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MoPOP's Cosplay Virtual Student Club: Get To Know Featured Teaching Artist Kirstie Kendall

Kirstie Kendall MoPOP Cosplay Virtual Student Club

MoPOP's new virtual student clubs offer an opportunity for students to connect while remaining safely apart! Ages 11-18 are invited to engage with fellow students who share interests, solve creative challenges together, and explore MoPOP's content wherever they are.

Be sure to check out the details for our next student club offering: a virtual Cosplay Club launching in February 2021!

If you're passionate about costumes, crafting, fandoms, or learning new skills, MoPOP’s upcoming cosplay club is the opportunity for you!

Join us biweekly beginning February 10 for six weeks of collaborative creativity as we explore the art of cosplay. Each meeting will focus on a different element of cosplay: costume building, makeup, wig styling, and more. At the end of the club, participants will have a fully formed cosplay costume and themed PPE facemask as club members learn from professional cosplayers leading demos and answering questions on the elements of cosplay.

Kirstie Kendall

Today, we get to know one of the professional cosplayers students will learn from in MoPOP's club: Kirstie Kendall, who on April 7 will lead a props workshop.

Kirstie started cosplaying at 25 years old. Never once had Kirstie sewn — or made anything like armor — but Kirstie saw a photo of Sapphire from Steven Universe and thought she looked like she was having the time of her life, so Kirstie just had to join! From there, Kirstie's curiosity has never been satisfied. Kirstie's passion has been found in leather working, but, like everyone, has much to learn!

Whether you’re an avid cosplayer or you’re just dipping your toe into the world, we invite you to explore MoPOP's Cosplay Virtual Student Club.

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The Museum of Pop Culture’s mission is to make creative expression a life-changing force by offering experiences that inspire and connect our communities.