Howdy, PartyCon friends! If you’ve been following the website, you’ve undoubtedly noticed some new special events posted over the last few days, but I wanted to call your attention to them, and in particular four awesome panels and workshops presented by the uber-talented cosplayer Ginger Liz!

First up, on Friday, December 30 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM we have a panel on where to procure fabric, foam, wigs, and the assorted paraphernalia of cosplay. See Cosplay Materials Shopping.

Then, on New Years Eve, from 7:30 to 9 PM, Ginger is putting on a live build of “leather” armor! This is an amazing opportunity to watch an expert at work and pick up some tips for your own cosplay armor making. And at the end of the session, she’ll be raffling off her work! See CosLive! Build: “Leather” Armor.

Finally, on New Year’s Day, Ginger and friends will be putting on two sessions. The first is a workshop on Embroidery and Beading (Noon – 1:30 PM), with materials provided for the first 15 people to pre-register (more details on how to pre-register to come shortly). Then, from 2 – 3 PM, there’s a panel about the different aspects of cosplay and how and why you might want to join in on the fun.