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July 10-12, 2015
Radisson Hotel, High Point, NC 
www.con-gregate.com 

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Sunday, July 12 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Unique Costuming Materials

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Our panelists discuss using materials other than cloth, chainmail, foam, duct tape, leather.  What are some unusual materials that you can use to make costumes and what are some that you shouldn’t use. 


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JT the Enginerd

Science Guest
Jen “The Enginerd” is an all-purpose geek.  She obtained her Masters of Science in Engineering Mechanics with a focus in biomechanics from Virginia Tech in 2013.  Her research focused on animal locomotion and included the analysis of beetle respiration and helping construct a platform to measure the force produced during an insects jump.  She also hopes to obtain a Masters of Education in Instruction and Curriculum in the near future as... Read More →

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Allegriana

Costuming Guest
Allegriana first entered the con scene in 2008 as “The Chainmail Chick”, a fantasy art and pinup model best known for her impressively impractical wardrobe of metal bikinis. Since then, she’s branched out into costume design, cosplay, and digital art, becoming part of award-winning costume company Ribbons and Rivets, which specializes in armor and leather work, as well as apprenticing under latex masters Organic Armor. She is... Read More →
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Tom Hutchens

Costuming Guest
In 2007 Tom founded the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club here, with NC’s “Talon Clan” being the organization’s first chapter.  Years of hard work would gain the club recognition by Lucasfilm LTD. as the “Elite Mandalorian Costume Organization”.  Tom has lent his knowledge of Mandalorian character, armor, and culture to help collaborate on various Star Wars books, as well as being a writer for... Read More →
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Jennifer McCollom

Media Arts Guest
Professional make-up artist, Jennifer McCollom got her start in Theatre through both high school and college. She graduated from UNCG with a BA in Theatre and a minor in Physics. Her first professional film was Taking Liberty filmed in Winston-Salem, NC. Then it was on to local favorites Dead Inn and Last Lives.  Jennifer followed up her local work with a trip to LA to study at the Westmore Make-up Academy.  | | Her work on the smaller... Read More →
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Matthew Penick

Costuming Guest
Matthew Penick is a professional costumer and fitness enthusiast, as well as the owner of costume and prop company Ribbons and Rivets, which he founded in 2009. A self-taught leatherworker, he made his first suit of armor in college out of scraps and remnants from the local Tandy. In fact, that very first suit of armor is still in action (having received numerous upgrades) and is now the award-winning Nightwalker armor set, which can be seen in... Read More →
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Angela Pritchett

Media Arts Guest
Angela Pritchett is an author, costumer, YouTube Show Host, Actress, Makeup Artist and all around crazy person for all the stuff she juggles. | Her stories have been published in numerous anthologies and she has even written a cookbook (Shut Up and Eat! The Unofficial Doctor Who Series Ate Cookbook.) | She has worked on many films as an actress and special fx makeup artist including Plan 9 (the remake of the original Ed Wood film), The... Read More →


Sunday July 12, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Provincial B

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