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Chad Hoku

Hoku Props

HokuProps is a team lead by propmaker Chad Hoku and seamstress Sammy Hoku. Chad's background in 3D has him designing props and costumes digitally and utilizing different fabrication techniques to produce armor, props, and other costume components. Sammyís love for cosplay at a young age had her eventually studying fashion and costume design. She primarily works with fabric, covering all sewn requirements for cosplay projects. HokuProps is best known for their Lionhardt cosplay which won TwitchCon's 2016 Cosplay Contestís grand prize.

 

Website:
hokuprops.com

Facebook:
Facebook.com/hokuprops

Youtube:
Youtube.com/hokuprops

Instagram:
www.instagram.com/hokuprops

Twitter:
twitter.com/hokuprops

 



THU 8:00 PM: Turning Cosplay Passion into Profit (45 mins.)

Room: ONYX (Lincoln, Upper) Rated: Everyone


If you love to cosplay, then you've likely figured out that the hobby doesn't come cheap. Finding ways to turn your passion into a profit can help offset the costs of creation while sharing your costuming expertise with others in the community. It's easy to harp on the benefits of a bigger wallet, but do you have what it takes to make money in the industry? PlexiCosplay will discuss some actionable steps to getting there -- and give you some insights into her journey to professional and profitable cosplay.


Speaking: PlexiCosplay; Sammy Hoku; Chad Hoku

Category: Discussion

 



FRI 9:00 PM: Turning Cosplay Passion into Profit (45 mins.)

Room: MOCKINGBIRD (Lincoln. Lower) Rated: Everyone


If you love to cosplay, then you've likely figured out that the hobby doesn't come cheap. Finding ways to turn your passion into a profit can help offset the costs of creation while sharing your costuming expertise with others in the community. It's easy to harp on the benefits of a bigger wallet, but do you have what it takes to make money in the industry? PlexiCosplay will discuss some actionable steps to getting there -- and give you some insights into her journey to professional and profitable cosplay.


Speaking: PlexiCosplay; Sammy Hoku; Chad Hoku

Category: Discussion

 



SAT Noon: Cosplay Competition Pre-Judging (45 mins.)

Room: ONYX (Lincoln, Upper) Rated: Reserved

Produced By: ALL-CON Stage Management

Moderated By: Tock Custom


Cosplay competitiors must check in for pre-judging and instructions.


Speaking: Chad Hoku; Sammy Hoku; PlexiCosplay; Coregeek Creations

Category: Competition

 



SAT Noon: Cosplay Competition Pre-Judging (45 mins.)

Room: QUARTZ (Lincoln, Upper) Rated: Reserved

Produced By: ALL-CON Stage Management


Cosplay competitiors must check in for pre-judging and instructions.


Speaking: Chad Hoku; Sammy Hoku; PlexiCosplay; Coregeek Creations

Category: Competition

 



SAT 3:00 PM: Cosplay Competition Line-Up (1 hr.)

Room: AMETHYST RAMP (Lobby) Rated: Everyone

Moderated By: Tock Custom


Cosplayers who completed registration and pre-juding at noon will line up at the ramp outside of the Amethyst Ballroom in preperation for their call to the stage.


Speaking: Chad Hoku; Sammy Hoku; PlexiCosplay; Coregeek Creations

Category: Activity

 



SAT 4:00 PM: Cosplay Competition (2 hrs.)

Room: AMETHYST (Lobby) Rated: Everyone

Produced By: ALL-CON Stage Management

Moderated By: Tock Custom


The Cosplay Contest is an event for cosplayers to feature their costumes and for attendees to relax and watch some amazing cosplay. Cosplayers can choose between a walk-on and a skit for their performance. Cosplayers of all ages are welcome to join in on this fantastic and fun show!

All content must be PG-13 and conform to the convention's rules regarding costumes and props. At least 50% of your costume must be constructed by you. Characters must be a pre-existing property from movies, television, anime, comic book, etc. No original characters at this time. Gijinkas are allowed.

Full rules should be read here prior to applying: www.ALL-CON.net/cosplay.html.


Speaking: Chad Hoku; Sammy Hoku; PlexiCosplay; Coregeek Creations

Category: Competition

 



SAT 7:00 PM: Airbrushing with Hoku Props! (45 mins.)

Room: MOCKINGBIRD (Lincoln. Lower) Rated: Everyone

Produced By: Hoku Props


Have you ever run into a wall when making a costume? Have you pulled your hair out over trying to figure out how to turn an anime character's gravity-defying costume into a reality? We got you covered. On this panel we will be covering how we've solved our creative hurdles in the past and the ways to help you solve your own.


Speaking: Chad Hoku; Sammy Hoku

Category: Discussion

 



SAT 9:00 PM: Turning Cosplay Passion into Profit (45 mins.)

Room: MOCKINGBIRD (Lincoln. Lower) Rated: Everyone


If you love to cosplay, then you've likely figured out that the hobby doesn't come cheap. Finding ways to turn your passion into a profit can help offset the costs of creation while sharing your costuming expertise with others in the community. It's easy to harp on the benefits of a bigger wallet, but do you have what it takes to make money in the industry? PlexiCosplay will discuss some actionable steps to getting there -- and give you some insights into her journey to professional and profitable cosplay.


Speaking: PlexiCosplay; Sammy Hoku; Chad Hoku

Category: Discussion

 



SUN 11:00 AM: Airbrushing with Hoku Props! (45 mins.)

Room: TOPAZ (Lincoln, Upper) Rated: Everyone

Produced By: Hoku Props


Have you ever run into a wall when making a costume? Have you pulled your hair out over trying to figure out how to turn an anime character's gravity-defying costume into a reality? We got you covered. On this panel we will be covering how we've solved our creative hurdles in the past and the ways to help you solve your own.


Speaking: Chad Hoku; Sammy Hoku

Category: Discussion

 



SUN 3:00 PM: How To Finish 3D Prints (45 mins.)

Room: MOCKINGBIRD (Lincoln. Lower) Rated: Everyone

Produced By: Hoku Props


Sick of those pesky brush strokes? Are you new to airbrushing and want to learn the basics of how to handle your tools? Then you've found the right panel! On this panel, we'll be covering everything from basic airbrushing maintenance to beginning painting techniques that will help you turn into an airbrushing pro before you know it.


Speaking: Chad Hoku; Sammy Hoku

Category: Discussion

 



FRI Noon: Cosplay Survivor (45 mins.)

Room: MOCKINGBIRD (Lincoln. Lower) Rated: Everyone

Produced By: Hoku Props

Moderated By: Chad Hoku; Sammy Hoku


Everyone knows cosplay can take its toll on us all. On this panel, we will be covering strategies that should be considered while not only making your cosplay but when you're wearing your cosplay to a convention. We will also be discussing basic safety and how to balance your time to avoid the inevitable con crunch.


Speaking: PlexiCosplay; Coregeek Creations

Category: Discussion

 



FRI 4:00 PM: You Made That Out of What?! (45 mins.)

Room: ONYX (Lincoln, Upper) Rated: Everyone

Produced By: Hoku Props

Moderated By: Chad Hoku; Sammy Hoku


Material choice when it comes to cosplay is something that is overlooked time and time again. During this panel, we will discuss how we break down our decisions and why. We'll be covering not only props and armor but fabrics as well!


Speaking: PlexiCosplay; Coregeek Creations

Category: Discussion

 



FRI 6:00 PM: Creative Problem Solving (45 mins.)

Room: MOCKINGBIRD (Lincoln. Lower) Rated: Everyone

Produced By: Hoku Props

Moderated By: Chad Hoku; Sammy Hoku




Speaking: PlexiCosplay; Coregeek Creations

Category: Discussion

 



SAT 1:00 PM: Cos-positivity vs. Cos-toxicity (45 mins.)

Room: MOCKINGBIRD (Lincoln. Lower) Rated: Everyone

Produced By: Hoku Props

Moderated By: Chad Hoku; Sammy Hoku


Discussions on how to bring more positivity to the cosplay community and how we are sometimes unknowingly toxic to our peers without realizing it (i.e., shaming someone for not finishing a costume for a group cosplay, backhanded compliments, peer pressure).


Speaking: PlexiCosplay; Coregeek Creations

Category: Discussion