Tricks
  3. Strapping techniques - I made this cool thing, but how do I get in and out of it?
  4. Intro to Cosplay 102: Foamsmithing - using software to make your life easier

I'm excited to be your guide in foamsmithing and would love to see what we can make together. 

Classes begin: Friday the 20th. Cycle B (Session 1&2): 10/20-10/21

Please bring $15 material fee on session 1. CASH ONLY PLEASE.

See you all in class! Feel free to share with friends and families.


The class includes a one month trial membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $50 and over. Your trial membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. If you would like to continue your membership, please visit us here:  Join us

Regular membership is $40 per month and 50% off regular membership ($20 per month) for students, seniors, out of area, military – active, reserve or veteran. Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.    


This is a high demand event with limited spaces available. A request of cancellation must be received by email to 72 Hours prior to the event date to be eligible for a refund. Please note, a $15.00 processing fee will be assessed per cancellation from the total refund.
Regretfully, we are unable to issue refunds and/or credit for a missed class. However, in some circumstances at the discretion of the instructor and management, pending availability, a credit may be given towards future sessions with special circumstances. 
In the case Ideaworks must cancel a class, full registration fees based on the original form payment was made will be refunded.


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