Misa on Wheels
Misa on Wheels is a cosplayer based out of New England. She started cosplaying at conventions about six years ago and found her passion, as well as her most amazing experiences, through this wonderful community. She got her well-known nickname from a dear friend she met in Artist Alley at her first con: “Misa” being the female lead in the anime Death Note, who was her first and most beloved cosplay, and “on Wheels” being her primary method of travel. Misa was born with a form of Muscular Dystrophy, called Charcot-Marie Tooth disease, or CMT for short. The condition made the nerves in her lower arms and lower legs extremely weak causing her to start using a wheelchair at age 10.
Misa can be found in a great many places on the web, but she calls https://www.facebook.com/MisaOnWheels home. She started the page a couple years back as a place to share photos, convention stories, and her thoughts on cosplay. It has since become the stage for her message, “Cosplay is for Everyone.”
Bullying in the Cosplay Community
Cat-Ears & Crutches: Disability in Pop Culture
Cosplay & Body Image
Thrifty Cosplay - Cosplaying on a Budget
Cowbutt Crunchies Cosplay
Cowbutt Crunchies Cosplay is an award-winning cosplay couple who specializes in an wide range of techniques to create costumes that are both intricately detailed and impossibly over the top. Their ever-growing skillset includes advanced needlework, extreme wigwork, detailed armor, makeup effects, moldmaking, lighting, and animatronics. Most of their intricate outfits will combine multiple skill sets, and they will often create original designs in order to showcase these with large, detailed projects.
With over fifteen years experience, their primary focus is on learning and creativity, as well as encouraging other cosplayers through advice and convention presentations both abroad in Europe and at home in Boston. They strongly believe in giving back to the cosplay community, and regularly create tutorials and guides to help others learn new skills. As part of their community involvement they run a charity site called Cosplayers for Cats, which donates any profits from cosplay-related sales or patronage to cat rescues and organizations.
Designing for Cosplay: Gjinkas, AUs, and Original Creations
Fantastic Detailing for Props and Armor
Intermediate to Advanced Wig Styling: Live Demonstration
Patterning for Cosplay: Draping and Drafting
Corsetry Construction and Methodology