LaDeathMachine is a Vietnamese American cosplay content creator on YouTube with 290,000 subscribers on her channel! Her humble beginnings started in 2011 when she attended her very first anime convention in Galveston and tried cosplay for the first time. She loved costuming, and took a special interest in cosplay makeup. In fact, she liked it so much that she began learning how to do makeup that would perfectly embody the characters she wanted to portray. Read More
Melanie Jasmine is a US-based cosplayer and designer with 7+ years of experience in sewing and the fine arts. She started her involvement within the cosplay community in South America at the age of 16, playing an active role ever since.
In 2014 she competed as the representative for Ecuador during the Yamato Cosplay Cup International in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Shortly after, she moved to the US and continued her journey.
She went back into competitions right away, winning several awards all over the country with her creations. In addition, she continued offering craftsmanship sessions, panels, judging cosplay contests, while promoting diversity and inclusion in the Cosplay Community.
Melanie’s involvement through the years granted her opportunity to participate as a cosplay guest across the US, getting features in a variety of media, newspaper articles, and TV.
Delta H Con 2021 Panels and Autographs
Rikki Cosplay is a multiple award-winning cosplayer based in the Houston area. She has been cosplaying for 7 years and is completely self-taught. She specializes in sewing, but also works in other areas such as armor making, prop building, and wig styling when the occasion calls for it. While she enjoys taking on challenging builds to improve her craft and learn new skills, she also spends time creating tutorials to give back to the cosplay community and encourage others to learn how to cosplay for themselves.
“Sparrowhawk Cosplay also known as Alexandria, is a native Texan Cosplayer who has been attending anime/pop culture conventions since 2013. Having an obsession with replicas, mixed with the love of the convention culture, it was only a matter of time before Alexandria crafted her first costume. Alexandria wore her first Cosplay in 2014 which was based on a post-apocalyptic Video Game character known as Ellie from The Last of Us. Sparrowhawk Cosplay specializes in foam work and weathering and is broadening her abilities to sewing and wig styling. Alexandria hopes to improve upon her skills while also inspiring others who want to get into the craft of cosplay.” The first photo is by Miguel Cantu https://www.instagram.com/macantu_22/ the character is Silver Shroud from Fallout 4 and the second photo is by Jonathan Vilches https://www.instagram.com/j.a.vilches/ the character is Ellie from The Last of us.
is an international and multi-lingual cosplayer /costumer, published author, costume designer, pin-up model and Gamer based out of St. Louis. She grew up with an incredibly artsy background, loving theater and costumes the moment she could comprehend the world around her. She got into costuming, gaming and conventions when she was 12 and that love just continued to build over time through projects, friends and exciting travels. Her costumes and travels have granted her great opportunities and she has been invited to appear as a guest, panelist, a judge in multiple countries.
In college, she focused her studies around the cosplay community and Japanese culture; graduating with a BA in Anthropology and Japanese from Webster University. She lived in Osaka and studied at Kansai University for Japanese culture and language studies. During this time, Mimiru got the opportunity to get involved in various Japanese anime and cosplay festivals as a costumer, group member and judge.
In 2011 Mimiru got the amazing opportunity to participate in the AsiaNetwork Student-Faculty Fellowship research program with Webster University. She traveled to Japan for the first time (before living there for school a couple months later) and studied the March 2011 disasters and how the media/government covered and took care of the people after the devastation. The impact on the lives of the Japanese and the rest of the world was eye opening.
For 8 years Mimiru has also learned the study of Nihon Buyou, traditional Japanese dance and has had the opportunity to dance at multiple festivals in Japan and has performed at festivals in solo and group at the Japanese Botanical Gardens in St Louis.
Mimiru uses her experiences as a costumer, designer and Anthropologist to help others in the community and to try to help bring more positivity and awareness. Her panels include cosplay tips and tricks, acting exercises, theatrical performances, and many topics on cosplay and the community. Her panel “Controversies in the Cosplay Community” has opened up opportunities for cosplayers and convention goers to discuss in an open forum various issues such as body image/shaming, disabilities, bullying and how to minimize it in the community, sexism, racism, and other harmful stereotypes. She strives to help create an open and accepting community for cosplayers, congoers and people alike!
She has also written and had several stories published for a textbook written for a Japanese college English studies curriculum. The book is called Modern English Fairy Tales (現代の英語おとぎ話) and is sold in Kinokuniya bookstore.
Other experiences include judging for cosplay contests (performance and craftsmanship), teaching sewing techniques at various shops and sewing clubs as a guest, & appearing in the upcoming steampunk webseries Antediluvian by RetroHawk Productions.