Meet the Panelists

Here’s where you’ll find the Panelists for this year! Check the Schedule to learn more about the panels!


Website

Panel:
Gotta Draw Em All: Ash Ketchum Draws Pokemon From Memory

Brat Prince Productions

(they/them)

The Brat Prince is a Creative Savant of all forms of media, art, and entertainment. Always striving to try new things, Their Highness loves to work on Youtube videos, computer games, cosplay, digital art, and writing! You can find all their creative pursuits on their website or Youtube!

Website

Panel:
YouTube and You: How To Start A Channel

Chelle Belle Cosplay

(they/them)

Chelle Bella Cosplay caught the cosplay bug in 2016 and hasn’t stopped since! Now, as a full-time marketing specialist and part-time YouTube creator, Chelle strives to make cosplay safe, welcoming, and accessible for everyone.

Website

Panel:
ComfyCozyCast Live!

ComfyCozyCast

(they/them)

ComfyCozyCast came about as a way to keep the ComfyCozyCon spirit alive and well during the con’s off-season. Hosts Ashweez Cosplay (she/they), Fairchild cosplay (she/her), and Kaseydidwhat (she/they) talk about all things nerdy, ending every episode with their the signature Comfy Cozy Topic.

Website

Panel:
Cosplay Tea Time Podcast

Cosplay Tea Time

(they/them)

Cosplay Tea Time is where cosplayers of any and all fandoms can join! Sip on some hot tea or other beverages while discussing cosplays and conventions. They also have a theme for each episode, whether it is about a fandom, the cosplay community, or creating cosplays while nibbling on tasty sweets and treats.

Website

Panel:
Reduce Reuse ReCosplay
Virtual Artist Stream

Dewfeathers

(she/her)

Dewfeathers creates one of a kind jewelry using resin and high quality thrifted and up-cycled materials.

Website

Panel:
Candle Making & Keeping

emberworks

(they/them)

emberworks is a 26 year old creative residing in Jacksonville, Florida. Their passion for cosplay was becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with, energy wise. While seeking out other ways to feed their creativity, emberworks stumbled upon candle making! They managed to take their passion for gaming, anime, and graphic design and funnel it into their very own nerd inspired candle line!

Website

Panel:
Cosplaying in Another Country: What is it like?

Eria Lowell

(any pronouns)

Eria Lowell is a Mexican cosplayer since 2005. They’re mostly into Fire Emblem and Persona, but also into other fandoms, too! They like to cosplay characters that bring them joy and they feel they identified with, and they like to share what they do with others.

Website

Panel:
How To Research Your Cosplay

Inkraven Cosplay

(she/her)

Inkraven Cosplay has been cosplaying since 2006! She mainly focuses on video game costuming and sewing, cosplaying from series such as Metal Gear Solid, Deus Ex, and Pokemon (among others). Her most recent accomplishment is that she was invited to judge the 2018 EGX Cosplay competition. Her day job is IT management.

Website

Panel:
How To Convention: Tips & Tricks for Your First Con

KissySensei

(she/her)

KissySensei has been a cosplayer for over 7 years and a nerd pretty much her my life! She specializes in weapon-making and armor work, as well as spreading what she calls “cospostivity”, which is positivity in cosplay! KissySensei loves meeting new people and making new friends, as well as teaching confidence and cosplay skills to help everyone feel like they can cosplay and have so much fun at the same time!

Website

Panel:
How to Clean Your Cosplay

Knovice Cosplay

(she/her)

Knovice Cosplay is a cosplayer of about 5 years now, and she loves making tutorials!

Website

Panel:
Intro to Sewing

Lady Cels

(she/her)

Lady Cels is a Maryland-based cosplayer and costumer who has a passion for teaching. She’s an accomplished maker who creates her own costumes from scratch. She holds a B.F.A. in Technical Theater and Costume Design as well as a M.A. in Pupptery (with a high focus on Fabrication) and has taught for over a decade for both higher education and for K-12 students. Lady Cels works frequently as a panelist, teacher, and cosplay judge at several conventions on the east coast. She is also a disabled ND professional who advises and coaches others with her disability. She strives to help create accessibility as well as acceptance within the cosplay community.

Website

Panels:
A Discussion about Mental Health & Creating Content
Foam 101

Lissandela Cosplay

(she/her)

Liss has been cosplaying for about 6 years now and her primary medium is foamsmithing. She issuper passionate about this hobby and has done about 7 costumes so far, with hopefully many more to come.

Website

Panel:
A Discussion about Mental Health & Creating Content

MrAJCosplay

(he/they)

AJ is a cosplayer, streamer and freelance writer from New York. As a strong advocate for BIPOC cosplayers getting more exposure, they try their best to expand their craft while constantly sharing the work of others.

Website

Panel:
A Discussion about Mental Health & Creating Content

Mystic Mint

(she/her)

Mystic Mint has been cosplaying since 2014. Sewing is her main cosplay skill and she is often drawn to cosplaying from podcasts because of the freedom that comes from no canon designs. She also loves sewing stuffed animals so many of her cosplays have a fuzzy companion.

Website

Panel:
Body Paint for Dummies: It’s not as scary as it looks!

Pink Sunshine Cosplay

(she/her)

Pink Sunshine Cosplay has been cosplaying since 2017 and playing with makeup for way longer than that. She believes that the only way to get better at something is to keep trying!

Website

Panel:
A Discussion about Mental Health & Creating Content

Tanya Not Zuul

(they/she)

Tanya Not Zuul is a college student in Austin Texas that has been cosplaying since about 2016. Coming from a Mexican-American family, it was weird having to explain to them what this hobby was but they’ve come around which is great! They even support her passion for it! She’s mainly done cosplays for RWBY, and My Hero Academia. Tanya’s been an Austin community admin for Rooster Teeth since about 2018.

Website

Panel:
Ai Yazawa: Punk Rock, Fashion, and Feels
Cosplay Hacks: More Bang For Your Buck

Team Waifu

(she/her)

Team Waifu is made up of Lustercandy and Asherrose, best friends who started off cosplaying together. The name “Team Waifu” started as a cosplay team name in contests in 2017. Then, they got tired of not seeing the panels they wanted to see, so they branched out into doing panels as of 2018. Team Waifu’s topics range from cosplay to various fandoms like magical girls, strong ladies, horror and even some mature panels.

Website

Panel:
Cosplay Photography 101

WildSpice

(she/her)

WildSpice is a 20+ year cosplayer & cosplay photographer. She loves the nerd community and helping educate on cosplay & photography. You can also catch her streaming on Twitch where she plays video games badly, but does voice overs well!

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