Charles Poynter (a.k.a. Chaks Productions) started his cosplay career in 2014. Inspired by the work of others, he took the plunge and created his first costume for a convention: Emmet from the LEGO movie for Dallas Comic Con. There he took home the award for Best Craftsmanship.
He followed up with Robin in 2015 and took home the award for Best Craftsmanship again. Later that year, he became a member of the judging panel at Fan Expo Dallas and has been a familiar face at numerous conventions and charity events across north Texas and was a featured guest at BAMFest 2016.
Featuring a unique cast of cosplay characters, Charles pushes himself with each creation, trying to capture every detail of each character he portrays.
A strong proponent of "cosplay without discrimination", he encourages cosplayers to costume up, have fun and show their support for the hobby and others who participate in it.
You can follow him on Facebook.
Corcid Cosplay has been cosplaying for 3 years and loves being a part of the cosplayer community. Her favorite character is Harley Quinn, who was also her first cosplay.
Since then, she has crafted and worn twenty variant Harley Quinn costumes and gone on to dress as other characters from her favorite comics, video games and movies.
Some of her costumes include Supergirl, Catwoman, Wonder Woman, Black Canary (both the original and Bombshells versions), Cinderella, Scarlet Witch, the Wii Fit Trainer, D.Va from Overwatch and Alexstrasza from World of Warcraft.
She thinks the best parts of cosplaying – apart from getting to bring her favorite characters to life – is the positivity it brings and the community spirit of her fellow hobbyists.
You can follow Corcid Cosplay on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram.
An internationally acclaimed, award-winning cosplayer, Friscoblondie began cosplaying in 2012 and it quickly became an obsession. An avid gamer since the age of 12, she owns ten consoles and over 400 games.
Her desire to dress as her favorite video game characters and creative spirit joined together to lead her to enter the world of costuming. Since then, she has won numerous awards for her cosplays, including Second Place Overall at DreamHack, Best In Show in the Video Game category at FAN EXPO Dallas and Best in Show at SGC.Some of her costumes include the female barbarian from Diablo 3, D. Va from Overwatch, Flemeth from the Dragon Age series, Aela The Huntress and the Daederic Armor and Nightingale Armor sets from Skyrim, Commander Shephard from Mass Effect, Poison Ivy, Starfire and Harley Quinn. She has also created her own unique armor sets designsed based on the Pokémon Ninetales and Spyro the Dragon.
She can be followed on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Aspen and Bryce Eden started cosplaying in 2014 at Project: A-Kon 25, dressed as Ursula from Disney's The Little Mermaid and Handsome Jack from Borderlands 2. After having a great time at that event, they decided to jump in with both feet and started work on a 14' long Toothless quad suit.
After nearly a year of work and countless learning experiences Toothless and Ripster from Street Sharks were ready to go and debuted at FAN EXPO Dallas 2015. By A-Kon 26 they had assembled a second Street Shark, a full set of Attack on Titan 3DM gear, Hiccup from How to Train Your Dragon, Carmen Sandiego, and Waldo from Where's Waldo? - all built for family from out of town so they could join them in costume at the convention.
Now thoroughly hooked on cosplay, they entered their first cosplay contest at SCG a few months later with Toothless winning third place. Since then they have been bringing all manner of fantastic characters to life. At present they have completed 31 full builds including Stitch from Lilo & Stitch, The Great and Powerful Trixie from My Little Pony, Samus Aran from Metroid, Gyarados from Pokémon and many others. Recently, their Overwatch cosplays of Reinhardt and Mei were awarded Best in Show at Fan Expo Dallas 2017.
They can be followed on Facebook and Instagram.
Lil JerBear Cosplay
Diving straight into the cosplay hobby when she moved into the North Texas area last year, Lil JerBear Cosplay is a video game lover, Disney fanatic, lover of young adult fiction and an Air Force veteran.
She uses her love of crafts and all things nerdy to become Disney princesses,video game characters and fantasy heroines.
She is best known for portraying Belle from Beauty and The Beast and Xena: Warrior Princess but she has completed many other costumes. She has also created costumes for Sailor Jupiter, The Enchantress from Suicide Squad and Bellatrix LeStrange from Harry Potter and continues to add to her collection.
She hopes to construct her first set of EVA foam armor by the end of the year.
You can follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
MCubed Cosplay is a DFW based cosplayer and model. She is most widely known for her movie accurate Slave Leia and Rey.
She has been involved with cosplay and modeling for the better part of the last three years. She was a theater major and has been acting her entire life, making cosplay a perfect transition from the stage to the real world.
Her love of nerd culture started at a young age when her father introduced her to Star Wars. From there, she was irreversibly hooked. From Spider-Man to Harry Potter, through Lord of the Rings and Star Wars, she has a deep connection to all things nerd.
You can follow MCubed Cosplay on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram.