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Build a Dramatic Headpiece with Make Fashion Edu

October 21, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

Build a Dramatic Headpiece with Paper and Cardboard

In this session, Carrie Leung and Twila Busby, MakeFashion Edu creators, will get you started on your exploration of paper and cardboard as a material to create dramatic and expressive headpieces. A headpiece can add to your existing costume or it can be the centerpiece of a visual expression. Either way, the head is a great canvas for a costume.

First let’s think about: What’s important to you? What inspires you? What do you want to say visually? From those ideas, you get to choose what kind of headpiece you want to make. We will show how to build a base and some paper techniques that can create any kind of project that speaks to you.

This session is all about empowering makers to be creative with their visual storytelling!

Gather your supplies to follow along.

  • Paper, Cardboard
  • Adhesives: Anything you have in the house will do. In this session we will be using painter’s tape and hot glue.
  • Cutting tools: Anything you have in the house will do. In this session we will be using scissors.
  • Pencil or Pen
  • Ruler
  • Optional: Decorating materials and a friend to make with!

I have made it, now what? Ways you can share your process and build:
  • Join us in our “Office Hours” on Oct. 28th at 4pm PT Showcase your piece, share your process, or come with questions and get support from the MakeFashion Edu team (and each other)! Sign up here.
  • Want to add touch activation to your headpiece? Level up the electronics on your headpiece or any wearable with James Simpson.
  • Submit your creation into the Make: Projects Halloween Costume Contest! And share your builds with #makercamp #maketoghether and #makefashionedu!
  • But wait! Before you submit your pictures for the Make Halloween Costume Content, level up your photography skills with our runway photographer and videographer Mike Shaw with “Easy Photoshoot Hacks” airing Monday 10/26

About MF Edu
MakeFashion Edu is a collaboration between non-profits, SteamHead and MakeFashion. Young makers combine fashion and technology in an outfit that they design from the ground up, learning design thinking, technical skills, practical building skills, and most importantly using these skills to express themselves and become advocates in their communities.

MakeFashion Edu has proven to be a powerful entry point for youth of all perspectives and backgrounds, but especially for those who are hesitant to engage with science and technology subjects. You do not have to be technical to use technology as a tool! Technical, but not feeling very creative? Hone your creative designer skills by applying your technical skills in our thoughtfully developed sessions.

Need more ideas? Head to makefashionedu.org
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Twitter: @MakeFashionEdu


October 21, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT
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