INFORMATION

Are you interested in cosplay? We at Sewing & Embroidery Warehouse are offering our space for cosplayers to work on their projects in a safe, supervised environment, and offering our models for use! We will be hosting cosplay drop-ins roughly once per month, with added frequency closer to larger conventions (such as Ai-Kon and Winnipeg Comic Con!). We are a team of cosplayers who have worked in the scene as well as supporting the scene, and we want to help you achieve your cosplay goals!

Registration will be on a first come, first served basis as we have limited space and models available. The registration fee per session is $5 plus applicable taxes, with additional fees if you'd like to use our embroidery or cutting machines. Cash payment will be accepted day of, but if you wish to pay in advance, you can do so by clicking here.
 
DROP-IN HOURS: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

SESSION DATES:

  • MARCH 9, 2024
  • APRIL 13, 2024
  • MAY 4, 2024
  • JUNE 1, 2024
  • JUNE 22, 2024
  • JUNE 29, 2024
  • JULY 6, 2024
  • SEPTEMBER 7, 2024
  • OCTOBER 5, 2024
  • OCTOBER 19, 2024

***PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR STORE WILL NOT BE OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON THESE DATES!***


GUIDELINES AND/OR RULES:

  • This is not a workshop. We will not be teaching you how to make your cosplay, however, we can offer advice and basic assistance with the machines. This is a collaborative environment, so feel free to ask those around you for advice/opinions.
  • Be mindful of others. We encourage socialization and collaboration, however, please be mindful that others may want to work undisturbed.
  • This is a safe space for LGBTQ+ and BIPOC cosplayers. We will not tolerate any forms of discrimination, such as racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, etc,. Should we witness and/or hear about such behaviours, you will be promptly asked to leave, and will not be permitted to return.
  • We encourage you to bring your own machine if you are comfortable doing so. We do have limited models available, should you require one, and will assign the models based on your level of experience. If you choose to bring your own machine in, please bring all required elements (thread, foot pedal, power cord, etc,).
  • You are welcome to cosplay here! If you are comfortable, we encourage you to cosplay at any of our drop-in sessions. Some of our staff will even be cosplaying!

 

GENERAL HOUSEKEEPING:

  • Please wear close-toed shoes. This is required, as this is a warehouse and we do need to follow safety precautions.
  • Please have your fabric cut already, as we have very limited space for cutting fabric.
  • Eating is not permitted in the main area, there will be a separate area where you can eat. All drinks must come in a bottle that can be sealed/closed.
  • Please clean up after yourself. Garbage bins will be available throughout the store. Please be considerate and do not leave any scraps or consumables behind.

 

EMBROIDERY INFORMATION:

  • If you'd like to use our embroidery machines, please let us know ahead of time so we can schedule you for a time slot. All embroidery machines must be operated with an employee, customers are not allowed to operate them on their own.
  • We have limited embroidery thread colors available, however, you will be able to purchase embroidery thread at a discounted rate should you require more specific shades.
  • All files must be digitized ahead of time. We are unable to digitize files for you.
  • All files must be in .PES format.
  • Embroidery files should be no larger than 7" x 12".
  • All designs must be submitted for review beforehand, nothing inappropriate will be accepted.