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San Japan Cosplay Show – Judges Bios

Below are the Cosplay Judges for San Japan X (2017)



Specializing in thermal plastics, armor and prop making, Bloodraven is a passionate cosplayer from Portland, Oregon.
Cosplaying is her ultimate expression of love for a fandom so every costume she produces she dumps her heart into.
She’s most known for her Reaper Genderbend from Overwatch and her work has been featured on Kotaku, IGN and Dorkly!


Going by CapsuleCorp online, Stace is the owner of Strange Land Costuming, a full-time cosplay commission business, founder of the Madison Area Costuming Society, and a cosplayer with 18 years of experience in construction and competition. They have completed over 100 costumes for clients since 2001 and over 60 of their own cosplay outfits, and currently hold 19 major awards including Best in Show Workmanship at Costume-Con 31.

Stace has also been leading panels and teaching sewing and patterning techniques for cosplay at conventions since 2003. They have directed, judged, and assisted in cosplay contests including here at the very first San Japan. With expertise in so many areas of cosplay construction and presentation, Stace is ready to help you look your best and amaze your audience both in the halls and on stage. For a full portfolio check out www.strangelandcostumes.com.

Azure Props

April Martin aka Azure Props is an illustrator, prop maker, and cosplayer who specializes in video game prop replicas and armor. Featured in Cosplay in America, she is also a member of the 405th Halo costuming group and the Replica Prop Forum. April has competed and judged throughout Texas for 8 years, along with giving panels on prop creation, SFX and 3D printing. She re-branded last year, having originally been known as Moonwildflower of Shinka Studios. Her work can be seen in the Funimation live action DBZ: Kai video.

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