This past weekend the anime/japanese pop culture loving fanatics of North Texas converged onto the Hilton Anatole from May 31st to June 4th for A-Kon 24. A-kon is similar to other conventions such as Comic Con or Texas Frightmare Weekend, in which people get together to bond in their fandom while enjoying vendors, panel discussions, screenings, photo ops and dance parties. Everyone knows one of the best things about these conventions is when people’s love for a character inspires them to become that character with the help of awesome costumes and makeup. While dressing up is a common practice at conventions you haven’t seen anything until you see what attendees of A-kon have got in the way of costume skills.
More commonly known as Cosplay, people often spend all year perfecting their costumes for A-kon making sure every detail is painstakingly attended to, transforming themselves into perfect replicas of their favorite characters.
If you’ve ever been to A-kon costume-less and gazed longingly at the wonderfully crafted wings and robot armor and wondered “omg, how can I do that?” then the DMA has got something you’ll want to check out this Saturday, June 8th called Armor and Accessories. Drawing inspiration from, you’ll learn how to make your own pieces of armor or jewelry using craft foam and other simple materials while learning the story behind this incredible sculpture piece.
Takenouchi no Sukune Meets the Dragon King of the Sea
Even though A-kon has already come and gone for 2013 this is the perfect time to start planning that dream costume for 2014 and the DMA is the perfect place to start learning how you’re going to bring it into reality. With great inspiration from Takenouchi no Sukune Meets the Dragon King of the Sea and all it’s amazing textures and details all you cosplay newbs can get started on your own set of robot armor or demon sword with a whole year to make it perfect.
When: Saturday, June 8th @ 1pm, 2pm or 3pm
Where: C3 Art Studio
Cost: Free; Limited to the first thirty-six participants. Pick up tickets outside the Art Studio in C3 thirty minutes before each workshop begins