C4 is excited for the second annual COSPLAY ALLEY! We’ve invited some of the top cosplayers in the world to C4 2017 and they are coming to Winnipeg in October! See below for a full list of cosplay guests, and be sure to visit them all at C4! Reminder that guests are subject to change.
WindoftheStars, Mel Hoppe, is a veteran international known cosplayer based out of Northern Nevada. She has been cosplaying since 2004 and has made over 100 costumes inspired by video games, anime, comics and of her own creative design. Many of these costumes have won prestigious awards at cosplay competitions since 2007. Her costume works have been featured on TV as a judge on Call to Cosplay that aired on Crunchyroll and Myx TV, in print mostly notably in Cosmode, OtakuUSA and Mangabomb, and in several web publications such as CNET, Nerdist, TokyoPOP, and Kotaku. She has also worked with 2K Games, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, iLoveToCreate, IGG/I…
Cosplayer, Trash Kings Cosplay
Aileen, also know as half of the Trash Kings Cosplay duo, is born-and-bred Winnipeg local who's been actively cosplaying since 2012. She has won multiple masquerade competition awards including "Best Overall" in the masters division and has assisted in judging competitions. When not donning costumes she can be found behind the lens providing photoshoots and creating costumes for her friends.
J Tanooki is a Canadian cosplayer and model who has been cosplaying for over 13 years. She actively joined the cosplay community in 2014, attending events throughout the year in her hometown of Winnipeg, as well as other cities in Canada and the U.S. She has also been able to bring her passion to her local community through assisting in fund raising events for cancer awareness, modelling for photography students at a local college, and contributing to a nerd culture website offering her insight into the cosplay and convention community.
Cosplaying and attending conventions for over 11 years, Rian prides herself in being able to fully embody the characters she cosplays by combining her passion for costuming with her background in dance, martial arts, and color guard.
Cosplayer, Actress, Model
AngelicaNortham is a Winnipeg-based cosplayer who began crafting her own costumes in 2004. Since then she's appeared at cons across Canada and the U.S. She loves anime, gaming, and (of course!) Disney. C4 is proud to have Angelica represent Winnipeg in our international Cosplay Alley!