Life Skills

Cosplay, Crafters, and Prop Builders

A gathering place for creative kids to learn about making costumes and building replica props for cosplay, LARP, and collecting.
179 total reviews for this teacher
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13-17

year olds

7

active learners

per learner

How does aGroup work?

Access to an online community, anytime — Share and create with like-minded peers from any device
A space for verified learners — All participants are verified by Outschool before joining
Educator-led challenges, events, and discussions — Outschool educator moderates content and facilitates engaging activities

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Cosplay, Crafters, and Prop Builders

Cosplay, Crafters, and Prop Builders is a community of learners that come together on Outschool to share what they’re learning, ask questions, participate in challenges, and get feedback on their projects
Learner
Upcycled cosplay!
Indy satchel built from thrift store coat.
You're so talented!

Description

Group Experience

My goal with this club is to help kids...
✨ Connect with other cosplayers and prop builders. 
✨ Share their successes and praise each other's efforts.
✨ Get tips and help with completing difficult projects.
✨ Grow more confident in their building and crafting skills. 
I have been a cosplayer and crafter for nearly twenty years and have completed projects ranging from a lightsaber crafted from plumbing supplies, to an enchanted elven dagger, to hand-bound books of magic. 
I have taught crafting and tool safety at Scout summer camps.  
I hold a teaching license (grade 6-12 English Language Arts) and have professional experience fostering LQBTQ+ peer support groups. 
Welcome to our Group! We want all of our learners to feel comfortable, connected, and safe. That's why we have 3 rules we ask you to follow: Be Kind, Be Safe, and Be Respectful.

☞ Be Kind - Help all learners feel welcome and included.
Learners from all over the world, with different backgrounds, races, ethnicities, abilities, gender identities, religions and body types, participate in our Group. Always be nice and make others, especially new learners, know that they belong and are welcome. Teasing, name calling, or bullying anybody in our community? Nope. Not happening here

☞ Be Safe - Keep your personal information private and never ask other learners for theirs.
Personal things are personal. We want to keep you safe on Outschool, but we also want YOU to understand how to be safe when you're meeting other learners or teachers. Keep your full name, home address, gaming or social media name, email, and school name private.

☞ Be Respectful - Treat others how you want to be treated.
Keep language clean and information you share safe. If you wouldn't say it or share with your grandma, don't do it here. Swear words, racy videos, and violent images are not allowed. Treat Outschool like a public place, and when in doubt, keep things covered.

☞ Be Appropriate - Keep costumes and props family friendly
Every cosplayer can name a character that would be too scary, violent, or "adult" to perform at a public library convention. Remember to keep all characters and photos appropriate for all members. If you are unsure whether a character is appropriate, check with Linke and your parents before posting.
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✧ Cosplay frequently features characters who have weapons and fight enemies. Students will be encouraged to minimize gory elements and MUST only use nonlethal prop weapons in their costumes.

✧ Crafting may involve using sharp or hot tools, paint, glue, and other potentially hazardous chemicals. Kids are encouraged to do all their crafts in a well ventilated area and have parental supervision until they demonstrate confidence with tools. 

Group Leader

Andrew Linke
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Photography, Strategy games, and Storytelling!
179 total reviews
94 completed classes

About Me

I've been a teacher for more than a dozen years and involved with Scouting and working in the outdoors for nearly thirty years. I was homeschooled for my entire life, an experience which gave me the opportunity to pursue my interests and explore... 
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