Workshops

You can find all dates in the day program.


ACTIVE: Participants can actively work and take a finished piece home with them. 

PASSIVE: Participants can watch a workshop director demonstrate his artisan skills.

LECTURE: Theoretical part only. 

 

COSTS: Our goal is to offer our participants quality workshops which impart valuable knowledge. Since the earnings from the ticket sale only cover for the expenses (travel, accommodation and provisions) of the workshop directors and the realization of a workshop is connected with a lot of effort (materials, planing and preparing), some of our offers have a voluntary collect. The amount can be paid on site in cash and is passed on to the workshop directors 1:1. Lectures- where not stated otherwise- are free of charge.


Place

All active and passive workshops take place in the west wing of the building (Entrance A, room 010 on the ground floor) and are- if not stated otherwise, accessible for everyone, including visitors without a festival ticket.

 

All lectures- if not stated otherwise- take place in the auditorium. (Entrance D, first floor) and are only accessible for festival participants with a ticket.

More info regarding the infrastructure


Chainmail Building (active)

Together with Black Owl Studio you will learn how to build a chainmail piece by piece with simple utilities. This workshop is held in english.

 

Fee: voluntay collect (suggested price CHF 15.00)

(A maximum of 10 people can participate.)


3D Printing 101: From the model to the prop

Totally futuristic a couple years ago, 3D printing technologies are developing fast and enable new possibilities for props and cosplay making. How does 3d printing works ? How do you first make a 3D model and how do you finish the printed object ? When to print and when to use other technics ? How much does it cost ? Those are few of the questions you will be able to get answers to during this workshop with Thibaut Roger, Star Wars cosplayer since 12 years. This workshop is held in English.

 

Fee for festival participants: free of charge, this offer is only available for festival participants

(A maximum of 20 people can participate.)


Low-Budget Cosplay with Paper (AcTIVe)

The austrian cosplay Shizca introduces you to her favorite saving tips. She builds her armors and weapons with paper, ducttape, swimming aids and everything she can find at second hand markets. The participants have the opportunity to build their own shield out of paper and foam and collect expierence with the underestimated material.

 

Fee: voluntay collect (suggested price CHF 15.00)

(A maximum of 10 people can participate.) 


Make-up: covering transitions (passive)

Claudia Rindler shows how to put on latex or silicone applications without any visible transitions. This workshop is held in german.

Subtopics:

- difference between (expensive) custom-made and (low-priced) mass products

- How do I put on applications so that they stick throughout the day?

- Which products can I use to cover the transitions?

 

Fee for festival participants: free of charge, this workshop is only available for festival participants

(A maximum of 20 people can participate.)


Make-up: groundings (passive)

Claudia Rindler shows how to ground a Make-up so that the colors match your personal type and hold throughout the day. This workshop is held in german.

Subtopics:

- Different make-ups and colors like aquacolor, grease based color and conventional make-up: what do I use when?

- "Tools": how to use brushes, sponges, airbrush etc. What do I use when and for what type of colors?

 

Fee for festival participants: free of charge, this workshop is only available for festival participants

(A maximum of 20 people can participate.)


Molding demonstration (passive)

Step by step the expierenced cosplayers from Black Owl Studio demonstrate how to produce a 2-part casting mold, which materials are used in the process and what details must be paid attention to so that your project can become a success too. This workshop is held in english.

 

Fee: voluntary collect (suggested price 10.- CHF)

(A maximum of 20 people can participate.)


mountings for armors (active)

Eden Craft, the versatile cosplay talent from Germany, shows you how to build stable, comfortable mountings for armor pieces:

"At every convention you see sad cosplayers at the repair station who have to fix their armor over and over again because it keeps falling apart. I will show you how to avoid these problems and enjoy your costume all day. :) "  This workshop is held in german.

Subtopics:

- Reference pictures

- What function do armor parts have?

- What type of mountings exist?

- Which type of mounting is the best for me? 

 

Fee: voluntary collect (suggested price 15.- CHF)

(A maximum of 10 people can participate.)


realizing cosplay plans (passive)

Eden Craft, the versatile cosplay talent from Germany, shows you how to realize a cosplay idea step by step:

"I NEED to cosplay this! But how? Sometimes you pick a seemingly impossible character.  However there is a way to realize even the most challenging ideas, you only need to have the right strategy. ;) "  This workshop is held in german.

Subtopics:

- Reference pictures- from where and how many?

- Spatial transfer

- Which material is the best for me?

- How do I create sewing patterns?

- How do I use sewing patterns properly?

 

Fee: voluntary collect (suggested price 10.- CHF)

(A maximum of 20 people can participate.)


Association of swiss phantasy Authors (presentation)

Two and a half years ago the association of Swiss Phantasy Authors was founded. Since then it continously keeps growing and is more and more present. We like to use the opportunity to introduce ourselves in detail at the Cosplay Festival Bern:What are our goals? Who do we want to appeal to? What can a member expect from us? Readers and writers of all levels are heartily welcome!

Note: this presentation is in German.

 

Fee for festival participants: free of charge, this lecture is only available for festival participants


Characterdesign for Cosplayers (lecture)

A cosplay only consist of yourself and a costume to represent a character.  During this lecture digital-Arts-Student and Cosplayer Shizca shows you the basics of character design and explains the important aspects when it comes to selfmade designs to produce a convincing and authentic character.

 

Participants are invited to bring their own design on a USB stick or printed to get feedback from the workshop director and/or orher participants.

 

Fee Saturday 11. November (auditorium): free of charge, only available for festival participants

Fee Sunday 12. November (workshop room 010): free of charge


the archeology of indiana jones, part 1 (lecture)

Andreas Dragone, tireless collector of artifacts and movie props, fascinated by the duality between archeology and movie, declares himself a passionate enthusiast of the Indiana Jones saga. This passion inspired him to create an exhibition, illustrated with artifacts, pictures and a collection of information from all Indiana Jones "movies", starting from "raiders of the lost arc" up to "Indiana Jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull". The result was the exhibition "hunter of the lost treasures" which was displayed multiple times and is regarded by Dragone as an opportunity to contribute to the phenomenon "Indiana Jones". The exhibition will be displayed from October 2017 until January 2018 in the museum of archeology Frauenfeld. As a foretaste he brings his associated lectures to the Cosplay Festival Bern. Note: this lecture is in german.

 

Part 1: Raiders of the lost arc (1936) 

This part contains the artifacts from the first movie of the Indiana Jones saga. From Nepal to Egypt we examine the years before the second world war and find objects from this time. We also follow the Nazis of Germany, their interest in the occult, the ark of the covenant and its connection to the people of Israel up to their disappearance in the desert of Egypt.

 

Fee for festival participants: free of charge, this lecture is only available for festival participants


the archeology of indiana Jones, part 2 (lecture)

Andreas Dragone, tireless collector of artifacts and movie props, fascinated by the duality between archeology and movie, declares himself a passionate enthusiast of the Indiana Jones saga. This passion inspired him to create an exhibition, illustrated with artifacts, pictures and a collection of information from all Indiana Jones "movies", starting from "raiders of the lost arc" up to "Indiana Jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull". The result was the exhibition "hunter of the lost treasures" which was displayed multiple times and is regarded by Dragone as an opportunity to contribute to the phenomenon "Indiana Jones". The exhibition will be displayed from October 2017 until January 2018 in the museum of archeology Frauenfeld. As a foretaste he brings his associated lectures to the Cosplay Festival Bern. Note: this lecture is in german.

 

Teil 2: The last Crusade (1938)

Based on the history of the templars and the legend of the holy grail written by Wolfram of Eschembach and Chrétien de Troyes we follow the famous professor and his father on their search for a legendary artifact. During their journey they meet the Nazis of Germany again and are confronted with their hunt and obsession for mysterious objects, which inevitably leads to the fight between good and evil.

 

Fee for festival participants: free of charge, this lecture is only available for festival participants


the chronicle of sword and quill (lecture/reading)

Noble Ambassador, the Kingdom of Opalindon welcomes you.

THE CHRONICLE OF SWORD AND QUILL tell the story of two countries - the Land of  the Cherusks and the Mark - from their early beginnings until the climax of their power with imperialistic characteristics centuries later.

 

This world treads into a new fantasy territory. At the center are men with their intrigues and hunger for power. Instead of a black-white scheme we find grey shades in all their nuances. We relinquished fantasy elements like magic and mythical creatures for the majority of the story. The only form of magic comes from the gods. A few people are gifted with the ability to call them, but those who only believe in the powers of good will eventually learn what it means to fear. This lecture/reading is held in german.

 

Fee for festival participants: free of charge, this lecture is only available for festival participants 


what is cosplay, part 1 (lecture)

Fritjof Eckardt, better known as Puka, is a japanese pop culture enthusiast for 25 years and expierenced a lot during that time. The knowledge that accumulated over the years is depicted in his book 'What is cosplay?' and his lectures. Part 1 examines the question: What is cosplay? This lecture is held in german.

Main topics:

- Why do people do it?

- How is a costume made?

- How did cosplay develop?

 

Fee for festival participants: free of charge, this lecture is only available for festival participants


what is cosplay, part 2 (lecture)

Fritjof Eckardt, better known as Puka, is a japanese pop culture enthusiast for 25 years and expierenced a lot during that time. The knowledge that accumulated over the years is depicted in his book 'What is cosplay?' and his lectures. Part 2 examines the topic: The political and economical impact of cosplay. This lecture is held in german.

 

Fee for festival participants: free of charge, this lecture is only available for festival participants