Ciarathallya

2019

Ciarathallya

Oh you think glitter is your ally? You merely adopted the glitter. I was born in it, molded by it. I didn’t see the sparkles until I was already a woman, by then it was nothing to me but blinding. It was 15 years ago my friends convinced me to make a costume of my favorite video game character. I thought the costume was so bad that I never wore it. It was at that time I swore to myself I would get better if I kept working hard by trying over and over again. I define cosplay as being the ambassador of your favorite anime/video game through costume. I like to use my costumes as a conversation starter to get people interested in my fandom. The best part about cosplay is meeting new people and geeking out over how they made their costumes. Through that bond, you create friendships. I enjoy the challenge of figuring out how to create things that defy the laws of physics. Also, I love making things that are bright, shiny, glittery and full of sparkle. When I am not drowning in cosplay projects, I love to spend time making costumes for my daughter and making clothing/costumes for Sphinx cats.

Dora Figueiredo

2019

Dora Figueiredo

Nurse Dora is not only a nurse who cares about the art of caring for others, she is also Dorothy Dare. With this character Dora practices the art of cosplay in a very serious and irreverent way. In 2014 she had her first cosplay experience and since then it has been love at first sight, as she herself identifies. Its main purpose, rather than dressing a character, is the taste of being on stage and visually and extravagantly entertaining the audience. She calls herself an artist, where through art and narrative she exposes the senses of those who observe her.

Alexandra Santos

2019

Alexandra Santos

Hello, I am a girl with magical powers, I am from Aveiro a city in a world where all dreams are a possibility. I hope to take you on a trip to this world where everyone can be the strongest superhero or the cruelest villain, imagination is the limit.
The first anime I saw was 5 years old, it was Sailor Moon, since then I use the joy, courage and strength that this anime taught me in my life.
When obstacles are too difficult or dreams seem impossible, I move on, smiling at life like the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon.
I believe we all have this magical force and all games and anime give us the opportunity to know it, showing what we can do, however difficult the mission may be.
I’ve been cosplaying for 8 years, at that time I met wonderful people, participated in contests and had a great time. But I’m a magical girl since I was 5 years old, my friends and family all have super powers like Goku or Naruto, and with each passing year I see that more and more people share this feeling. It’s always fun when we’re all together at events, these are unique days with special and brave people, showing the world that each of us is unique and special with their super powers.

Koen van Herk

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2019

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Koen van Herk

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away: 8 year old me was already busy with motion pictures. With a webcam connected to windows movie maker and moving LEGO figures frame by frame or making short action movies with friends. After my highschool I decided to study Audiovisual production focussed on Camerawork at the Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam.

After my studies I found a opportunity to combine my love for water-sports & making video’s in Capetown, South Africa. At the Endless Summer Beach House I spend two seasons producing different content for the Hostel, Surfschool, RedBull and Kite-surfers staying there.

Nowadays I work for a big variety of clients, Production-houses & DOP’s. I work on a freelance basis as a camera operator. I regularly film for television and video-production companies or for web and corporate videos.​​​​​​​ I work directly with clients as well, taking their video-projects from first draft all the way through to final delivery. And I also work as a camera assistant on set.