TUESDAY! MakeSF Random Costuming Fun! workshop at TechShopSJ with Kevin Roche

At loss for Halloween costume ideas?  You will come away from this free workshop/brainstorming session with lots of ideas and possibly a fully formed costume.  

This will be the first (hopefully of many!) MakeSF Maker Meetup at the new TechShop San Jose location.   Just in time for Halloween, learn to make costuming out of anything lying around - cardboard and hot glue, bubble wrap, whatever you bring!  We'll be led by master costumer Kevin Roche. I'll bring some snacks.  It will be a party!  Just to clarify, we will NOT be collecting any "membership dues" - those are purely voluntary.  

This a workshop will be free and is suitable for all ages, but children under 10 should be supervised by an adult, as we'll be using sharp implements (scissors, knives) and hot glue.  Please bring of materials to share if you can.   Bring any of the below you have handy:  Spare cardboard (cereal boxes, regular boxes,etc), markers, an xacto knife or box cutter, scissors, hot glue gun, bubble wrap, aluminum foil, foil or cellophane wrapping paper, left over promotional teeshirts (you can turn them inside out and do things to them), duct tape, staplers, safety pins, paper clips, anything else you think would be useful and can spare --- and of course your imagination and ideas!  We'll have of extras on hand as well. 

This fun-for-all-ages event starts at 6:30pm. Children under 14 need to be accompanied by an adult. If you are working on any project (costume or otherwise) and want to show it off or get help from other makers, bring it in! We want to see the cool stuff you are doing :)

Bio of Kevin Roche: Kevin Roche has been making costumes since he was 8 (and has the photographic evidence to prove it!). He was honored with the International Costumers Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.  Kevin and his husband Andy Trembley set out in 2002 to bring Costume-Con back to California, and ~900 hundred costumers showed up at CC26 in April 2008 to join the fun.  In his secret identity as a research scientist at IBM's Almaden Research Center ( http://www.almaden.ibm.com/spinaps/scientists/?roche), he's hard at work wrangling giant robot vacuum chambers and electrons in the growing field of spintronics . In October 2009, he and co-editor Jason Schachat launched an the online publication: Yipe! The Costume Fanzine of Record, which can be downloaded for free monthly fromwww.yipezine.com 

TechShop is fine with people parking in their lot, as long as they come in for a temporary permit to put on their car.  If that fills up, there's also free parking on the street after 6pm.  Just make sure you don't park in the 20 or 30 min green zones.  They will ticket those! Beyond that, parking is $5 in the city parking garages: http://www.sjdowntownparking.com/evening_parking.html

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  • Malcolm K.

    Yep, now that we have someone who can run the meetings down there, thanks Elise!, we plan to have one once a month.

    Hope to see you there :)

    October 26, 2011

  • Romy I.

    this is soooo cool! I didn't even realize that this was going on and I'm at the tech shop.

    I can never make it to the sf meetups. Are you kids going to meet in San Jose more often? I really miss going to make meetings. I used to go to the SF make stuff and make had a soldering class at tech shop menlo park about 3 years ago... that's where i learned to solder!

    Please please do another one in san jose!

    October 26, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really fun, even though I didn't work on a costume! Was very inspired by the pistachio shell project!

    October 26, 2011

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