IKKiCON is pleased to unveil this year’s cosplay judge line-up! We have three absolutely amazing cosplay guests with nearly 20 years of cosplaying between them. Starting us off is Steff von Schweetz who has been cosplaying since 2003 with nearly 300 costumes under he belt. Steff prides herself on being completely self-taught, and has won several awards on the west coast including Best In Show and Best Advanced Craftsmanship. Next we have WindoftheStars who is a veteran internationally known cosplayer that has been cosplaying since 2004 and has well over 100 costumes to her repertoire. Having been featured in both print and television, WindoftheStars seeks to promote cosplaying as an art through her guest appearances and online presence. And last, but absolutely not least we are thrilled to add Carl Martin of Shinka Studios to the judges table. Carl is a prop maker that has designed props, figurines, and special trophies for companies such as Blizzard, Riot Games, and many others. He has been featured multiple times by Kotaku, Cosplay in America, Forbes, Game Informer, and many more outlets for his Cosplay work.
We’re incredibly excited to be able to bring this trio of amazing guests to judge this year’s Cosplay Contest. So be sure to keep an eye out for sign-ups to open at midnight of Saturday the 24th so that you too can test your grit to the scrutiny of these master cosplayers.