He has been attending conventions since 2000 and has won more than forty awards for his works on humans and Asian ball jointed dolls across the nation as well as a few internationally. He has done Japanese fashion runway for several events including h.NAOTO’s SixH branch, has hosted several panels at multiple conventions covering a broad spectrum including Japanese Rock, Crossplay, Makeup, Wigs, Competitions, ABJD and more, and has also had the pleasure of working with and meeting several Japanese musicians including being filmed for an X-Japan music video.
Waru has been a cosplay judge for conventions such as Animeland Wasabi and Clutch Con, and has also recently worked behind the scenes to help set them up. When not busy with the ‘Con-Life’ he also runs his own clothing, costume, and accessory business Filthy Commissions. He has been to Japan twice and has a lot of knowledge and stories to share!