COSPLAY GUESTS & GROUPS
“…And Sewing Is Half The Battle!” is a competitive cosplay team based in central Indiana. They have won more than 40 awards for their costumes and performances at events around the country, and have been tapped for costuming and SFX makeup work for television, live theatre, and museums. When they aren't indulging their geek tendencies in tabletop gaming or debating the finer merits of comic book adaptations, they travel around the country teaching workshops to help cosplayers improve their craftsmanship skills and stage presentation. ASIHTB also partners with museums, theatres and public libraries to provide educational programming for all ages.
The winner of the Cosplay for Charity contest held on 4/30/16 at the Alchemy Tavern in Mobile! Foamsmeef (a.k.a.I.R.L. Kyle Miller), has been putting the SLAYER in coSpLAYER since 2014 (The P is silent...). Born at a very young age in Sin City, his life choices have brought him to settle in the nearby neighborhood of Navarre, Florida. Currently starring in his own reality show titled, “A Modern-Day Mulan; One Boy’s Search for Honor While Impersonating Someone Else.” Suffering from various series addictions brought on by the “double-nomena” (double phenomena) of Netflix and Hulu, he often find himself shut in at home turning floor foam into awesome armor.
To get more information on his work head over to your preferred social media platform (Youtube and Etsy are his favorites) and search for Foamsmeef!
Raging Cosplay - Facebook
Raging started cosplay at Mobicon 2015, after attending Mobicon 2014 and seeing how much fun it would be. He spent a lot of time coming up with ideas as to what he wanted to do, and after considering how much of a DC fan he was, he chose Bane as his first cosplay and it has taken off ever since. Raging is open to many different cosplays and is constantly coming up with ideas. The amount of costumes that he has in the works right now will carry him well into 2017 con year. Raging prides myself in assembling a great cosplay because he wants them to look great and wants people to appreciate them. It's become a hobby and passion of his that he believes he'll be doing for many years to come and absolutely believes that the impact that he has on the younger kids and the way that they light up with excitement with his cosplays makes it all worth it.
Christ Twellmann is an "Abraham Ford" Cosplayer. He lives in Germany and started cosplaying Abraham after someone posted pictures of him and Michael Cudlitz in the largest Facebook The Walking Dead Fanpage in Germany.
His first convention was a small horror convention in Germany, followed by conventions which featured him in Europe and the US. Most of the main Walking Dead cast, especially Michael Cudlitz, recognized him and some of the actors have mistaken him for Cudlitz when they say him for the first time. Cudlitz invited him to the Walking Dead Con in London in February 2016.
In May 2016, Chris started his very successful US tour.
Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, Cosplay Collective was created to support, promote, and further the cosplay community while doing good works for those in need of some happiness. They are a group of cosplayers who gather to help others design, create and enjoy the art of cosplay. With their Cospitality Suite, they help conventions provide an additional benefit for the cosplayers attending by having an area just for them to relax, recharge, and repair. They present panels and presentations. They organize special events, such as photo shoots, maker meetings, and gatherings. They promote by joining in on local events, both entertaining and charitable. They visit hospitals, children and adult, child care facilities, schools, senior living spaces, and others who request. They run an annual toy drive to collect toys to deliver to children in the hospital at Christmas. Spreading the idea that cosplay is a great way to put a little happiness into the world is the most important aspect of what Cosplay Collective does.
ALPHA COSPLAY - Facebook
Alpha is a local cosplayer from right here in Mobile AL. He started cosplaying in 2014 as the Riddler which is his favorite DC villain. He loves to see people's reactions especially the kids who think he's the real thing. Alpha is continuously working on new cosplays and editing older ones trying to present something new or better every chance he can. He learns more at every con and can't wait to put those skills to use when assembling future costumes for everyone to enjoy.
Emily Schmidt, also known as Go Big or Go Home Cosplay, is from Atlanta, Georgia. She likes to make costumes and props in her free time. She has been cosplaying for a little over two years and loves the cosplay community. She feels it is a great place to make friends and learn new crafting techniques. Emily enjoys making armor for strong independent female characters.
When making her costumes she primarily uses thermoplastics and EVA foam. One of the things that she most enjoys includes teaching classes at her local makerspace, Geekspace Gwinnett.
Emily has won awards for Craftsmanship Competitions in the Journeyman and Master levels at local conventions, including Dragon*con. Over the holiday she had the opportunity to work on a commission for Hi-Rez Studios along side Blue Whale Studios Inc.
Her most recent accomplishment includes competing and winning her episode on Cosplay Melee "Throne Off", SyFy's new cosplay competition show. As an artist, she is exploring more opportunities to work on commission builds and pursue work with others in the community.
Alice Infinity - Facebook
Alice is a Cosplayer, Host, Gamer, Artist and Published Model based out of Georgia. Alice began attending conventions in 2011 and began cosplay modeling in 2012. By 2013 she was an award winning cosplayer and cosplay model. She has been published in gaming and cosplay magazines. She is also the founder of “Ladies of Wonderland” cosplay group.
In 2011 she went to her very first convention in her hometown. Even though, she has struggled with having Asperger Syndrome for all of her life, trying to find a place where she fit in was difficult for her. Wearing her very first costume that she put together from items she already owned in her closet. She instantly fell in love with the geek community. This was the first time she felt she really belonged. A year later, she was making her own cosplay costumes and modeling for photographers.
Alice enjoys making people smile with her cosplay costumes and meeting new people. As she grows as a cosplayer, Alice hopes to inspire others to never give up and always follow their own dreams. She is always honored to meet fans of her work and likes to learn from her fellow cosplayers on how to improve her own costuming skills.