C4 is excited to present it’s first-ever COSPLAY ALLEY! We’ve invited some of the top cosplayers in the world to C4 2016 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.
Yaya Han is one of few cosplayers in the world to build a business in this hobby-ist community, but even after more than a decade of success, she strives to stay true to what got her into this field originally – fun and creativity. To this day, Yaya has made a myriad of costumes in the genres of anime, manga, video games, sci-fi, comic books and of course from her own original designs. Her intricate and lavish creations have won awards and acclaim worldwide, and she has been invited to appear as a Guest, Panelist, Judge, Performer and Host to hundreds conventions and other events all over the globe.
Meg Turney is an internet personality, cosplayer, model, and vlogger. She got her start as a YouTube host on SourceFed and SourceFed Nerd, and has appeared on many channels including Nerdist and her current gig, RoosterTeeth.
Meg was introduced to cosplay back in 2002 and quickly fell in love with the art. In particular, her renditions of Princess Leia, Cowboy Bebop’s Faye Valentine and Borderland’s Psychos have earned her much attention and acclaim.
Meg is based in Austin, Texas where she lives with her dachshund Penny and cat Smee.
Traci is a cosplayer and singer/songwriter native to Southern California. She’s known for her covers of popular hits on YouTube, and her more recently released original music.
Traci is also an active voice-over artist, and has been heard on radio, television and in video games. Recent credits include a children’s jewelry-maker commercial for Orbeez on Nickelodeon, Star Guardians Virtual World Online Game, Minute to Win it by Zoo Games, and a featured track for Tap Tap Revenge 4.
Traci not only writes and performs her own music, but also has become known for her performances as classic fairytale princesses and characters. It started out as only a hobby for fun, creating costumes for photo shoots and video performances, but quickly became a dream job, as Traci became one of the most sought after children’s entertainers in the United States. Traci’s character performances, though always child-friendly, are not limited to young audiences. She often appears as iconic characters for a broad range of audiences, at a wide variety of events and causes: award ceremonies, DVD release parties, nonprofit functions, grand openings, galas and conventions. She has portrayed virtually every popular fairytale character, but The Little Mermaid is her most requested persona.
Traci was also a part of AnimeTV Seasons 3 and 4, an anime review show by Bang Zoom! Entertainment, celebrating anime, manga and Japanese pop culture. Traci often performs at anime conventions, pairing her original music with anime theme covers, singing in both English and Japanese.
An artist in more ways than one, Traci loves designing costume pieces and photo shoot/performance items for herself, as well as for her customers, who commission her for couture wigs, and the unique costume-pieces and mermaid-inspired accessories she sells through her Etsy shop, the Siren’s Grotto. Despite all her artistic multitasking tendencies, Traci’s most fervent passion is music, and she hopes to touch hearts and lives through it.
Paul Forest got a piece of life-changing advice from a man dressed as Superman when he was in Las Vegas a few years ago.
That superhero told Forest that he looked just like Leonard Nimoy.
The Man of Steel wanted to know if Forest would be willing to dress as Spock, alongside Superman and others on Fremont Street, the famous neon-sign filled street in the heart of downtown Las Vegas.
“I tried it about three weeks later and the rest is history,” Forest told CBC News in a telephone interview from Toronto.
That led to his current full-time job as Spock, or Spock Vegas, as he is known to the public. He describes himself as a Spock lookalike and impersonator.
Nicole Marie Jean is a cosplayer, artist, sculptor and designer from San Diego, California. During the past four years she has traveled around the country for numerous events and conventions as both an attendee and a guest.
Nicole has created nearly 80 costumes over the past three years, all inspired by her favorite characters from comics, movies, books, video games and anime. You may know her for her take on Bane from the Dark Knight Rises, which earned her the nickname “Lady Bane.”
When she’s not creating or debuting new costumes, Nicole sculpts and makes items for her online store. She hopes to continue this journey for many years to come while meeting new people, teaching and inspiring others, entertaining those who follow her work and becoming better at her craft along the way.
Karli Woods is a professional cosplayer, host and internet personality. She runs “Geekin’ Gorgeous,” a blog and YouTube channel that covers all things geeky and gorgeous. You might see her covering cosplay how to’s, make-up tutorials, celebrity interviews and con coverage.
If you’ve met her, you’ll know that she is a total GEEK, and has a slight obsession with Dr. Who, zombies, Star Wars, and the paranormal. If you catch her at a con she will likely be dancing around in a tutu. Have you seen her cosplay collection? It’s tutu much!
Her light, fun, nerdy spirit attracts her viewers, but don’t be fooled she has an inner dark side. Her love of horror is what led her into this GEEKTASTIC industry. Yes that is right, funny, bubbly Karli can shut off the lights watch scary movies, talk for hours about gore and vampires, and may or may not dream of being Rick Grimes.
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!