Please welcome our Judges for this year's Masquerade!

Paige of Illuminaughty Cosplay is an Arizona-based costume designer, cosplayer, and twitch streamer. She found out about cosplay after attending Saboten Con 2015 and hasn’t looked back since. She’s gone on to enroll in a costume design degree, compete in masquerades and competitions, as well as try to convince anyone and everyone to cosplay. She says that cosplay is an art with no right or wrong, the way you interpret a character is up to you! When she’s not crafting a costume, she’s streaming on twitch to connect with other video game fans or catching up on anime!

AmberSkies is no stranger to the world of creation and overall nerd-dom! She has been involved in the creative arts and enthralled in the world of anime since she was just 8 years old when Pokemon and Sailor Moon came blasting into her life. In the years since, she has harnessed the power of the fandoms she loves-- and has built up her nerdy empire and transcended to the professional cosplay stage!

Amber has taken on increasingly elaborate and complex costuming builds, proudly working hand in hand with amazing companies via material sponsorships with Plaid Crafts, and costuming work with the one and only Marvel Studios, Fox Entertainment, and the Walt Disney Company.

She uses her self taught arsenal of creative skills to transform herself oftentimes from scraps and recycled goods into fantastic heroes and beasts across all fandoms-- specializing in detailed prosthetic/makeup work, elaborate paint jobs, and Armor/Prop Building. 

She has professionally competed with her cosplays and won First Place or Best in Show at Disney's D23 Expo, San Diego Comicon International, Phoenix Fan Fusion, Long Beach Comic Expo, and more. She now spends her con days mostly as a veteran cosplay craftsmanship judge, utilizing her teaching skills as a crafting panelist, and being MC for various creative endeavors at Fan Expos and Conventions. She also loves working her Artist Alley Booth as a vendor (AmberSkies Creations) showcasing her many gorgeous fan art prints and unique merch.

Amber continues to grow her online presence through taking to the streaming platform Twitch, and pursuing the route of gaming and live entertainment via bodypainting, FX makeup, and loads of fun with her online community at AmberSkiesTV. She loves crushing hugs, lives for building others up, and spreading cosplay positivity for all-- leaving a sprinkle of sunshine wherever she wanders!"

Casey Renee is an award-winning cosplayer focused on craftsmanship and sewing. She won the Twitchcon Cosplay Contest in 2018 and had the honor of judging the Twitchcon Cosplay Contest in 2019. Casey is incredibly passionate about cosplay craftsmanship, Disney, historical costuming, and creating educational content.

In 2020 Casey partnered with YouTube to be able to continue her passion for creating educational sewing content through cosplay construction. In 2021, Casey wrote her first book, “Cosplay Foundations: Your Guide to Constructing Bodysuits, Corsets, Hoop skirts, Petticoats, and more”. Casey loves sharing her experience with others and helping the cosplay community as a whole learn new things and celebrate craftsmanship.

You can find Casey’s work on youtube.com/caseyreneecosplay and instagram.com/caseyreneecosplay and full galleries of her work as well as her patterns and embroidery files at CaseyReneeCosplay.com

The MC of the Masquerade, and will also performing the half-time show, will be our amazing panelist Supa Lani-Chan!

The Masquerade will be Saturday, March 5th at 7:00pm in Main Events. Registration is open until Monday, February 28th at Midnight. At Con registration will also be available. https://www.kikoricon.com/programming/panel/view/410zjqkyex9yce