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David is an Award winning Voice Actor / Producer based in Los Angeles. He’s given voice to hundreds of Animation/Anime episodes, and Video Game titles, as well as Guest Star appearances on TV shows such as The Mentalist and NCIS. David recently starred as the Talking Sailor Uniform SENKETSU, on the hit TV Series KILL LA KILL airing on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim; and can currently be heard as the Narrator in JO JO’s Bizarre Adventure also airing on Toonami. David also stars in the Mega-hit Video Game SUPER SMASH BROS., as the character Robin from Fire Emblem: Awakening. SUPER SMASH BROS. Won Favorite Video Game at the People’s Choice Awards at the 42 nd annual People’s Choice Awards in 2016.
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Eric, or “Cherry” as many of us know him as, has been a major part of the anime community in Central Texas since the beginning of the new millenium. As a stage actor out of high school, he quickly became involved in multiple cosplay performance groups in North Texas, winning multiple events at AKon and Animefest in Dallas. This passion for anime and a gregarious personality lead to his meeting with and auditioning at FUNimation Entertainment.
In that time, Eric has been in more than 23 series. He can be heard in FUNimations newest series, Assassination Classroom as Takuya Muramatsu along with parts in BenTo and Space Dandy and the international hit series, Attack on Titan. He has also been in many fan favorites such as: Fairy Tail, KenIchi the Mightiest Disciple, Initial D and One Piece to name a few.
Remy Domino is an award winning cosplayer from New Orleans with over 11 years of cosplaying under her belt. After attending her first con back in grade school and marveling at all her favorite characters coming to life she knew she could never attend a convention without a cosplay ever again! Entirely self-taught in everything from sewing to thermoplastics, she is always looking to learn something new, each character presenting a special challenge and a new opportunity. Her craftsmanship and creations have developed over the years into a cosplay style of her own. Her particular specialty is taking male characters and redesigning them into female versions which keep the spirit of the original character, drawing inspirations from comics, anime and video games. She hopes to keep creating something new and sharing what she’s learned (sometimes the hard way) with other cosplayers for years to come!
A Canadian artist and costumer, QuantumDestiny has been cosplaying since 2001 and has conducted panels and workshops at conventions across North America. Her love of anime and cosplay has won her numerous awards from Master Class level in Masquerades to multiple fashion industry contests.
Best known in the cosplay community for her Dragonball Z, Hetalia, and (most recently) Kill la Kill costumes, she has a reputation as a “Wig Goddess” and previous did commissions for outfits, boots and wigs, as well as writing tutorials for cosplay. Her work has been featured on television, blogs and websites dedicated to anime, comics, and costuming. She is currently studying Fashion Design.
Teca is an award-winning cosplayer who has been cosplaying for over a decade. She's worked in official industry events as Sailor Jupiter from Sailor Moon for VizMedia, America from Hetalia for FUNimation, Kyouko Sakura from Puella Magi Madoka Magica for Aniplex, Marida Cruz from Gundam Unicorn for Bandai as well as various characters for Daisuki Inc and worked with bands such as Kalafina and CHEMISTRY. She has attended several cosplay events in Japan, including Comic Market (Comiket) and Osaka's Comic Event. After studying gender-psychology at Kansai Gaidai University near Osaka, she continues to keep an active interest in Japanese pop culture and geo-political.
Darien Spider, raised in Raising Star Texas on a cattle ranch, spent 15+ years as a LARPer before making his debut in Cosplay at San-Japan 7. Specializing in cold forged metal armor and outlandish but sturdy props, including a functioning chariot and a breech loading Harkonnen Cannon, his builds and build have put him head and shoulders above the competition on the cosplay stage. From Novice to Master in his first cosplay show, now even stage fright can’t slow this spacenoid down!
QueenofSpace, a cosplayer since birth, well at least since per-pubesence, made her cosplay debut at Baka-con (now Sakura-con) 1998. Her passion for costume making has led her to a career as a garment production seamstress, and she has recently made a trip to Malaysia to combat urban poverty by teaching under privileged women how to sew for production.
Together, they lead Colony Drop Cosplay, a name you’ve probably heard of a lot if you’ve attended any cosplay competitions in the last few years, to date they have taken 16 major awards, including four Best in Show titles, and even made it to the World Cosplay Summit National competition in 2015. With the help of TheGoblinQueen (Hair and Makeup), ZappaSlave (Stage Ninja Extraordinaire), and TheSockNinja (Financial Backer, and Moral Support), Colony Drop Cosplay is a team that really lives up to it’s name.
Bonnie Gordon: Born and raised in Lafayette, LA, Bonnie is thrilled to be coming back to her home to be a part of LouisiAnime! Although recently seen on many different screen projects and web series, Bonnie is most recognized for her time on ABC’s inventively fun fantasy/reality show, The Quest. If her face doesn’t seem familiar to you, then perhaps her voice will… From video games, animation, and anime: some of her voiceover credits include Street Fighter V (Rainbow Mika), Mighty Magiswords (Cartoon Network); Ikki Tousen (Soujin); Akiba’s Trip (PS3); Guided Fate Paradox (Frunetti/Misery); Demon Gaze for PSVita (Comet, Chronos, and Pluto); and many more - some exciting new credits to be announced later this year!
Bonnie currently tours all over the US with her best friend, Xander Jeanneret, from TBS’s King of the Nerds! Together they’ve created The Library Bards – a nerd parody band that takes top 40 hits and transforms them into nerdy, geektastic tunes. Her future plans include living off of cheese plates and world domination. You can find her on IG and Twitter @BonnieBellG or @librarybards.
Xander Jeanneret is an actor, voice over artist, and reality personality living in Hollywood, CA. A fan favorite finalist on the popular TBS show, King of the Nerds (Season 2), Xander has also provided the voice of the "Announcer" on the hit indie fighting game Divekick and the voice of Zampa in the MMORPG Dragon Nest. Most recently, Xander has been traveling the US with his parody band The Library Bards, a collaboration with Bonnie Gordon (ABC's The Quest, Street Fighter V). Fluent in Japanese, and a member of the LGBTQ Community, Xander brings his flair and unique perspective to events around the world. You can find him on Twitter at @Xanderrific and The Library Bards at www.librarybards.com!
The Library Bards are a nerd parody band, transforming top 40 hits into the nerdy versions they should have been in the first place! Featuring Bonnie Gordon (ABC’s The Quest, R. Mika in Street Fighter V), and Xander Jeanneret (TBS’ King of the Nerds, the voice of Divekick), the Bards will have you living the #BardLife in no time!
Check out their music: http://www.librarybards.com/
Donate to their Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/LibraryBards
In 2004 Cat-chan attended her very first anime convention and learned all about cosplay. She immediately fell in love with the idea of making and wearing costumes of her favorite characters so for her next con she made the most blindingly yellow pikachu costume and started her epic journey. With over a decade of cosplay experience Cat-chan is self taught and has honed her craft to currently competes at a masters level. She loves making costumes with lots of frills, ruffles and feminine touches and enjoys challenging herself with new techniques and methods to bring her favorite characters to life which has led her to win top awards at several major conventions across the country.
Be sure to visit her personal website for photos, tutorials and more: www.kirakiracat.com
Photo courtesy: www.prairiesquid.com
Q: How long have you cosplayed?
A: We have been cosplaying since 2012 but haven’t started taking it seriously until 2 years ago!
Q: How did you get into cosplay?
A: We got into cosplay after seeing several cosplayers online and also cosplayers at Mechacon 2012! Seeing them inspired us to attempt this thing called cosplay that we never really herd of.
Q: How many different conventions have you attended?
A: Overall : 6 different cons
Q: Have you been to an out of state convention?
Q: What are your favorite events to attend?
A: We love to attend the anime convention called Mechacon which is located in New Orleans! It was our first con and we started to attend That con back in 2012!
Q: How many awards have you won?
A: We haven’t officially competed in any sort of competition. We usually just cosplay for the art of cosplay!
Q: How much time on average do you spend making each cosplay?
A: When it comes to cosplay making it varies. Some days we may work a few hours and others we may work all day it just depends usually on what life is throwing at us. We are currently working on many project that we plan to show off at several cons this year!
Q: What is the most difficult challenge you have faced in making cosplay?
A: Well we are considerably new to many things in cosplay but the hardest is the sewing. Sewing is always a challenge because there's always ways you can improve to make the piece look better.
Q: What is a skill you find yourself proficient in doing? (i.e. seamstress, props, makeup, wig styling, mechanical, electrical, special FX).
A: We are definitely proficient in wig styling and makeup. We are also pretty good at sewing and also decent when it comes to props!
Q: What piece of a cosplay are you most proud of?
A: The pieces we have done that we are most proud of is our Hide and Kaneki cosplay from Tokyo Ghoul. The ones we are currently make that we are proud of is Noctis and Prompto from FFXV and Mercy and Tracer from the popular game Overwatch.
Q: What are you cosplay dreams, goals, or aspirations?
A: Our goal is to inspire people to follow their dreams, because if we can do it anyone can! Cosplay isn’t an easy hobby or a cheap one but it can definitely be fun! Our personal goal is to constantly improve and strive for accuracy. We don’t strive for perfection because perfection is unattainable.
Q: Which cosplayers inspire you?
A: There are many cosplayers we look up to! Their instagrams are: @reika_japan_ @knitemaya @yuegene_fay @ashleyoshley
They're all so amazing in many different ways!!!
No matter what no body should give up in something they love! Even if you don’t think your aren’t as good as others your shouldn’t give up because practice is how everyone gets better!
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