Adorn yourself with a cardboard costume made with your own hands at this Tinkering Social Club event! Exciting, fantastical, and outrageous costumes will be right at your fingertips. We love cardboard as a prototyping and construction material because it allows you to work on a large scale with ease. Add paint, glitter, and eventually “sew” pieces together using hot glue for your final creation. You can make anything with cardboard!
In this two-hour drop-in event you will get an intensive introduction to cardboard costuming techniques with Jesse Roadkill. Jesse is a member of the (in)famous Cardboard Institute of Technology and has years of experience turning recycled cardboard into large-scale immersive environments, sculptures, puppets, and, or course, lots of costumes. She will teach you how to construct a simple base, from which sculptural applications can be imagined, and guide you through this process, showing you easy patterns and dispensing cardboard-related wisdom.
You can start from scratch and work entirely in cardboard, or modify a piece of clothing that you bring in! Trucker hats, blazers, rain boots all work well as support structures for costumes. Do you not already have a pair of sultan shoes? We can work something out.This will be a fast-paced craft session limited only by your imagination and the amounts of cardboard we are able to provide. And we plan to bring a lot of cardboard.
TSC is happening Thursday, April 17, 7–9 pm.
Adult-only evening hours are for 18+ only from 6-10pm on Thursday evenings; admission is $15 ($10 for members). Admission to Tinkering Social Club is at no additional cost.