Vanessa Green

Vanessa is a self-taught creative, who coins herself a “scavenger cosplayer.” She visualizes unique versions of characters, and finds items from various sources to create elaborate, one-of-a-kind costumes, using minimal sewing and crafting techniques on a budget. She loves many fandoms, and finds a special joy in cosplay as a way to connect with others to share their love of the same fandoms. She celebrates the many levels of creation and unique styles and problem-solving of others. She firmly believes that body positivity and self care create a better quality of life for oneself, and the others around them. Expressing herself through fashion and decor soothes her soul and encourages others to find positive ways to express themselves. A professional body artist of six years, she loves the endless possibilities that make up offers to enhance the fantasy aspect of cosplay, as well as the joy her clients feel seeing their ideas and interests come to life as her living canvas.

4:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

Body Art 101: Full Coverage Options and Products

Ever wanted to cosplay a colorful character, but had no idea where to start to get realistic-looking blue skin? In this class you will learn about different ways to create full-coverage makeup for cosplay, including mixing your own custom colors, different kinds of body paint and ways to apply them, and airbrushing sweat/transfer-proof, alcohol-based makeup. Your host will go over pricing, sourcing, and removal, as well as an introduction on how to use an airbrush system. (2 hours. Limit 14 participants. $10 fee.)

Moderator: Vanessa Green

Panelists: Vanessa Green

Tracks: Art, Cosplay, Workshop

5:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma G

Create an OC Cosplay

Want to join the cosplay craze, but can't find the right character that fits your personality? Create your own original character! Pick a name, develop your story, and design your costume. The options are limitless! Panelists discuss designing an OC cosplay concept.

Moderator: The Singing Costumer

Panelists: Vanessa Green, Kekkuda, Kathleen M O'Brien, Raiva, TattedSith Cosplay

Tracks: Art, Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Maker

2:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

Body Art 102: Detailing Techniques

As any cosplayer can tell you, everything is in the details. Once you put down your base makeup layer, what’s next? This class will go over products and techniques to take your character to the next level. Learn how to get that superhero musculature, how to give yourself dimension and texture, and how to make an inhuman character look more authentic. Class will include body paint, powders, and airbrush techniques. (2 hours. Limit 14 participants. $10 fee.)

Moderator: Vanessa Green

Panelists: Vanessa Green

Tracks: Art, Cosplay, Workshop