Silicon Web Costumer's Guild


Chapter events

Second Sunday of each month - SiW Board Meeting

(4-6pm PT, 7-9pm ET) SiW Board members meet via Zoom to discuss chapter business and plan activities. Members are invited to join (contact the chapter Secretary to receive a link). A summary is sent to members after each meeting.

Third Sunday of each month - SiW Members Meeting

(4-6pm PT, 7-9pm ET) Meet with your fellow SiW members via Zoom. Each meeting will start with chapter reports, announcements, upcoming events, a show-and-tell, and then features a program topic for the month. Check the Silicon Web Events calendar for detailed meeting agendas. Members receive a link via email prior to each meeting (contact the chapter Secretary if you have not received one.)

Featured events

Sep 8, 2024: Webinar - My Costume, Myself: Celebrating Stories of Cosplay and Beyond - 1pm PT, 4pm ET

My Costume Myself Cosplay. Celebrity impersonation. Historical reenactment. Drag. Ren Fairs. Through research and stories, cosplayer Thomas Endres' book, My Costume, Myself: Celebrating Stories of Cosplay and Beyond explores the transformational and inclusive world of costumes, and how they can be used to uncover, cultivate, and represent aspects of one's inner self. In this webinar, he will discuss his book and research, and provide insights into the cosplay phenomenon.

Thomas G. Endres is a professor at the University of Northern Colorado, where he teaches courses on unpacking popular culture.

Oct 27, 2024: Webinar - Laser Cutters for Costumers - 2pm PT, 5pm ET

My Costume Myself Lasers have long been a fixture of science fiction, and in this webinar Taylor Pope will introduce you to the benefits of using real-life lasers in costume fabrication!

Laser cutters are especially good for tasks requiring precision and repeatability! Taylor will give an introduction to different types of laser cutters and present on how he has used them in costuming projects. Learn how to pick a laser suited for your task and budget, and how to make designs for cutting at home, sending to laser cutting services or use on a laser at a makerspace.

Taylor's costuming focuses on inflatables and digital fabrication techniques like laser cutting and 3d printing. He is the Vice President of the Silicon Web Costumers' Guild.

Dec 8, 2024: Webinar - The C2E2 Cosplay Central Crown Championships - 1pm PT, 4pm ET

C2E2 Cosplay The Cosplay Central Crown Championships is a major costuming competition with regional, national, and international rounds. Maral Agnerian ("Sarcasm-himé Cosplay") who was the 2024 National Title winner will talk about the competition, her experience participating, and the costume that she created.

Addicted to anything shiny, Maral has a deep love for embroidery, beading, and gold­work. She loves the challenge of bringing something 2D to life, as well as flexing her creative muscles by interpreting fandom characters through the lens of historical fashion.

Here is the calendar of Silicon Web Costumers' Guild events.

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