The show was from Friday to Sunday. We attended with the sole intention of bringing the world of costuming to the public eye. We heavily promoted our 2 main suppliers being Chavant and Smooth-On who have both been very generous to us over the last few years.
We'd also like to thank the organizers of the Toronto Comic Con for collaborating with us on this task.
We weren't selling anything, taking commissions or anything like that. Bring the world of costuming to the public. How it's done, and what is needed.
It's funny, everyone who stopped by who in some way was involved in sculpting or moldmaking was almost completely unaware of these two power house manufacturers. We had a lot of prototype toy makers and scale statue sculptors show up and it seemed all worked with anything but these materials.
After showing the advantages of Chavant clays and Smooth-On moldmaking/Casting materials it is very safe to say that many will now be switching to these to great companies.
Chavant offers a huge range of clays for all types of sculpting and Smooth-On has all the bases covered for molding and casting mediums. We feel very good about how the public responded to our demonstrations showcasing these 2 great manufacturers.
We handed out nearly every sample we had from both companies and all were interested on some level, be it from hobby stand point or from a professional angle. No one walked away with anything unless they had a good explanation of what it's for or how it works. Funny enough, everyone was genuinely interested in the information and wanted to know basically 'OK, what do I do now?'
Although we here use primarily Chavant Soft NSP, the small scale sculptors, (1/3rd or 1/6th scale) were extremely impressed with their Y2Klay and the fact that these clays dont need to be baked when the sculpt is completed. The quality of these clays and range really got everyone's attention.
I'd like to personally thank both Chavant and Smooth-on for their generous contributions to this convention. From a moldmaking stand point alone Smooth-On was a huge success considering almost all the sculptors we spoke to didnt mold their own work but now feel comfortable giving it a try.
Others to thank are Jonathan/Devil in the Pale Moonlight and Emerson/BadLove. Both these guys helped out immensly and were great interacting with the public. Emerson was also doing sculpting demos there and drew quite a crowd as well. Thanks guys. Wouldnt of been able to do this without you.:up
Some pics...more to come as I get them sorted out. These are from Sunday evening about an hour before closing time.
Note the silly smile on my face... :o hwell
Oh look...A CANADIAN JEDI stopping by to take pics with the Dark Side..
And a very nice gesture from Chavant.
More to come..