Panelist Cancellations: BelleChere, Lodaim Cosplay, GiveWave Studios


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.



Panelist Announcement: Dave Yang Photography!

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.


Panelist Announcement: Cowbutt Crunchies

Cowbutt Crunchies

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.


Panelist Announcement: Babs Who Takes Pictures

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.

Panelist Announcement: Khepera Cosplay!

Khepera Cosplay

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.