Industry Workshop Panels

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Learn from your favorite cosplayers!
Visit famcut.ticketleap.com for tickets to these specialty workshops at Katsucon! Sponsored by Janome, Famoré Cutlery, and Arda Wigs

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Casey ReneeCasey Renee

Casey Renee is an award-winning cosplayer focused on craftsmanship and sewing. Casey is incredibly passionate about cosplay craftsmanship, Disney, historical costuming, and creating educational content. In 2022, Casey’s first book, “Cosplay Foundations: Your Guide to Constructing Bodysuits, Corsets, Hoop skirts, Petticoats, and more” was published. Casey loves sharing her experience with others and helping the cosplay community as a whole learn new things and celebrate craftsmanship. You can find Casey’s work on youtube.com/caseyreneecosplay and instagram.com/caseyreneecosplay




Cowbutt Crunchies CosplayCowbutt Crunchies Cosplay

Cowbutt Crunchies Cosplay is an internationally acclaimed LGBTQ+ couple who specializes in complex, couture cosplay, education, and incredible pop culture design. Always pushing the envelope of creativity, their experimental mixed media builds feature a wide mastery of unique techniques, from advanced embroidery, to extreme wigwork, to intricate armor. Their work has been featured in various news outlets and TV spots including ABC’s To Tell The Truth, and they have partnered with beloved properties such as Genshin Impact and League of Legends to bring new characters to life. In 2019 Regan was crowned Global Champion at the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay, and since then they’ve only continued to share their passion both as creators and as Cosplay Educators – judging international level contests and teaching crafters around the world. They are the authors of three cosplay how-to books on the topics of wigs, footwear, and their latest title, The Cosplay Book of Ballgowns. Deeply involved with the cosplay community, they believe in giving back through workshops and online tutorials, as well as through their cat rescue cosplay charity, which is a homage to their own adopted cats “Cowbutt” and “Crunchies.” With over 20 years of experience, their focus is on construction, creativity, and teaching others the art of cosplay.




Seams Come TrueJanelle (Seams.Come.True)

Janelle is a self-taught cosplayer and handicraft maven who is a lover of all things spooky and pink. With a professional background in Animation and Plush Toy Design, she enjoys puzzling out and researching the most efficient way to pattern a garment, assemble a cosplay or build a prop! She is the winner of several cosplay awards including Best Journeyman at Dragoncon 2021 and has done fabrication work for brands such as Dennys, John Deere and Lenovo. By highlighting her techniques along the way and encouraging upcycling, she aims to make creating less intimidating and more accessible. Whether it’s cosplay, clothing, or crafts, she hopes to give people the tools and encouragement they need to succeed.




Lady CelsLady Cels

Lady Cels is a Maryland-based cosplayer and costumer who has a passion for teaching. She is an accomplished, award winning maker who creates her own costumes from scratch who has competed, won, and judged at several conventions in the US. She holds a BFA in Costume Tech and an MA in Puppetry Fabrication who has taught professionally for over a decade in both university and K-12th maker education. She works frequently as a panelist, teacher, and cosplay judge at several conventions on the east coast. She is also a disabled cosplayer who advises and coaches others with the same disability (ASD and EDS). She strives to help create accessibility as well as acceptance within the cosplay community. Cosplay is for everyone. You can find her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.




Sarah SpacemanSarah Spaceman

Sarah Spaceman is a cosplay crafter with a passion for sewing, beading, and sparkle. She believes that anyone can learn how to make cosplay, and with her budding Youtube Channel, she teaches how anyone can use cosplay to learn how to sew. Thats the third person version but I’ll add, I’ve been sewing for 9 years and I came into sewing so that I could cosplay, but over the years I realized that cosplay actually taught me how to sew. Coming from that perspective I know what mistakes most beginners are making, because I made the same, and I aim to give them a better foot forward by giving them the knowledge i accrued over many years of making mistakes. Sarah Spaceman is a cosplay crafter with a passion for sewing, beading, and sparkle. She believes that anyone can learn how to make cosplay, and with her budding Youtube Channel, she teaches how anyone can use cosplay to learn how to sew.



Visit famcut.ticketleap.com for tickets to these specialty workshops at Katsucon! Sponsored by Janome, Famoré Cutlery, and Arda Wigs