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Pros and Cons Cosplay

Pros and Cons Cosplay are twin Master-level cosplayers and huge Tales fans from the Midwest. They have a strong understanding of cosplay construction, cosplay competition and diversity, equity and inclusion. They have competed and won numerous awards for cosplay craftsmanship and performance and focus on complex builds with multiple design elements including needlework, foamwork, wig styling, and intricate detailing.

They are dedicated to making the cosplay community a safe and inclusive space for all, and work personally and professionally on developing inclusive cosplay contest policies, educating the community on bystander intervention techniques, social justice and inclusion in the cosplay and costuming community.

Pros and Cons Cosplay

Pros and Cons Cosplay


The Mystic Artisan

The Mystic Artisan is an award-winning cosplayer from the Pacific Northwest. While best known for her unusual dyeing techniques and textile work, her true expertise lies in combining techniques from multiple mediums to find creative solutions to cosplay problems. Aseliacon and the Tales series first inspired her to cosplay, and still have a special place in her heart! Her favorite parts of cosplay are solving cosplay engineering puzzles, and giving panels to share her knowledge with other cosplayers. She is assisted by her dogs Sophie and Prince, who attempt to keep her from overworking by reminding her to take regular snuggle breaks. (And by stealing her pattern pieces.)

The Mystic Artisan

The Mystic Artisan


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