Apple Valley Gymnastics Youth Cosplay Contest
More information coming soon!
Sew-Creative Teen/Adult Cosplay Contest
Emceed by Joy Knight-Richards
Joy Knight-Richards has been in the performance industry for over 30 years, performing and teaching at various conventions, Renaissance Faires and specialty events across the Pacific Northwest and further. She is a magician, puppeteer, costumer, designer, director, makeup artist, character performer, MC and pro cosplayer. You can find her at Gypsy Realm productions, The Girl Next Door Cosplay and Visions by Victory on Facebook.
Ryan Wells, Portland, OR, is a professional cosplayer prop builder and builder for Magic Wheelchair @ magicwheelchair.org Known for being a “Creature Cosplayer” building larger than life costumes and drawing inspiration from fantasy and science fiction, he has been featured on such sites as Stan Winston School for Character Art’s and Muppets Henson. Ryan is administrator for an online cosplay group and is a huge advocate for sharing ideas, community, and volunteering.
“Cosplay was a natural progression for me since there was simply not enough Halloween in my life. I love to learn new skills, trades, make challenges for myself, getting inspiration and ideas from friends (new and old) and making connections through this great community. I tend to draw inspiration mainly from film but I’m trying to branch out into other genres.”