Zenkaikon Cosplay Judges for 2018
Please welcome our judges for this year's contests! Once more, thank you to all who applied. We will be doing applications again in 2019.
Hall Costume Contest Judges
AutumnVirus is a college graduate and has been a cosplayer since 2010; over 7+ years now. She has seen herself become more of an armor based cosplayer because she enjoys crafting and building props and armor. Not only is she a cosplayer, but she is also a model and a Twitch affiliate. Gaming is also a big part of her life, and she is currently trying to make cosplay, modeling, and gaming/streaming a full time career. Cosplay and streaming aren't her hobby, they are her passion and dream.
A returning judge, Sayakat Cosplay has been cosplaying since 2015. She specializes in armor and prop making, but also does all her own sewing, wig styling, and costume makeup. She enjoys to create both big armors and smaller fun cosplays. Sayakat loves working with new and different materials and sharing her skills and costuming tips with others!
Barracuda has been making her own costumes for over a decade and specializes in sewing complex, detail-heavy costumes. She loves to challenge herself with difficult patterning and unique materials. She is very excited to join her fellow judges this year at Zenkaikon.
Corgi Cosplay is made up of Kiba the Cosplay Corgi and his wise cracking, awkward potato Mom, Nicole! Kiba has been cosplaying since 2013 and Nicole joined in on the fun in 2015. They love promoting acceptance and fun in the cosplay community, while simultaneously furthering the corgi world domination agenda! They also love bringing awareness to invisible disabilities since Kiba is Nicole's service dog!
A returning judge, Lady Altara is the mom of a cosplaying and convention staffing family. You have probably ran into her and her family at Otakon's table in vendor rooms without even knowing it! She enjoys cosplaying from craftsmanship to performance and is looking forward to seeing what everyone brings for 2018!
Kit Kat Cosplay
Darcy, also known as Kit, is an aspiring cosplay/costume creator. She has been cosplaying since 2014 and has competed at many masquerades, winning awards for performance and She loves working with worbla, making complicated armor builds, creating pieces with tons of crystals and focusing on even the smallest of details. With each passing costume Darcy strives to improve her work even more and learn at least one new technique!
Ashentrees, or Ash for short, is a local Philadelphia-based cosplayer. Cosplaying since 2008, Zenkaikon was actually won of her first conventions to cosplay at. Since then, you can find her competing at Otakon, Katsucon, and even past Zenkaikons! Ashentrees is so excited to finally be a judge at Zenkaikon 2018, and looks forwards to everyone's cosplays and creativity! Best of luck!