Jezeroth

Cirque du Soleil. Nightclubs. ONE PIECE.  Olympians. Red Carpets. Electric Daisy Carnival. Film. Commercials. Music Videos.  Jez Roth started sewing at the age of 13 on small crafts and at the local dance studio before falling in love with the art of cosplay at Katsucon 1998.

After many years of competing at anime convention masquerades winning Best in Show 15 times with tailored costumes and heavily choreographed skits, he moved to Las Vegas to work for The Venetian designing the Opera Gowns, eventually landing at Cirque du Soleil’s water spectacular O. Since leaving Cirque, he currently works freelance out of his own studio – creating everything from mermaids that shoot water, Mirrorball Men, and Golden Fairies that contort through the air, designing for events with A-list celebrities such as Kim Kardiashian, Eva Langoria, Snoop Dogg, and DJs such as Benny Benassi, Dash Berlin – his jewelry has even been worn on the red carpet at the Billboard Awards.

He has represented the United States at the IOEA Otaku Expo in Japan as a Cosplay Guest and Canada to choose the Canadian WCS representative for 2016. He believes that the world of costuming is an endlessly fascinating pursuit – from armor to gowns, giant puppetry to monsters.  His goal to share unique events that educate and involve the community such as his Lip Sync For Your Cosplay Event and even restructuring and organizing cosplay events for Conventions in his goal to mainstream the competition scene.

His artistic journey came full circle last year when hired as an Artistic Consultant for One Piece: Gold film, working with Toei Animation to give their film a fully realized Las Vegas feel.

 

Yokaze Cosplay

Yokaze is a local cosplayer that’s been sewing, gluing, and burning her fingers (yay, thermoplastics!) for over a decade with more than 15 awards. She has judged a dozen cosplay contest for adults, children, and pets!  She’s most well known for costumes that employ creative engineering to allow for gravity defying costumes, 15 foot wingspans, articulated armor, and swords that look like laced obsidian. She also designs high fashion in a line called “Fantasy Couture.”  Yokaze is always trying to push the limits of what is possible with cosplay.

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Tanglwyst de Holloway

Tanglwyst de Holloway is a seasoned, award winning costume designer for stage and screen. She started her career working for the Utah Shakespearean Festival in 1988 and continued her work throughout the country. She has done production work for dozens of plays and presentations, ranging from high profile to high school productions. She was asked to teach her techniques all over the country and has recently written a book called Surviving Your Own Creativity under the pen name Tonya Adolfson.

Her day job is as the Casting Director and Audio Book Production for FJ Publishing, in conjunction with Dragonfleet Studios. She is in charge of the Indie and Small Press Audio Books. Her duties include scouting for new talent, both on the voice acting and on the book side. She is authorized by her company to listen to author’s presentations in Pitch Sessions, and conduct Casting Calls at conventions.
Her best-selling book series The Souls of the Saintlands releases book six, Determined to be a Villain, in June of 2016.

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The Globe Online
Barnes and Noble
Amazon.com
Journey Planet
The Drink Tank

Warumono

Warumono is a cosplayer, fashion model, musician, artist, and designer. He has a wide range of art-based talent and likes to dabble in a little bit of everything.

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!