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Friday, September 28
 

10:00am

Costume Contest Registration

Sign up for the Costume Contest early! If you sign up on Friday, you’re much more likely to get an appointment for judging than if you wait until Saturday morning. To register, all you need is a printed reference photo for your costume - you won’t be able to register without it. Fan art is not an acceptable reference image, and hand-drawn reference images are only allowed for Original Design entrants. Groups are welcome, and you can print and fill out your entry form early by using the forms at www.awa-con.com. Just click “Events” and then “Costume Contest” for entry forms and rules.


Friday September 28, 2012 10:00am - 8:00pm
CGC - 106: Outside

2:30pm

Keeping Your Cosplay Organized
Cosplay is a fun and wonderful hobby, but if we’re not careful, it can take over our rooms, our stress levels, our time, and even our bank accounts! Join Kichara, a cosplayer with 9 years experience, for this panel that explores how to maintain your sanity while still having a great time cosplaying.


Friday September 28, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
CGC - 103 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

4:00pm

Modeling and Cosplay
Think you have what it takes to model? Join a panel of our cosplay guests who double-time as pro models to learn the ins and outs of the industry.

Speakers
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Marie

MC was first starred in a calendar 4 years ago, then was featured in an  international advertising campaing for a fast food chain.  In the following years, her work as a glamour model was published in magazines like FHM and American Curves. | As a former fashion designer, she could... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
CGC - 103 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

6:30pm

Girl's Cosplay 101: Giving Yourself an Anime Body
Ever want to cosplay that sorceress but didn’t have the.. ah, womanly assets? Or maybe the opposite? Too much up top to pull off that boyish figure? This panel is about those problems. From hair, to wearing wigs, to how to make your body shape look a little on the impossible side, we’re going to try and cover every base for a girl trying to put on those finishing little details that come before the costume.


Friday September 28, 2012 6:30pm - 8:00pm
CGC - 103 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

8:30pm

Quick and Dirty Japanese Street Fashion

"As one of the world's major fashion hotspots, Tokyo, Japan is well known for its quirky sense of street style. Come check out what's in (and what's out!) on the streets of Harajuku, Shibuya, and everything in between, and maybe even learn a thing or two about how it all got started! Just learning? We'll give you some hints on where to shop!

This year, come ready to enter our Street-Fashion Coordinate contest! Prizes will be awarded to the most creative outfits!"


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Friday September 28, 2012 8:30pm - 10:30pm
CGC - 103 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

11:00pm

Kimono 101
This class goes into the basics of how to tell one kind of kimono apart from another. Is the kimono for a man or a woman? How formal is it? When can it be worn? How do you put a kimono on? Demonstrations at the end of class will be given on how to put on your kimono and tie your obi.

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Friday September 28, 2012 11:00pm - Saturday September 29, 2012 12:00am
CGC - 103 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339
 
Saturday, September 29
 

10:00am

How to Make Wings
Learn how to make your own costume and cosplay wings with Saratonin Studios. This panel covers all the tips and tricks for making feathered angel wings on a budget while still achieving professional looking results. We will also discuss making other styles and types of wings, including fairy and bat wings. Pictures and examples of wings in progress will be shown. There will be time for questions and answers about any kind of wing construction.

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Saturday September 29, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm
CGC - 103 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

12:30pm

Leatherworking for Cosplay
Interested in learning how to work with leather? It isn’t as scary as you may think! Join Catherine Jones of GSTQ Fashions as she walks you through the basics of sewing, dyeing, cutting, molding and creating with both soft and hard leather.

Saturday September 29, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30am
CGC - 103 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

12:30pm

Creating and Cosplaying Original Characters
Looking to put an original twist on an established character or bring your own creation to life? Join the girls of B-Squad as we take you through the steps of creation and design of an original concept, and ways you can put a new spin on a favorite character.


Saturday September 29, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
CGC - 105 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

1:45pm

h.NAOTO Fashion Show
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h.NAOTO

The world knows Japan as the birthplace of popular subcultures like Anime, Manga, and Cosplay. One fashion designer took subculture fashion to mainstream. His name is Naoto Hirooka, and he is the creative designer of h. NAOTO, Japan’s most successful Gothic-Punk-Lolita fashion empire. Naoto... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 1:45pm - 2:15pm
CGC - Williams Ballroom ABE Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

2:00pm

The Art of Deception: Crossplaying
You know what they say: there’s an art to deception. Learn makeup tips and basic body modification such as binding and stuffing. Take your crossplay to a new level with tips on posing and walking like the opposite gender. Become your character regardless of body type.

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Saturday September 29, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
CGC - 103 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

2:00pm

Cosfluff 101: Plus Size Cosplay!
Plus Size Geeks (and supporters!) gather ‘round! Cosfluff101 is back and ready to help one and all Rock Cosplay! Come to learn some great tips on how to make your Cosplay the best it can be and get support from fellow Fluffy Fans! Cosfluff101 is here to say: Everyone Can Cosplay, even you!

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Saturday September 29, 2012 2:00pm - 4:00pm
CGC - 115 & 116 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

3:30pm

Cosplay with Marie Claude
Marie Claude is a cosplayer, model and designer all rolled into one talented package! Come meet her and learn from her experience.

Speakers
avatar for Marie

Marie

MC was first starred in a calendar 4 years ago, then was featured in an  international advertising campaing for a fast food chain.  In the following years, her work as a glamour model was published in magazines like FHM and American Curves. | As a former fashion designer, she could... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
CGC - 103 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

5:00pm

Cosplay on a Dime
This panel is designed to guide cosplayers into being able to save money on their cosplay. We will also have games and prizes for our guests!


Saturday September 29, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
CGC - 103 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

6:00pm

Patternmaking for Cosplay
Wouldn't it be nice if you could just hit up the fabric store for a pre-made pattern of that awesome character you're itching to cosplay? Sadly, that's usually not possible. This panel will give you the tools to create and alter patterns that work for your cosplay and fit your body!

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GSTQ Fashions

Catherine Jones is an award winning seamstress and the owner of GSTQ | | Fashions.  She studied theatrical costuming at Emory University, and | | has a professional background in drag costuming, bridal wear, and car | | upholstery.  Catherine has translated those skills into... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 6:00pm - 7:00pm
CGC - 103 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

7:00pm

Costume Contest Lineup
"In the costume contest? Line up! Here! NOW!

But seriously, this is where you come to line up. Don't be late - you may lose your spot in the line! "

Saturday September 29, 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
CGC - 103 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

10:00pm

Sociology of Cosplay
Join some of the biggest names in cosplay as they talk about the "why" behind the "wow." What drives cosplayers to make and wear such wonderful things? Find out here!

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Saturday September 29, 2012 10:00pm - 11:00pm
CGC - 103 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339
 
Sunday, September 30
 

10:00am

Costume Contest Winners
We don't know who's going to be on this panel, but if the past years are any indication, they're gonna be awesome. At least 20% cooler than any winners anywhere else. Join the winners to hear what they have to say about their award-winning costumes!

Sunday September 30, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm
CGC - 103 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

12:30pm

Cosplay Electronics
Can applied scientific theory be used to design and fabricate costumes? What should the serious cosplayer know about metal fatigue, stress points, electromechanical torsion nexuses? Where on the graph do “costume” and “play” meet? Safety glasses and advanced engineering degree are not mandatory, but are a good idea.

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Sunday September 30, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30am
CGC - 103 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

1:30pm

Pokemon Panel
It's that time again! Time for PikaBelleChu and Dr. Anime to rock AWA with the Pokemon Panel! Seating will go fast, so don't be a Slowpoke - grab your DS (or 3DS) and get your bum down here!


Sunday September 30, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
CGC - 103 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

2:30pm

Atlanta Imaginarium's Cosplay Variety Hour
Come dance and sing with Atlanta Imaginarium as we perform several Vocaloid songs. Our Vocaloid cast will entertain you with romance and laughs. Audience participation is welcome, so bring your dancing shoes and be ready to cheer and have a great time.

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Sunday September 30, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
CGC - Williams Ballroom CDF Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

3:30pm

WCS Cosplay Experience
USA! USA! USA! Come meet our the dynamic duo that represented the United States of America at the World Cosplay Summit in Japan. Learn what it takes to cosplay on the world stage!


Sunday September 30, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
CGC - 103 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339