Brothers-in-law Mitchell Caldwell and Jason Fowers have been creating art since they were kids. The majority of that art is inspired by comics and the notion of a Hero or Heroine. Most everyone wants to be a Hero to someone. Why not get the chance to dress up like one every once in a while?
Jason and Mitchell want to make sure anyone could have that chance so they started “Garage FX”. The concept is to teach others how to simply make great Cosplay (Costume Play) works of art using everyday items you can find in your garage or hardware store.
Since they began this effort they have created projects from Venom to Predator to Spawn (in many forms). Inspired by huge demand at past comic cons, their latest efforts have been making movie-prop worthy sets of Halo Spartan Armor as well as those pizza eating Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
All pieces are made from the foam floor mats (EVA foam) you step on in your garage, old plastic buckets, pool floats, PVC pipe, burlap bags, Elmer’s glue, chicken wire, packing Styrofoam and more. For the more intense student they even teach how to cast latex and silicon masks and props.
From Mitchell and Jason:
We love what we do at Garage FX, feel free to stop by and learn how to make something from nearly nothing at one of the many free workshops we will be hosting each day at our next Comic Con!!!