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Sunday, September 3 • 11:45am - 1:00pm
Cosplay for Everyone

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Everyone should have the opportunity to express themselves, and the time-honored tradition of Costuming and Pageantry is paramount to that expression, come for a lively discussion of acceptance and empowerment, as we want everyone to know that Cosplay and Costuming can be enjoyed by all. Experienced costumers and cosplayers come together to celebrate Cosplay in all walks of life.

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Barb Mabie-McClain

Manager, Pop Culture Programming/ Street Team Coordinator, Escape Velocity/ Museum of Science Fiction
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... Read More →

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Lindsay Bartleson

Geek Diva Cosplay
Lindsay Bartleson started cosplaying just three years ago, at her first convention, which was the first ReGeneration Who. She has gone on to win several craftsmanship, performance, and Best In Show awards. She is now a master level costumer. She also has been a performance judge... Read More →
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Lynne Finley

Brownelegz Cosplay
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Kurenai Kiba

I'm an artist. I paint. I write. I sew. I craft. Whatever it takes to make the idea a reality. Most of the time, it takes cosplay to do that. I love using different mediums to achieve something great. I constantly strive to better my art and I hope you can enjoy the results of my... Read More →
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Allen Ryde

Aurora Clothiers by Allen Gale
Allen Ryde is a passionate, long time cosplayer and artist who has served as a judge for costume and cosplay competitions at various conventions such as Raleigh SuperCon, Katsucon and Anime USA. In addition to being a costume competition judge, Allen is also a commissioner, artist, theatre professional and burlesque entertainer. He has been in the field for over ten years, branching out into different forms of costuming and entertainment and sharing his passion for costuming and performing. Allen has worked for and supplied costumes for professional theatre companies, opera houses, and entertainment companies, and is a freelance pattern designer and product developer for the corset company, Timeless Trends. He is also the founder and head of party entertainment company Faerie Fantastical Parties, providing top notch quality character entertainment to birthday parties, school visits and corporate events with princesses, superheroes, pirates, and more. His company of performers also does frequent charity and hospital visits for children in hospitals or in partnership with foundations such as "Kids Wish" and "Hope for the Holidays." "I love costuming and making new and exciting costumes and working with my friends to learn and advance my skills. I always like to challenge myself with each new costume I create! I've been costuming for over ten years and I love learning new things and meeting all the new people on my adventures in costuming! I am also super passionate about performing, dancing and bringing characters to life. I use movement and gestures to animate and bring life to a character and be as faithful to the spirit as I can and while also expressing what they mean to me. I love working in the theatre and I am grateful to have the ability to work with so many people who share my passions which I can hopefully share all with you! Burlesque has allowed me to express characters using my body and through comedy and dance, bringing a new side to something and putting my own mark on a... Read More →

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Jason McClain

Director, Costuming and Wardrobe, Museum Of Science Fiction
Jason is one half of Mabieknot Cosplay and Designs. Jason has been running various convention events for the past 11 years, but has been a long time fan of the pop culture convention scene. Jason has been crafting Costumes and props for far longer then that, and has been part of... Read More →

Sunday September 3, 2017 11:45am - 1:00pm
4 - West (250)

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