Cosplay Through History

What’s one of the best ways to learn and remember history? Making it fun and personal! That is exactly what we’ll do in this class.

While learning about Roman gladiators, Vikings, ancient Greece and Egypt… we’ll also learn basic cosplay skills including costume and accessory planning, designing, and creating.

Please note that this is basic cosplay using basic beginner cosplay materials such as foam boards and handles, jewelry wire, paint, and lots of glue and tape. The finished projects will be appropriate for our local cosplay scene or Halloween, but no way near historical reenactment quality. Cosplay and reenacting are two different things and we will learn about that in class, too. The most damage you can do with the weapons we’ll be making is damage to the weapons themselves if you try to “fight” with them. Regarding weapons: This is actually preferred at most comic cons these days anyway.

We’ll be making a Roman gladius, a Viking ax, an Egyptian soldier’s headpiece (and maybe other accessories), and learning how to tie and wear a toga made out of a bed sheet. Our focus is on cosplaying that won’t break the bank; therefore, we will also learn how to design our own costumes and even how to “closet” or “thrift-store” cosplay. Please note that you will not end up with a complete costume in this class, but you will know how to create your own.

Do you prefer to learn history in an entertaining way? Want to feel like you’re actually there? Then this class is for you!

Titus 2:7-8

In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you will be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.