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San Japan Cosplay Show – Judges Bios

Here are the selected judges for our Cosplay Show


Frea Mai
We are delighted to welcome Indonesian cosplayer and entrepreneur Frea Mai to San Japan XI: Magical Universe! Cosplaying since 2006, Frea may be best known to you as part of the champion World Cosplay Summit 2016 Team Indonesia, whose amazing performance won them the top prize in the cosplay world. She has been in the costume-making business professionally since 2009 as Fairy Magic Costume Maker and has been a guest and judge at conventions and events across the world including:

Salon del Manga de Barcelona 2016
C4 Spain Preliminary 2016
ECG Spain Preliminary 2016
Indonesia Comic Con 2016
WCS 2017 Alumni & Finals Championship Judge
WCS Taiwan 2018 Preliminary
Iberanime Portugal 2018
World Cosplay Master Portugal 2018
ECG Portugal Preliminary 2018
WCS Indonesia 2018 Preliminary

This will be Frea’s first US appearance!

Cosplaying since 2001, AlpacaAsh is a 3D video game artist who loves creating cosplay using sewing, embroidery, and 3D printing. She started competing in 2013 and went on to represent the United States in the World Cosplay Summit in Nagoya, Japan in 2015. She and her teammate placed 3rd overall and won the Brother award for best craftsmanship.

More recently, she competed in the 2016 TwitchCon Cosplay Contest placing 3rd overall with her Astrologian cosplay.

Dial C Costumes
Dial C Costumes are two expert craftswomen with a 20+ year combined history of costume, cosplay, and clothing design and construction. Diana and her partner Alicia have created hundreds of costumes individually and teamed up in 2017 to create Dial C Costumes for large-scale and individual custom costume work. You may have seen their work on Marvel Becoming for Marvel Entertainment or played one of SCRAP’s Real Escape Room games featuring their original Zelda and Final Fantasy 14 designs.

Diana is thrilled to be attending San Japan this year. Her private cosplay accomplishments include multiple years of judging experience, performance and craftsmanship awards, and one of the few people to have attended World Cosplay Summit as Team USA (2016), an organizer, and an Alumni. She is also a driving force for the collecting and display of the World Cosplay Summit Team USA Costume Retrospective which showcases over 10 years of competitive American Cosplay in International Competition. Her multifaceted background in theatre, cosplay, and design has brought her to San Japan 11. She is thrilled to attend and meet other enthusiastic craftspeople, performers, and the San Japan cosplay community!

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