Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab
Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab

Cosplay Costume Creations

Ever wanted to make your own costume? Then this is the camp for you! In this camp, attendees will learn about different types of foam and thermoplastics, how to work with them, and will test them in fun ways to learn more about their properties and uses. Campers will be introduced to a different material each day and the types of tools that can be used to work with the material. We will then use the new material to produce a piece of a set of armor using templates, small hand tools (such as box cutters), and smaller power tools (palm sander, dremel). Additionally, we will cover basic machine and tool safety. Campers are expected to get dirty so dress accordingly!

Learning Process and Outcomes

Basic tool safety, materials and properties, Creative thinking, rapid prototyping, design principles: integrity and function

Take-Home Creations

One or more costume-armor parts

Please fill out and bring signed forms with you in the morning. We will provide snacks but not lunch – participants should bring their own lunch and water bottle. Please note this camp will take place in a dusty and dirty environment, participants should be dressed appropriately.

Participants will learn tool safety as part of this workshop. Participants will not operate any large power tools but may use hot glue guns, scissors, Xacto knives or box cutters. Staff assisting youth with the workshop may make use of a dremel, palm sander, heat gun, scroll saw, or hot wire foam cutter..

Prerequisites: None
Difficulty: Moderate
Required Ages: 11+
Required # of Participants: 6 – 15
Dates / Times:
June 20 – 24 | 9am – 12pm
Cost: $125

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