Karmada: Kristie Good, known as Karmada Cosplay has been creating cosplay for over 15 years (since 2001!) and competing since 2005 (with numerous awards ranging from judge’s choice all the way up to best in shows – recent awards include Best in Show at Youmacon 2015 as part of the group Karmaluna Cosplay, and Best Hall Friday Youmacon 2016)! Her passion is helping other cosplayers achieve their dreams, and enjoys presenting informational panels about cosplay construction and sewing. Recently she had the opportunity to author a book “Epic Cosplay Costumes” (a beginner’s guide to creating cosplay & sewing) – which can be found on Amazon and in bookstores!

On top of her cosplay habit, Kristie is also an avid artist and comic creator, having been working in the Manga style for over 25 years. She has been spotted in many artist alleys in the Midwest and East coast conventions, and also enjoys teaching others how to draw and analyze their own work! She is currently working on a self-published manga called Tangerine Wings, and a webcomic called TalOS (http://talos-comic.com).

Luna Lady of Light: Emily has been cosplaying for 11 years and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theater Performance. She is one of the 2018 USA representatives to the Clara Cow Cosplay Cup world championship. In her years of cosplay Emily has accumulated 20 awards for craftsmanship and performance including 2015 Team USA Runner up for the World Cosplay Summit. She enjoys creating performances and costumes based on anime, games, and manga titles she is passionate about. Emily also enjoys judging craftsmanship and performance and is inspired by cosplayers of all ages and levels by their shared passion for the art of cosplay. When she isn’t creating costumes, choreographing a performance, writing a script, or editing music, you can find her cooking or playing video games with her cats. You can find her on Facebook at facebook.com/lunaladyoflightcosplay, and on Instagram as Lunaladyoflight.

Photos are by cosfame photography.

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