Anime IRL: Cosplaying 2D Characters


Fashionable Cupcake

Description of the Panel

Ari, also known as The Fashionable Cupcake, is an award-winning local cosplayer. She has been cosplaying since 2013, and competing since 2017, with notable wins as team Kirari Cosplay with Kira Masquerade including Best in Show from Anime Expo in 2022 and being selected as World Cosplay Summit Team USA 2024 in 2023.

Her area of expertise is sewing and pattern making, but she also loves using technology in cosplay such as digital embroidery and 3D printing. She lives here in San Diego with her partners and three very spoiled cats.