Hey everybody! This year we are concentrating our operations more into the conference center part of the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites. That means we would like you to use a different entrance than last year.
On the opposite side of the facility from the hotel lobby is a large entrance specifically for events. That is where registration and prop check will be. We still have full run of the hotel public space, and you can enter via the lobby, you’ll just have to walk a long way to get to registration, through a cadre of Staff that will ask for your wristband.
Check out this handy and super cheesy map I made, showing you where the new entrance is, and where you can find parking.
CAPE 2018 entrance is on the other side from the lobby!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.