AmberSkies is no stranger to the world of creation and nerd-dom! She has been a lifelong artist, singer, and actress, and was raised in her family's tabletop miniatures/gaming store/internet arcade where she spent every day raiding at 11 years old on WoW, or beating men thrice her age in Magic the Gathering (all while spam Watching Sailor Moon and guzzling down all the ramen bowls she could get her grubby little hands on!)
In the last 6 years Amber has taken on elaborate and complex cosplay builds, worked professionally hand in hand with amazing companies such as Marvel Studios, Stan Lee, and Disney. She is an AZ teacher by day, and transforms herself into fantastic heroes and beasts by night!
She specializes in highly detailed and screen accurate prosthetic/makeup work and elaborate prop building-- spending countless hours to create notable and out-of-this-world characters such as Lava Goddess Te Ka (Moana), Emma Frost, Nebula (Guardians of the Galaxy), Sergeant Calhoun, Billy Butcherson (Hocus Pocus), The Forest Spirit (Princess Mononoke), Sonic the Hedgehog, and many more!
She has competed and won first/Best in Show at D23 Expo, San Diego Comicon, Phoenix Comicon, and Long Beach Comicon-- and interviewed by media outlets the world over. Her goal is to start expanding even further to guest at conventions, share her original art and canvas paintings as well as costuming adventures!
She loves giant hugs and smiles, seeing all her beautiful friends at cons in AZ and CA, all while using her art to teach others and inspire them to create and love the cosplay community as much as she does. Amber lives for building others up, igniting their passions, and spreading positivity and sunshine wherever she wanders! Stop by her table to say hello, or catch her at a panel or as a judge for the masquerade!