Featured Panelists

 

U.P. Cosplay

Spiked wigs and wings, glue and awkward dancing with a dash of Shoujo, sunflowers and JRPG's. Utopian Pigeon or U.P. Cosplay is a cosplayer from Charlotte, NC and believes that with enough patience, pins, and hairspray you can literally create anything.

She's been creating cosplays of characters and a variety of original designs for over 11 years and competing for nine. What started as just wanting to join in with her friends in silly escapades has turned into a passion for learning new skills and building an absurd amount of Pokémon cosplays. When she's not working, she is reading manga into the wee hours of the night, chasing cats and hanging with friends on Twitch.


Jacqueline carr

Jacqueline is trained in beauty, special effects, and prosthetic makeup and has been working in the beauty industry for six years. As a child, she spent hours using ketchup, coffee grounds, crushed cereal and anything she could get her hands on to create convincing fake wounds. At the time, her mother was a professional clown, and she encouraged her to join the Miami Clown Troop.

Some years and a few 9–5 jobs later, a serendipitous drive-by of Joe Blasco Makeup Center changed everything. After graduating and becoming a makeup artist in Florida, she worked on local films, assisted on numerous music videos, helped organize a local fashion show, and shot with esteemed national photographers for magazines and other editorial projects. Now living in Georgia, Jacqueline works with local and national photographers, cosplayers, and models doing freelance makeup throughout Atlanta.