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Barb Mabie-McClain

Escape Velocity/ Museum of Science Fiction
Manager, Pop Culture Programming/ Street Team Coordinator
Barbara, Is a Master Class costumer that has been sewing small things, crafting, and beading for over 20 years. In 2013 Barb discovered the convention scene while attending her first convention, PaxEast, and fell in love with costuming and cosplay since. She has her Cosmetology license, which assists her greatly with wig and make-up design, and already knew how to sew, The rest, is History! Since then, she has made 30+ costumes for herself, and others. Barb is a three time Best in Show winner, and has won three Craftmanship Awards. She was chosen as a fan favorite in Arda-Wigs(dot)com's Website Banner Contest in Spring 2016 for her wig work with her Mulan costume. Her work is also featured on the website, BecomingGodzilla(dot)com, for the Burning Godzilla Suit (Godzilla vs. Destroyah) that her and husband made as a result of a challenge from a very near and dear friend. For the past five years, Barb has also been one of the masterminds behind Cosplay Dance Off. Her husband has ran the show for 12 years, and still going strong. She is usually an Emcee, a Judge, and one half coordinator for all of their behind the scenes happenings.. Barb and her husband, Jay "Nak" McClain, run her seamstress and prop shop Mabie Knot Designs & Cosplay. Every closet in their house is full to the brim with costumes, props, and cosplay accessories, and they are the proud parents of two pudgy and adorably cute ginger kitties, Kirk and Mew.

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