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.
Preston Cowley, a Denver native, grew up fascinated with video games, animation, and voice acting. Preston graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Computer Science, and immediately put that to good use by working for 3G studios in Reno, Nevada as a programmer on their video games.
Preston not only programs for video games, but also enjoys acting in them and more! You can see/hear Preston in Seduce Me 2: The Demon War, Zolabarth Bi, Imagine, The BlackBlood Alliance, Changing Hearts, Return of the Guitar Lord and more!
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.
Steve “Warky T. Chocobo” Nunez is an award-winning Singer, Lyricist, Composer, Letterer, Editor, and Actor for Video Games, Film, Audio Books, and more.
As an actor, Steve first broke into voice acting narrating audio books, and from there into all facets of media. Some of his favorite works include narrating, “The Souls of the Saintlands” Book series by Tonya Adolfson, Lady Woo in Nexon’s Dungeon Fighter Online, Rift Bubbles in Heroes of Newerth, The Demon Lord in The Seduce Me Otome Series, and in Ant-Man playing as a homeless man.
As a musician, Steve is a singer of the Parody Mormon Band, “They Might Be Elders”, of which he sang and wrote the lyrics for all of his albums. He has composed music and done Post-Production work for Video Games, Television, Movie Trailers, and more.
Under the tutelage of Yamila Abraham, CEO and award winning author of Yaoi Press, Steve got his start lettering for Yaoi Press’s web series, “The Yaoikuza”, and has worked on BL and Yaoi manga both in physical and digital print and looks forward to what the future has in store for him.
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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!