Sammy 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 1:00p.m.: You Made That Out of What?! (45 mins.)

Room: DOGWOOD (2nd Floor, Left) Rated: Everyone

Produced By: Hoku Props


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: Chad Hoku; Sammy Hoku

Category: Discussion

 



THU 5:00p.m.: Cosplay Survivor (45 mins.)

Room: MAPLE (2nd Floor, Back) Rated: Everyone

Produced By: Hoku Props


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: Chad Hoku; Sammy Hoku

Category: Discussion

 



FRI 10:00a.m.: Cos-positivity vs. Cos-toxicity (45 mins.)

Room: MAPLE (2nd Floor, Back) Rated: Everyone

Produced By: Hoku Props


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


Speaking: Chad Hoku; Sammy Hoku

Category: Discussion

 



FRI 3:00p.m.: How To Finish 3D Prints (45 mins.)

Room: WILLOW (1st Floor, Front) Rated: Everyone

Produced By: Hoku Props


3D printing has become much more accessible in this day and age. During this panel, we will talk about the many different ways you can take your raw 3D prints and turn them into some of the most realistic armor and props you can imagine!


Speaking: Chad Hoku; Sammy Hoku

Category: Discussion

 



SAT Noon: Airbrushing with Hoku Props! (45 mins.)

Room: DOGWOOD (2nd Floor, Left) 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

 



SAT 7:00p.m.: Creative Problem Solving (45 mins.)

Room: WILLOW (1st Floor, Front) 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 Noon: How To Finish 3D Prints (45 mins.)

Room: ADDISON LECTURE HALL (2nd Floor, Right) Rated: Everyone

Produced By: Hoku Props


3D printing has become much more accessible in this day and age. During this panel, we will talk about the many different ways you can take your raw 3D prints and turn them into some of the most realistic armor and props you can imagine!


Speaking: Chad Hoku; Sammy Hoku

Category: Discussion