SiW Tech Couture webinar
The second in a the Silicon Web Costumers’ Guild webinar series has been announced. The webinar takes place on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022 from 1-2.30pm PT, 4-5.30pm ET.

Sahrye Cohen and Hal Rodriguez will talk about “Tech Couture,” blending traditional sewing techniques with computer assisted fabrication and wearable electronics. Sahrye and Hal will discuss the design, materials, and construction techniques that they use for their fashion pieces and wearable electronic costumes. They will also share DIY electronic projects and tips for making costumes that light-up, make sound, and move.

Sahrye and Hal are the authors of the DIY Electronics book Make It, Wear It: Wearable Electronics for Makers, Crafters and Cosplayers. They founded the tech couture design group Amped Atelier, whose designs have been featured on the runways of San Francisco, California, and Calgary, Canada, and for Fashion Week in Xiamin, China. Sahrye’s article, “Madame Vastra: Making Latex Prosthetics in Your Kitchen” appeared in the February 2014 issue of The Virtual Costumer.

Registration for SiW members is open now; members should check their email for the registration link. The webinar will open to ICG members and the greater costuming community in early November. There is no fee for for this event but the number of attendees is limited, so be sure register as soon as registration opens.

The chapter acknowledges the International Costumers’ Guild Marty Gear Costuming Arts and Sciences Fund for a grant award in support of developing this webinar series. The chapter also acknowledges the ICG for making its Zoom platform available to chapters and special interest groups.