Kymchi is an Arizona native and has been involved in the local cosplay community for over 10 years. Her passion for the hobby eventually led her to pursue a degree in technical costume design and construction, and she has worked in a professional capacity both stateside and overseas. In 2018, she began competing in local masquerades and is beyond grateful to have placed Best in Show at Anime Expo 2023. She is inspired by the passion in the community and loves to challenge herself by implementing different techniques and materials in every costume. She has a soft spot for idol or magical girl cosplays - her favorite costumes to build are anything with an excess of glitter, ruffles, and rhinestones!