2018 Panelists Confirmed so far!
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.
Cowbutt Crunchies is a duo of Bostonian cosplayers with a weird name and way too much love for dressing up. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Robbins Studios Photography & Fine Art
Benn and Liz Robbins are returning for CAPE! 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 Design
Jeremy of World’s End Design 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.
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.
MicroKitty has been a friend of, and contributor to, Nerd Caliber for years. She is a talented crafter and is well known for her daring and sexy cosplays. She is also an expert in the posing and modeling aspect of portraying a cosplay character.