Kio is a graphic designer and free lance artist from Mississippi who has been cosplaying for over 11 years. As a young child, she showed a passion for visual and performance arts that has now transformed her to the cosplayer that she is today. Kio has made roughly 100 cosplays from video games, comic books, and anime. With these cosplays, Kio has won over 10 major awards, been an Otaku House finalist and has made several media appearances.
Outside of the cosplay world, Kio participates in a variety of music performance arts. She is a member of the Pride of Mississippi Marching Band and has performed and made costumes for several musicals productions such as: Les Miserables, Cats, Greese, Beauty and the Beast and many more.
Mandy Nader (AKA “TR Rose”) started making and wearing costumes in 2001. Her first costume was Jessie from Team Rocket with her soon-to-be husband (“Concolor” as James) for the Pittsburgh Comicon.
TR Rose’s most well-known costumes include Princess Peach from Super Mario Bros, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, and Twilight Sparkle from My Little Pony. She has also cosplayed, among others: Sailor Mercury from Sailor Moon, Link & Malon from Legend of Zelda, May & Kris from Pokemon, Chell from Portal, Franziska & Maya from Phoenix Wright, White Mage & Aerith from Final Fantasy, Marle from Chrono Trigger, N. Italy from Hetalia, Haruhi from Ouran HS Host Club, Amy Pond from Doctor Who, and Luna from Lunar: Silver Star Story.
TR Rose has won craftsmanship awards for Princess Peach, Franziska von Karma, Luna, Kris, and Twilight Sparkle; skit awards for Maya Fey in Turnabout Death Note and Kris in Pokemon Sulfur (as well, both skits were written, directed, and produced by TR Rose and Concolor).
TR Rose and Concolor’s Beauty and the Beast costumes have won several awards, including Reserve Champion at All-Con 2011.
She also received a Cosplay.com costume showcase for Marle from Chrono Trigger.
TL;DR: Made a bunch of stuff, won a bunch of stuff. :3
Megumibish and Lord Omni
Megumibish and Lord Omni are a married couple who come from Katy, TX. Megumibish has been cosplaying since 2003, and Lord Omni since 2004.
Megumibish is the owner and sole fabricator at Cabbits Co. a mascot company. When she works on personal costumes she excels more on the sewing side of costumes. Her actual strengths lie in the pattern drafting and construction of costumes and she works hard to create beautiful costumes from the inside out. With her years of experience she has managed to garner several Best Craftsmanship awards in the state of Texas. She is also a proficient with working with wigs and is skilled in casting props.
Lord Omni falls more toward the prop side of cosplay. With a very acute sense of detail, scale and accuracy he has created many intriguing pieces to add to his personal cosplays. He has extensive knowledge sculpting and casting in various mediums. He is also a skilled woodworker and has experience with materials such as Wonderflex, Vacuum forming and fiberglass. This together has earned him respect in the cosplay community.