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Foam Fabrication for Costume

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Kanga Paws Workshops

45 Henderson Street

The Old Police Station

Fremantle, WA 6160

Australia

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This one day course is designed to introduce students to different types of foam and their uses in costume and prop making.


After first exploring the properties of each, students will progress through the various stages of foam construction, from shaping, moulding, bonding, sewing, laminating, detailing and finishing.

We will look at adhesives, paints and fabric finishing and get you hands on working, shaping and fabricating your own piece to help you understand how this course applies to your own projects.

All materials are supplied.

At the end of this course students will;

  • Understand the properties of commonly used soft foams and their applications
  • Learn how to sculpt, shape and finish foams
  • Understand common methods of bonding
  • Gained practical experience in foam fabrication for costume

This course is designed for;

  • Current students of
    • Specialist costume/fashion design
    • Theatre studies
    • Prop making
  • Cosplay enthusiasts
  • Wearable Art specialists
  • Anyone interested in large scale costume construction

FAQs

Who are Kanga Paws?

We are a Fremantle company specialising in mascots costumes and large, foam fabrication costumes for TV, Theatre and Entertainment. We have been making costumes of this type for more than 20 years and started our business in London before moving to Fremantle 6 years ago.

How do I find you?

This link will take you to our door but instructions for access and directions will be sent upon booking

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

We run specific courses for younger ages through the school holidays but this workshop is best suited for 15+

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There are lots of paid parking options in Fremantle. Limited free spaces are available on site but please check prior to arrival for details

What should I bring into the workshop?

You'll need to bring lunch and refreshements to see you through the day.

Your own particle mask might be an advantage, you will be scultpting and shaping foams in a dusty environment and we have limited resources.

By all means bring your own equipment if you'd like to use or have someone advise about it and X-Acto or craft knives are always useful. A pad and pens will be a must for you take notes and a small camera would also be a huge benefit.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Either email info@kangapaws.com.au or call 0468 600 657

What should I wear?

You will be using adhesives and paints that may be difficult to remove from clothing. Either wear something you don't mind getting marked or bring an apron or overalls to cover up.

I already have experience of this, is it the right workshop for me?

This is designed to introduce the basics but you might find it useful to brush up and use the opportunity to learn from our experience. We do run more advanced courses though so if there's nothing advertised right now please do contact us for details or keep checking back with Eventbrite

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Kanga Paws Workshops

45 Henderson Street

The Old Police Station

Fremantle, WA 6160

Australia

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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