We are proud to announce three additional guests in our educational and cultural track.
Costume Historian Kass McGann -- aka "The Internationally Renown Being of Sweetness and Light™" -- cannot wait for her third visit to Anime USA to share her knowledge of historical costuming and Japanese culture with the otaku. After living on a Caribbean island for three years, Kass has one focus: wearing more clothes! Come learn about everything from the more obscure bits of Japanese costume history to Steampunk splendor, fabrics, colours, hats, hairdressing, accessories, the lot. Let's see just how many outfits a person can stuff into a weekend when she doesn't have to worry about an airline luggage restriction, shall we? In the meantime, you can follow her costume construction progress at reconstructinghistory.com
Brichibi Cosplays and SnowCosplays
15 years ago Briana Lawrence (Brichibi Cosplays) and Jessica Walsh (SnowCosplays) were two fanfiction writing ladies who geeked out over Gundam Wing boys and Resident Evil. Now? They're still geeks and still have their fandoms, but they're also a cosplaying couple who write books, make crafts, and are generally nerdy women. Snow is the seamstress of the couple, meanwhile, Brichibi talks about issues in the cosplay community and how the most important thing about cosplay is to love yourself and have fun. The two ladies also speak on the importance of diversity when it comes to writing and pop culture, and they've both written about it via personal blogs and various websites. Speaking of writing, the ladies have work published through Dreamspinner Press, both write freelance for WatchMojo.com, and they also self-publish their own series of books. Brichibi is currently working on a black, queer, magical girl series called "magnifiqueNOIR," and the two will soon be working on the third book in their "Hunters" series.
When going to conventions they always bring their best so that they can promote their work. You can enjoy their crafts, get lost in their book series, or heck, you can come by for a hug and fun conversations about cosplay, anime, or video games. Always promoting positivity and always supporting one another, Brichibi and Snow are smiling their way through the geek scene.
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