This panel will discuss the various techniques for using foam and other inexpensive materials to craft comfortable and lightweight costumes for conventions and party events. Techniques covered include using Pepakura for patterning and methods for drafting freehand patterns to translate to use for foam or cardboard. The panel will also demonstrate basic tools that will make your pieces clean and professional looking, and ways to seal and paint your completed parts. Hosted by Mike Schiffbauer of Dragonfyre Designs and Sean Shaw of Shawshank Cosplay. Both have years of experience in the realm of cosplay and prop making and are eager to answer all of your questions.