Body Language in Armor / lecture at FEDCON in Bonn
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FedCon 30 | Vortrag | Körpersprache in Rüstung | Dr.-Ing. Daniel Dreyer

Body language in armor

I can barely see anything under my helmet, my armor is heavy and uncomfortable, and I can barely breathe. How am I supposed to
move like a Stormtrooper?

Stormtroopers aren’t the only uncomfortable cosplays, so the Body Language in Armor lecture is interesting for anyone who wants to know how to move properly in armor and breathe life into cosplay. After all, for some, cosplay means not only putting on a costume and taking pictures, but also displaying behavior that is true to the original.

Preparation, role-playing, speech, mindset, posture, stance, movement, and how to act in groups will be
will be explained and demonstrated in an entertaining way. Special attention is given to encounters with children, because they are the fans of tomorrow with whom you leave a lasting impression.

With parallels from Live Action Role Playing (LARP), helpful tips are given on how to work on your own acting skills with simple means.
your own acting skills with simple means.

All topics are taught using the Stormtrooper as an example, but are applicable to any cosplay that has armor, a helmet, or a mask.

Lecturer: Dr.-Ing. Daniel Dreyer
Duration: 60 min  -  The Lecture will be held in: german
Daniel Dreyer has been a Stormtrooper in the German Garrison - 501st Legion for 21 years. His most difficult deployment in the armor was during the 2007 Rose Parade in Pasadena. But he has also been playing an orc in LARP for over 20 years. There not only his armor is put to hard tests in battles, but also acting skills under a latex mask are expected. Daniel likes to incorporate his role-playing experiences into his cosplay, because standing around for photos has simply become too boring for him.

Daniel has fought in medieval tournaments and done stunts for various fan films. He has the 1st DAN in Ju-Jutsu (Black Belt), 1st CLASS in Modern Arnis (Brown Belt) and PHASE 5 in Kali Silat Evolution. But what does martial arts have to do with cosplay? You will find out in the lecture!

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