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Introduction To Halloween Costume Design

    • holloween designs

Join us for the official kickoff of our Halloween Costume Course!  Two members of our expert staff will go over the fundamentals of DIY costume design.  We will then help you formulate your personal costume design plan by discussing various skills and materials within this lecture such as sewing, vacuum forming, resin casting, LEDs, and more!  Stop limiting yourself to the boring selection at your local Halloween store and design your costume with us!

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Ask a Lawyer

Have you ever run into legal questions while working on a project, but never got the chance to talk to a lawyer? Maybe you're considering applying for a patent? Have IP law questions? Or are starting your own business?

This is your chance to get quick answers to the legal questions you always wanted to ask! IP law specialist Francis X. Taney, Jr. is generously offering to sit down with our community to give free legal consultations.
For more information about Mr. Taney please visit
This event is now OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Please RSVP:
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Arrow: Innovator’s Market Series

    • Arrow Innovators Club
Arrow, Texas Instruments, NextFab, and Ben Franklin Technology Partners invite you to attend an event to exhibit demonstrations from the latest embedded, connectivity, and analog technologies.
Learn how these technologies enable innovative solutions and witness the applications oftomorrow, today!

Join in on the fun with Philadelphia’s local makers - from students to start-ups, hobbyists to artists - come meet us at the intersection of technology. 

You can check out some of the newest demos, play some games, and maybe even win a raffle for a GoPro or a Bluetooth speaker - register now to save your spot for the Innovators series! 
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Halloween Costume Sewing Workshop

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As part of our Halloween Costume Course, we will be going over the basics of sewing your costume! To do this, our instructors will be showing you how to hack a softgood item to guide you in sewing YOUR costume!   

Maybe you want to be a wizard- we'll show you how to hack a Snuggie into a wizard's robe.  Or maybe you want to be a frog- we'll show you how to hack a pair of gloves to help you create big old frog hands.  Whatever your costume is, there is an existing garment that can guide you in sewing it!

Students must bring in a garment/ soft good that we will show you how to hack according to the design of their costume.  Any special fabric a student may want to use on their final costume should be brought as well.  Email with any questions! 

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Design Philadelphia Event - Create with Corian®

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As a part of the DesignPhiladelphia's 10th anniversary celebration, NextFab, DuPont™, & CH Briggs Company have come together to host an exciting hands-on demonstration workshop.  This demonstration will provide a unique opportunity to explore the versatile potential of Corian® for both horizontal and vertical applications.  Join us in creating with DuPont™ Corian®!

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, exchange, and explore the techniques that can bring your Corian® designs to life!  Space is limited.  Please R.S.V.P.

Refreshments will be served.  Dress casual.  Closed toe shoes are required.  You will be in the shop doing some fabrication work. 

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Make Your Halloween Mask with a Vacuum Former!

For this very special Halloween Costume Course event, we will be using our brand new Vacuum Former to form a mask for your Halloween costume!  Our expert staff will explain some thermoforming basic principles and material selection tips, and then we will all get into some Halloween mask vac forming fun.  We will then customize each mask with paint, scissors, creativity, and our collective imagination!  Come out for what will be a fun and spooky time!

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Let's Finish That Halloween Costume!

In the final hurrah of our Halloween Costume Course, our expert staff will be on hand to help you finish up your Halloween costume as much as possible. Need some tips about finishing those seams? Need a hand with making those wings? Worried it won’t all come together by the 31st? Halloween won’t wait, so neither can you!  We’re here to help!

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