Spectra is not only a foam armor expert who has run panels on the topic at New York Comic Con, but is Nerd Caliber‘s own AAA games writer. His cosplays draw most from comic books and movies, and his Frozone is so spot on that you almost think that Pixar based the character design on Spectra in the first place.
Khepera leapt onto the cosplay scene in 2014, and immediately started racking up cosplay contests awards, both for her amazing crafting skills and her ability to inhabit a character so completely. Right out of the gate she exhibited mastery of sewing, armor and prop making with foam and worbla, and makeup and wigs.
BelleChere is famous both in and out of the cosplay community for her costumes that are detailed, daring, or often both. The quality makes perfect sense, since theater costuming is her profession.
Kittenstrings Jena is a commissioned costume crafter, a model, medical special effects professional and might love fishing more than FirstPerson Shooter does. She rarely competes in contests, preferring to cosplay for fun and make costumes for other people to compete in. Leather, vinyl, spandex or crinoline — Jena can craft with it all.
Robbins Studios Photography & Fine Art
Benn and Liz Robbins are returning for CAPE 2.0! They are a creative power couple — she’s the trained, degreed photographer, he’s the former artist for The Tick comic book that picked up a camera and became a favorite in the cosplay world.
World’s End Designs
New to CAPE is Jeremy of World’s End Design, who started out making some of the most intricate steampunk accessories I’ve seen. He caught the 3D printing bug early on and since then he has created some amazing props for all kinds of fandoms.
Anna Cosplay Photography
When I first started out shooting cosplay, there were a bunch of names people would use when saying “Oh you mean like XXX or Anna Fischer?” That XXX would often change (although very often our other panelists Robbins Studio) but it was almost always followed by Anna. We are very happy and lucky to have her as a guest for our second CAPE.