Hunt3rCh1ck is a West Tennessee cosplayer who has been cosplaying for several years; this is the first convention where she has been a guest. She is a part of Causeplay Memphis (CPM) where she cosplays at events, hospitals, parties, etc for children of all ages. Her costumes range from superheroes to Disney characters to videogame characters. With the help of her good friend, Andrea Starnes who is also in CPM, she has started making her costumes this year. She really enjoys being able to bring the characters to life.
Shemayne of Lemon Drop cosplay is an Alabama based cosplayer. She began cosplaying after being introduced to it by her cosplay partner, Carolina, nearly five years ago. Since starting with very little experience in sewing and most fabrication, she has since garnered an array of skills that grows with every new costume she makes. Now many of her costumes focus on fabric construction, including creating her own patterns, with many accessory elements made by sculpting and casting. Cosplay has become a creative outlet for Shemayne and she strives to continually improve in her capabilities and inspire others to do the same.
Marz Stardust is a local cosplayer that has been cosplaying since 2012. Marz has appeared as a cosplay guest and judge at several cons including Saluki Con, Burgs Comics Con, CILcon, and Hallowcon. She was the Best in Show winner for her Pyramid Head cosplay at SI Comiccon of 2019, and has been featured in Cosplay Zine twice, and also been featured on Geek x Girls multiple times. Marz Stardust is best known for her award winning Pyramid Head cosplay, her armored She-Ra, armored Wonder Woman, and armoured Kida among many others.
Mehdia Raiise Cosplay is usually just known by her real name, Andrea Starnes. She is a Tennessee based cosplayer. With a lifelong love of all things nerdy and dressing up, Andrea has been cosplaying since 2002. She learned much of what she knows about the craft from her mom. A lifelong seamstress herself. Andrea began competing in cosplay contests in 2009, gaining a number of awards, eventually leading to her judging contests starting in 2013. In 2015, Andrea joined Cause-Play Memphis, a volunteer group that takes their love of cosplay and uses it to visit children's hospitals and other events that bring smiles to children and adults alike. While Andrea loves competing, making elaborate costumes, and sharing her knowledge, the fun of cosplaying and seeing people enjoy her work makes it all the more meaningful
Hi, my name is Michaela Lee. I graduated in 2017 with a degree in Business Management. I worked for 2 years as the Regional Operations Manager for a national healthcare company that worked specifically with pregnant women struggling with substance abuse.
February 2019 I officially switched industries without any training or contacts and started acting. March 2019 I started cosplaying as well, and love it!
Suzanne is a professional cosplayer from Alabama who began making costumes and attending conventions in 2006, when she won her first costuming award at Anime South.
An avid gamer since childhood, her first inspiration for cosplay came from playing the Final Fantasy franchise and has continued to grow ever since. After learning to sew with her aunt at age 16, she continued to expand her skills into prop and armor making over the next decade. She is a regular guest and panelist and conventions throughout the Southeast, and loves sharing her skills and knowledge with the cosplay community.
Although creating complex and accurate costumes is what drew her to the hobby, the friendships she has cultivated along the way are what kept her coming back for more.
Jon Patterson of Yami Atem is a North Georgia cosplayer. Started cosplay in April of 2018, with the idea of bringing forth a realistic looking anime costume. Little experience in sewing, crafting and he has a natural talent of working on a budget to achieve the best possible costume. Inspired by other cosplayers in Canada and inspired by Yami Yugi from Yu-Gi-Oh! Jon used fan art and official art to create the most realistic Yami Yugi costume that turns heads at each convention he attends. Known as Yami Atem on FaceBook has garnered a following of many Facebook friends and followers in a short amount of time. Setting trends, setting the bar on realistic anime cosplay to be on par as their anime counterparts on TV, he is a cosplayer that people flock to see anime cosplay done accurately.