C.A.P.E. 2017 was a blast, and we would like to thank everyone who attended! In addition, thanks to all of our marvelous panelists, our excellent vendors and our sponsor, the outstanding Double Midnight Comics!
Stay tuned for announcements about the next C.A.P.E.!
Due to unfortunate and varied circumstances (nothing worrying, thankfully) panelists BelleChere, Lodaim Cosplay and GiveWave Studios will be unable to attend CAPE this year. We hope that they all resolve their separate challenges in the best way possible, and look forward to seeing them at other events.
Dave Yang Photography
Dave is a professional photographer who shoots just about every kind of content, including beautiful cosplay images. Based in New England, Dave travels all over the country and is almost as well known for his black tees and Grumpy Cat-like frown as much as he is for his ability to get the best out of Golden Hour lighting.
Athel Cosplay Photography
Athel is a Boston-based professional portrait and fashion photographer, as well as a dedicated photographer of cosplay. Known for combining natural light with flash for beautiful images, Athel is just as comfortable in a studio.
Mhysa Cosplay is so dedicated to accuracy in costuming, she built her own loom to weave a particular fabric for a Daenerys Targaryen cosplay — then memorized an entire speech in High Valyrian just to nail it down. A Master-level cosplay contest winner she now (like most of our judges) only judges contests and rarely competes. But she hasn’t slowed down creating, including designing an entire Disney princess/Avengers mashup team last year.
Cowbutt Crunchies, a duo of Bostonian cosplayers with a weird name and way too much love for dressing up, return for a second year to CAPE. With ten years of cosplay experience under their belts, they’re big fans of sharing that knowledge with others in the form of tutorials, advice, and more recently wigworking tips as Gothichamlet participates in Arda’s Iron Wig contest.
Babs Who Takes Pictures
Returning this year is Babette “Babs” Daniels, a self-taught event photographer from Long Island New York, who specializes in fantasy, sci-fi and cosplay photography. Despite being in the eastern end of the island, she habitually travels up and down the East Coast to meet as many interesting people as she can, and show them off to the world.
Lucky Grim Creative
I met Rachael when I first rediscovered cons, at Anime Boston 2008, and realized I was missing out on one of the most creative aspects of the nerdiness I love, cosplay. I berated the poor woman with questions about her Amaterasu outfit for at least a half hour, and she graciously answered every one. An amazing talent and a natural teacher.
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.
Human Sushi Cosplay
Abby Fellows is an experienced cosplayer and amazing crafter who has competed and won Master-level costume contests and masquerades. She is as comfortable with comic book characters as she is with obscure anime or popular Disney cosplay.