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Frank was a nerdy kid making monsters in the basement. He progressed to Special Effects and Make-up on small independent films in the midwest before moving to Los Angeles. There he worked on Pirates of The Caribbean, The Chronicles of Riddick and collaborated with Danny DeVito on a number of short horror films. Known for his appearances on Syfy network’s Face-Off and Adam Savage’s Tested, Frank’s professional movie career is prolific and includes being Head Puppet Fabricator at Tippett Studios for Star Wars VII - The Force Awakens and contributing to the Disney+ phenomenon, The Mandalorian.
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Special Makeup and Creature FX Designer, screenwriter, Second Unit Director, author, motivational speaker, founder of the Follow Your Star Foundation and iNet.Events, Nick was a member of Stuart Freeborn's creature crew on Star Wars IV A New Hope and became a key contributor to the creation of Yoda for The Empire Strikes Back. Having contributed to Superman - the movie, The Shining and devised sequences for movies like Highlander, Krull and the groundbreaking creature effects in the cult movie Lifeforce, he is a veteran of over 60 movies. His knowlrdge of creature creation and practical effects, combined with his constant desire to uplift the lives of those he meets, has endeared him to three generations of movie fans.
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Emmy award winning makeup artist Brian Sipe is a character effects designer & project manager who was Makeup Dept head, ( straight makeup and prosthetics) representing Legacy Effects on the Star Wars project The Mandalorian and was Prosthetics Makeup Dept Head on Guardians of the Galaxy - Volume 2, Avengers - Infinity War, Avengers – Endgame, X-Men - Dark Phoenix, and Captain Marvel. His makeup artistry is featured in many projects... on Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique in the last three X-Men films, several Terminator films, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, (team won BAFTA and Oscar for Best Makeup.)
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Internationally recognized Cosplayer/Costume maker and set costumer for Marvel in Atlanta, Riki was a main cast member for two season of Heroes of Cosplay and appeared in two award winning documentaries, 4 days at Dragoncon & Cosplay: Crafting a secret identity. With over two million Facebook followers, and 20 years experience of sewing, fabrication, molding and casting, Riki is recognized for her ability to translate costumes and focus on craftsmanship having judged costume contests, hosted workshops, and promoted cosplay at conventions around the world. She also runs a charity group that has raised over $50,000 for various charities, and is a speciality costumer on movies featuring X-Men, Captain America, Spider-Man, Avengers and Godzilla
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Cynthia is a full-time seamstress/maker for Disney World and Disney Cruise Line helping to bring characters from Marvel, Star Wars, and Pixar to Disney properties around the globe. She won the Her Universe Fashion Show at San Diego Comic Con 2019, and consequently went on to design a fashion line under the Marvel's Avengers Endgame license for Hot Topic and Her Universe. Her knowledge and skill in all forms of costuming make her an ideal panelist. Cynthia has also worked tirelessly as an organizer for this event, dispite also being an admin for Print the Curve Flat a group making 3D printed NIH approved masks to fight COVID 19
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Kelly Cercone is a freelance Patternmaker and Seamstress based in Los Angeles. She's often behind the scenes of many of your favorite geeky TV shows and films (Marvel, Westworld, American Horror Story.) On The Mandalorian she worked on costumes for Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Espisito), Fennec Shand (Ming-na Wen), Kuiil (Nick Nolte), Peli Motto (Amy Sedaris), and Toro Calican (Jake Cannavale). Kelly also loves Cosplay and making historical garments in her free time. In 2015 she won the judges choice award at the Her Universe Fashion Show, subsequently teaming up with Cosplay by McCalls to create a line of corset patterns specifically for cosplayers.
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Terry Describes himself as “a newcomer to the cosplay,” yet his first ever costume, an impressive Warhammer 40K space marine, was chosen to be used for a short film, Guardsman, which he also made other props and costumes for. His latest creation, a fully wearable 10 foot tall Warhammer 40K terminator suit, showcases some of the skills he has learned from master builders around the world. He prefers to teach others rather than taking commissions. He shares some of those skills at COSnet 1.0
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Fred and Elle Reed are propmakers, cosplayers, and costumers from Jacksonville, FL. Fred was a contestant on the premier episode of Syfy’s Cosplay Melee and his wife Elle runs an environmental nonprofit in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Together, this Cosplay power couple create cool, nerdy stuff and sometimes help save the planet.
Fred takes commissions.
Ask nicely and maybe he will make you something
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Nathan and Jennifer Carter are No Sleep Till Cosplay, husband and wife cosplayers, occasional performers, and photographers. Known for technically spectacular builds, their social media provides tutorials, cosplay builds, costuming tricks, ridiculous on-stage antics, crazy cats (#KittyLitterAndGlitter) & other fun stuff.
Nathan is one of the driving forces behind Print the Curve Flat, a group of cosplayers making and donating thousands of NIH aproved 3D printed masks to fight COVID 19
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Winner of the 2017 Natural Light Photographer of the Midwest Award from Erudite Chic Magazine, Travis has been a cosplay, portrait, production, industrial, and fashion photographer since 2006. During that time he has created images for families, models, business entities, television personalities, musicians, and many "diverse and wonderful" Cosplayers.
He is a natural teacher and mentor who loves to share his knowledge.
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British award-winning broadcaster, filmmaker and author, David is the presenter of BBC One Current Affairs Programme, Inside Out, he also regularly hosts the regional evening news for the East of England. Born on May the Fourth (Yes, Star Wars day!), 1977 he and his team made The Galaxy Britain Built about some of the the British talent behind the classic Star Wars trilogy including iNetEvents founder Nick Maley. David also wrote a book of the same name published in the U.S. by BearManor Media. In 2019 his follow up documentary Toy Empire about Palitoy Star Wars Toys became a phenomenon in Britain,
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Rick Prince and Rashaad Santiago rose to international attention as competitors on the SyFy Network’s hit competition series Face-Off where Rashaad was the winner of Season Six. The show's focus on crafting complete characters in a matter of days gives them a great perspective on the challenges of working against the clock and under pressure. Rick has created animatronic characters for theme parks and clients including Hasbro’s Transformers Universe, Disney, Universal Studios, Dollywood, and Busch Gardens.
These two talented creators have teamed up to face new challenges, undertake commissions and share their experiences at events worldwide.
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Elisa's vibrant personality soon endeared her to her fellow Cosplayers at the 501st Legion where she soon became recognized as a "Star Wars girl" at events around the USA. A prominent advocate for children's rights in Venezuela, she partnered with the Peter Mayhew Foundation to raise money for Ponte en sus zapatos, (Spanish for "Put yourself in their shoes.") a The charity in Venezuela that feeds needy children every day and donates supplies like diapers and baby formula.
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Sophii is a professional Cosplay personality who was featured in the French cosplay documentary, Ready Cosplayer One, filmed at C2E2 2019 and premiered at Paris Comic Con 2019. She has been cosplaying for roughly ten years, and doing so professionally for about five. Having guested at over 50 events across North America, she has a passion for redesigning her favorite characters and bringing those designs to life!
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David has more than twenty years’ experience as a graphic designer completing projects for Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Sg-1, Deal or No Deal, Price is Right, The Miami Dolphins, The All-Star Games and more. In 2012 he began photographing Cosplayers, adding his graphic design background to his images to help bring the characters to life. He self-published his book Cosplay Composition in 2014, has worked with the most popular Cosplayers around and in 2015, teamed up with Cosplayer Danica Rockwood on Patreon where he has a whole section for learning cosplay photography.
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An award winning Costume Designer and Cosplayer from NW Arkansas, Anita is a founding member of the COSnet team. Renowned for her amazingly ornate and detailed costumes. she has guested, judged, competed, won, and inspired others at almost every known comic convention from...Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas and Canada. She loves geeking out, talking shop, sharing what she does & how she does it in person and through social media.
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Jeff and his wife Kim are active members of the 501st Legion seen at many Star Wars Conventions around the country. His company DH-P/FX has been specializing in movie prop replica fabrication, mold making and casting, machining, vacuum forming, fiberglassin, welding and sculpting for many years. working with resin, silicone, foam, aluminum, wood, steel and plaster.
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A passionate Cosplayer, costume maker, art lover with an animation degree and President of Reddi Arts art store in Jacksonville, FL., Kelly is a very diverse woman. For years she has been a frequent personality as Cosplay conventions and Comic Cons, and now she's showing others how she creates Cosplay costumes from materials in her store.
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10 hours of quality Cosplay for US$5.00 to make home confinement more palatable and to help the Follow Your Star Foundation (Sint Maarten) stay afloat through the crisis.
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