Phil Mizuno is a Canadian cosplayer who followed his heart and is pursuing his passion of cosplay to help inspire others. He has been cosplaying for 4 years, and creates his beautiful costumes in Toronto Ontario.
Throughout 2017-2018, he has had the privilege to be a cosplay guest to over 40 different events, which include Canada, USA, Middle East, Asia, Mexico/Latin America, South America, and Europe.
He has also been a judge for the most renowned cosplay competitions in the world, which include, WCS, CWM, ECC, ECG, and Yamato Cup.
Phil’s ultimate goal for cosplay is to make people experience the same feelings he has when he first started cosplaying.
CutiePieSensei is a costume designer, model, and artist based out of Atlanta, GA. By combining her love of gaming, comics, anime and art in general, CutiePieSensei was able to find cosplay as the perfect outlet to unleash her creativity. Cosplaying has now become one of her biggest passions next to digital illustration and allows her to still be creative with her hands outside of Photoshop. With each new costume, she strives to learn something new and loves tackling different challenges that come with each unique character; whether it is working with a material she never has used before or brushing up (literally) on her makeup skills. She recently has become known for using her illustrative skills to create custom mashup designs to further set her cosplays apart. CutiePieSensei lives by a motto of positivity, and uses her platform to prove that anyone can cosplay whatever they want regardless of their race, gender, etc. Her impact has led to features by publications such as AFROPUNK, Kotaku, Essence Magazine, and even commercials in SyFy’s “It’s a Fan Thing” campaign.
The 501st & Rebel Legion
The 501st Legion and Rebel Legion are an all-volunteer organizations formed for the express purpose of bringing together Star Wars costume enthusiasts under a collective identity. The Legions seeks to promote interest in Star Wars through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for Star Wars-related events as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work. There are currently world wide there are over 10,000 active members in the 501st Legion and 4,000 in the Rebel Legion.
The 70th Explorers is the unit serving Missouri and Kansas with over 140 members currently. Dantooine Base serves the same area for the Rebel Legion with over 100 members.
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