The People Who Make Things Awesome

 
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Mermaid Child

Avid pet collector, makeup artist, puts up with her sister using her as a dress up doll in exchange for makeup skills, and total Yuri On Ice trash. Owns enough makeup to make a Macy's look like a WalMart. Make sure she is fed regularly or else she might eat a con attendee.

Cosplay Contest Awards:
San Japan 2017 - Judge's Award for Sylvanas Windrunner and The Lich Queen
A-kon 2018 - Best Wig award for Eternal Sailor Moon and Sailor Galaxia
Ikkicon 2018 - Best Walk On for Bowsette and Boosette (Hannah Alexander version)

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Tacocat Cosplay

Hi I'm Kirsten! I'm am overall nerd, head Mermaid Child zookeeper, and also into way too many shows and science! I love bringing characters to the real world and the challenges of each one. I started to learn how to sew in 2012, mostly making small things like purses, pillows, and simple clothing. In 2015 I stared cosplaying because it was the first year we were going to SDCC and we NEEDED to cosplay at it. I'm slightly obsessed with details in cosplays. Enough to spend over 100 hours embroidering a skirt, hand sculpting skulls, gluing over 6000 rhinestones to ONE corset, etc.

One of my favorite cosplay memories was at my second SDCC when a Sailor Moon fan came up and said she was so excited  to see a cosplay of  her favorite character, human Luna cosplay. She asked for a few pictures and was so nice! Bringing characters to life... that's what I'm here for.

Cosplay Contest Awards:
Anime Austin 2017 - Judge's Award for Frozen Fever Anna
San Japan 2017 - Judge's Award for Sylvanas Windrunner and The Lich Queen
A-kon 2018 - Best Wig award for Eternal Sailor Moon and Sailor Galaxia
Ikkicon 2018 - Best Walk On for Bowsette and Boosette (Hannah Alexander version)

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Allybelle

I’m Ally! I’m a nerd and a con mom and a weirdo and it’s great. I’ve been cosplaying (legit cosplaying anyway) for about 2 years, and going to local Texas cons for 5! I’ve really fallen in love with cosplay and the idea of bringing a character to life. It’s so uplifting and brings out a spirit in me that I haven’t had since I was a kid!

My favorite parts of cosplay are props and wigs! I love working in the garage on a new lance or armor, inhaling foam dust and adhesives (safely mind you)! And the struggle of figuring out how to make a wig work. I love doing photoshoots and deciding how a character would act in that situation. There really isn’t much more to say other than I think cosplay is one of the greatest hobbies in the world!

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Luis Guevara

Assistant, stair master, Twitch moderator, and professional asshat. Staff member for MAGFest and PAX South. A hard worker and a well meaning troll. He might do unusual things for Whataburger.

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Rob Swackhamer

Photographer, pinball nerd, project manager, and total cat dad. Rob has had over seven years of videography, photography, and live streaming experience. He has performed media operations for websites such as 8BitX.com and chiptuneswin.com along with being a staff member/department head for conventions such as MAGFest, San Japan, Crunchyroll Expo, and DreamHack. A great way to say "Hello" to him is to hand him a good beer.

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