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Visualsongstress (Nancy/Vis) started cosplaying back in 2008, her first costumes being Sasuke Uchiha and Yuna from Final Fantasy X. The costumes she is currently most proud of are Ignis Scientia from Final Fantasy XV and Vi from Arcane.  She has won an array of awards including Best in Show for Skit, and Best Master in Craftsmanship, and prides herself on helping those around her and solving crafting problems with creative solutions. Along with crafting and doing skits with friends, she recently coordinated the cosplay competition for Animarathon. When not cosplaying (or sometimes in cosplay), she can often be found behind the camera taking photos for others cosplayers. 

 

You can find some of her work on her social media under Visualsongstress on Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok, and Twitter (VisualCosplay).

Tothestarsandback Cosplay (Stella) has been cosplaying since 2010, with her first costumes being Tifa Lockhart and Sakura Haruno. She discovered the stage with skits the year after and continued to pursue them ever since. She has taken part in over 48 skits total, taking awards in 23. 

 

In more recent years, she has started to compete in craftsmanship, in addition to performance/skit judging and assisting cosplay departments for several local conventions. Her more recent achievements include Best Journeyman Craftsmanship at Colossalcon this year with Caitlyn from Arcane and Best Masters Skit at Ohayocon this year. Her favorite costumes include Alucard from Castlevania, Lan Wangji from Mo Dao Zu Shi, and Lunafreya from Final Fantasy 15. You can find some of her work on her social media under TothestarsandbackCosplay on Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok, and Youtube (tothestarsandbackcos)!

Kydkindred (Kyd) has cosplaying since 2009, spending the beginning of her cosplay career thrifting, altering and “cosplaying cheap”. Her first competition was in 2013 and she has been competing craftsmanship and skit ever since! She has won several awards over the years, with the most notable being Best in Show at Youmacon 2016. Her specialty is wig styling and finishing on time!

Magpie of Magic Cosplay, better known as Emer,has been cosplaying since 2009. Their first competition was in 2016 and first performance in 2017. They have been competing craftsmanship and skit ever since, winning several awards over the years with the most notable being Best in Show at Matsuricon 2019. Their specialty is detail work such as embroidery and rhinestoning and MacGyvering a solution to any problem.

Caroline Krunchy is a veteran cosplayer who started in 2007, and began competing in 2012. Since then, she has won multiple awards including Best Video Game Cosplay and Best in Show, and has coordinated the Masquerade at Matsuricon since 2015. Her full-time job as a graphic and motion graphics artist often aids her in creating patterns from scratch, as well as having a sharp eye for details. 

 

In her free time, you can either find her swimming laps in the pool, behind a controller playing video games, or hunched over a sewing machine crunching that costume she promised herself she wouldn't be crunching to finish.She finds joy in hand sewing, technical detail work, as well as encouraging and helping newer cosplayers in a rapidly changing hobby!

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