Cosplay CV

Awards

2017    

  • Best in Show (Mercy (Valkyrie skin) & Hanzo (Lone Wolf skin) from Overwatch), A-Kon 28 Cosplay Competition, Fort Worth, Texas

  • Best Craftsmanship (Mercy (Combat Medic Ziegler skin) from Overwatch), Ikkicon 12 Cosplay Competition, Austin, Texas

2016

  • Best in Show Group (Ciri, Geralt, Yennefer, Triss from Witcher 3), South Texas Comic Con Saturday Cosplay Competition, McAllen, Texas

2011

  • Best Craftsmanship (Esther & Abel Nightroad from Trinity Blood), A-Kon 22 Hall Cosplay Competition, Dallas, Texas

  • Best Craftsmanship (Esther from Trinity Blood), Ikkicon 5 Cosplay Competition, Austin, Texas

2009

  • Best Craftsmanship (Sister Kate from Trinity Blood), Ikkicon 3 Cosplay Competition, Austin, Texas

Commissions

2018

  • Mercy (Pink skin) from Overwatch, eGency Global OP Live Dallas, Texas

Invited Guest

2018

  • Longview Comic Con 2018, AVC Conventions, Longview, Texas

  • OP Live Dallas, eGency Global, Irving, Texas

  • Louisiana Comic Con 2018, AVC Conventions, Lafayette, Louisiana

Costume Contest Judge

2018

  • Longview Comic Con 2018, AVC Conventions, Longview, Texas

  • Louisiana Comic Con 2018, AVC Conventions, Lafayette, Louisiana

Panels

2018

  • Longview Comic Con 2018, "Cosplay Prop Materials 101", Longview, Texas

  • Longview Comic Con 2018, "Cosplay Conversations", Longview, Texas

  • Louisiana Comic Con 2018, "Cosplay Prop Materials 101", Lafayette, Louisiana

  • Louisiana Comic Con 2018, "Cosplay Conversations", Lafayette, Louisiana

Publications 

2 Aug 2018

  • Constructing an Angel: Bringing Blizzard's Auriel to Life, Bell of Lost Souls, Online, [Click to View]

19 July 2018

  • Cosplay Artist Spotlight: Tiffany Gordon Cosplay, Bell of Lost Souls, Online, [Click to View]

27 May 2018

  • Journey into the Cosplay Culture in the United States, COSPLAY IN AMERICA, Online, [Click to View]

17 April 2018

  • AMAZING COSPLAYER TURN HERSELF INTO THE REAL LIFE VERSION OF AURIEL AND THE RESULT WILL BLOW YOU AWAY!, Viral Games News, Online, [Click to View]




Full CV

Education

20-22 Sept 2016

  • Level II- Advanced Rhino 3D Modeling, McNeel Seattle, Seattle, Washington

Other

  • Accepted to the Royal College of Art in London, England for the School of Material, to study for an MA in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellry for 2014/15 school years. Received a yearlong deferral and an acceptance to the 2015/16 school years, which I turned down.

Fall 2014

  • Non Degree Seeking Graduate Student at the College of Fine Arts & Communication at Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

2011-14     

  • BFA with honors in Studio Art with a concentration in Fibers & Weaving at the College of Fine Arts & Communication at Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas 3.81

2010-11    

  • Austin Community College, Austin, Texas 3.12

2006-10    

  • James Bowie High School, Austin, Texas

Exhibitions


2015

  • From Every Fiber, The Arts Council of Brazos Valley, College Station, Texas

  • 4th Biannual Competition Online, Four Points Contemporary, Juror Ahyor Thompson

2014

  • Society of North American Goldsmiths, Representing Texas State University, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • TRAHC’s 26th Annual Juried Exhibition, Jurors Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council, Texarkana, Texas

  • DENOUEMENT, Senior Thesis Show, College of Fine Arts & Communication at Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas (4 pieces)

  • All-Student Juried Exhibition, College of Fine Arts & Communication at Texas State University, Juror Arturo Palacios, San Marcos, Texas

  • 2nd Biannual Competition Online, Four Points Contemporary, Jurors Reginald C. Adams and the Museum of Contemporary Art Houston

  • Saylers/ Falls Fall 2014 Exhibition, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas (2 pieces)

  • Fall 2014 Select Metals Student Show, College of Fine Arts & Communication at Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas (3 pieces)

2013

  • Society of North American Goldsmiths, Representing Texas State University, Toronto, Canada

  • Fibers Arts: All Things Fiber, The Arts Council of Brazos Valley, College Station, Texas (2 pieces)

  • Art des Femmes, the ArtisTTable: an online community & art gallery, Juror Marie Schiettecatte (4 pieces)

  • Linear Translation, College of Fine Arts & Communication at Texas State University, Curator Nicole DesChamps-Benke and Beverly Penn, San Marcos, Texas (2 pieces)

  • 2013 All-Student Juror’s Choice Exhibition, College of Fine Arts & Communication at Texas State University, Curator Elizabeth Dunbar, San Marcos, Texas

  • 2013 All-Student Juried Exhibition Online, College of Fine Arts & Communication at Texas State University, Curator Elizabeth Dunbar, San Marcos, Texas

  • Third Annual International Online Jewelry Exhibition, The Ganoksin Project, Curator Ben Wicker (2 pieces)

2010-12    

  • President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, Two year exhibition, Washington, DC

2011    

  • Austin Community College Selected Student Show, Curator Jill Bedgood, Austin, Texas

2010    

  • 2010 National Scholastic Art Awards, Presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, New York, New York

  • The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2010, St Stephen’s Episcopal School, Austin, Texas

Invited Guest

2018

  • Longview Comic Con 2018, AVC Conventions, Longview, Texas

  • OP Live Dallas, eGency Gloval, Irving, Texas

  • Louisiana Comic Con 2018, AVC Conventions, Lafayette, Louisiana

Costume Contest Judge

2018

  • Longview Comic Con 2018, AVC Conventions, Longview, Texas

  • Louisiana Comic Con 2018, AVC Conventions, Lafayette, Louisiana

Panels

2018

  • Longview Comic Con 2018, "Cosplay Prop Materials 101", Longview, Texas

  • Longview Comic Con 2018, "Cosplay Conversations", Longview, Texas

  • Louisiana Comic Con 2018, "Cosplay Prop Materials 101", Lafayette, Louisiana

  • Louisiana Comic Con 2018, "Cosplay Conversations", Lafayette, Louisiana

2012        

  • Speaker at the San Antonio Handweavers Guild, San Antonio, Texas

Workshops


2013

  • Peace Paper Project Workshop, San Marcos, Texas

Runway Shows


2014

  • Subliminal, Invitation by FashioNation, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

CO Show Curator


2014

  • Fibers: All Things Paper, College of Fine Arts & Communication at Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

  • Saylers/ Falls Fall 2014 Exhibition, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

  • Fall 2014 Select Metals Student Show, College of Fine Arts & Communication at Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

  • Fibers Fall 2014 Fabric Manipulation Student Show, College of Fine Arts & Communication at Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

  • 2014 Metals I Summer Class Show, College of Fine Arts & Communication at Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

  • 2014 Fibers Student Show, College of Fine Arts & Communication at Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

2013

  • Moral Fibers, College of Fine Arts & Communication at Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

Publications

2 Aug 2018

  • Constructing an Angel: Bringing Blizzard's Auriel to Life, Bell of Lost Souls, Online

19 July 2018

  • Cosplay Artist Spotlight: Tiffany Gordon Cosplay, Bell of Lost Souls, Online

27 May 2018

  • Journey into the Cosplay Culture in the United States, COSPLAY IN AMERICA, Online

17 April 2018

  • AMAZING COSPLAYER TURN HERSELF INTO THE REAL LIFE VERSION OF AURIEL AND THE RESULT WILL BLOW YOU AWAY!, Viral Games News, Online

Nov 2016-Present

  • James Avery Jewelry Catalogs, James Avery Jewelry

  • James Avery Jewelry Website, Online, James Avery Jewelry

  • Dillard’s Website, Online, Dillard’s The Style Of Your Life

20 Feb 2015

  • From Every Fiber “Exhibit”, Online, Deep in the Heart of Textiles (2 images)

13 July 2015

  • SNAG Riveting News, Online, Society of North American Goldsmiths

Jan 2014

  • Issue 6, Sure Shots Magazine, Online, Spotlight On A Sure Shot (6 images)

Sept, 2013    

  • Issue 4, Sure Shots Magazine, Online, Cover and Feature Pictorial (5 images)

16 July 2013

  • Artist of the week, Arts Council of Brazos Valley, Guest Post (4 images)

22 Jan, 2013    

  • Wild Art, The University Star, Elise Laird, A2

Awards


2017    

  • Best in Show, A-Kon 28 Cosplay Competition, Fort Worth, Texas

  • Best Craftsmanship, Ikkicon 12 Cosplay Competition, Austin, Texas

2016

  • Best in Show Group, South Texas Comic Con Saturday Cosplay Competition, McAllen, Texas

2015

  • Award of Merit, Four Points Contemporary 4th Biannual Competition, Juror Ahyor Thompson

  • SNAG Maker Profile Artist of the Week, Society of North American Goldsmiths

2014-Present

  • Alpha Chi, National College Honor Scholarship Society for Juniors and Seniors in all Academic Fields, invited by the faculty at Texas State University, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

2014

  • Council Of Scholars for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement, College of Fine Arts & Communication at Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

  • Graduating with Summa Cum Laude, given to those graduating with a 3.8-4.0 at the College of Fine Arts & Communication at Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

  • Award of Merit, Four Points Contemporary 2nd Biannual Competition, Jurors Reginald C. Adams and the Museum of Contemporary Art Houston

2013-Present

  • Golden Key International Honour Society, Top 15 percent of Texas State University, Class of 2014, San Marcos, Texas

  • Sigma Alpha Lamda, National Collegiate Leadership and Honors Organization, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

2013        

  • Honorable Mention for Assemblage, for online show Art des Femmes, Juror Marie Schiettecatte

  • Artist of the week, Arts Council of Brozos Valley, College Station, Texas

2011-14    

  • Deans List, Texas State University

2011

  • Best Craftsmanship, A-Kon 22 Hall Cosplay Competition, Dallas, Texas

  • Best Craftsmanship, Ikkicon 5 Cosplay Competition, Austin, Texas

2010    

  • The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards of 2010, Gold Award Drawing, National

  • The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards of 2010, for Excellence In Visual Arts, Gold Key Art Portfolio, State

  • The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards of 2010, for Excellence in Visual Arts, Gold Key Drawing, State

  • Texas Art Education Association Visual Art Scholastic Event, State

  • Texas Art Education Association Visual Art Scholastic Event, Regional

  • Texas Art Education Association Visual Art Scholastic Event, Regional

2009    

  • Texas Art Education Association Visual Art Scholastic Event, Regional

  • Texas Art Education Association Visual Art Scholastic Event, Regional

  • Best Craftsmanship, Ikkicon 3 Cosplay Competition, Austin, Texas

2008        

  • Texas Art Education Association Visual Art Scholastic Event, Regional

Commissions

2018

  • Mercy (Pink skin) from Overwatch, OP Live Dallas, Texas

2015

  • Individual commission for Cody Furlow for a custom necklace, Texas

2014

  • Blastards Pyrotechnics Group, cast Bush Pilot wings, Texas

  • Texas Military Forces, cast WWII paratrooper wings, Texas

  • Recycled Reeds, Paper dress commission for Mindy Reed’s work convention, Las Vegas, Nevada

2009-11    

  • James Bowie High School Varsity Indoor Performing Ensemble, Performing show shirt design, Austin, Texas

  • James Bowie High School Junior Varsity Indoor Performing Ensemble, Performing show shirt design, Austin, Texas

2010    

  • James Bowie High School Winter Guard Competition, Hosting school competition show shirt design, Austin, Texas

2009

  • James Bowie High School Outdoor Performing Ensemble, Colorguard uniform shirt design, Austin, Texas

Organizations


2014-Present

  • Alpha Chi, National College Honor Scholarship Society for Juniors and Seniors in all Academic Fields, invited by the faculty at Texas State University, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

  • Volunteer, Blastards Pyrotechnics Group, Texas

2014-Nov 2016

  • Member, Society of North American Goldsmiths

2014-2015

  • Member, Visual Arts Alliance

2013-Present

  • Golden Key International Honour Society, Top 15 percent of Texas State University, Class of 2014, San Marcos, Texas

  • Sigma Alpha Lamda, National Collegiate Leadership and Honors Organization, San Marcos, Texas

  • Sure Shots Woman's Self Defense Group, Austin, Texas

2004-Present

  • Volunteer, Texas Military Forces, Texas

Employment

1 Jan 2018- Present

  • Independent contractor for Tiffany Gordon Cosplay, Texas

3 June 2017-29 May 2018

  • Associate Designer, James Avery Jewelry, Kerrville, Texas

22 June 2015-2 June 2017

  • Assistant Designer, James Avery Jewelry, Kerrville, Texas

Feb 2015-June 2015

  • Independent contractor for artist Liana Tomchesson in assisting with the fabrication of her metal pieces

Jan 2015-19 June 2015

  • Jewelry, Design Internship, James Avery Jewelry, Kerrville, Texas

Dec 2014-2017

  • Model for photographer Christopher Zaleski

Oct 2014-March 2015

  • Independent contractor for artist Nicole DesChamps-Benke in assisting to cut out pieces for her artwork

Aug-Dec 2014

  • College of Fine Arts & Communication at Texas State University Teaching Assistant for the Studio Art Fibers Department for Laritzia Garcia (1 Fibers I class)

  • College of Fine Arts & Communication at Texas State University Teaching Assistant for the Studio Art Metals Department for Beverly Penn (2 Metals I classes)

  • College of Fine Arts & Communication at Texas State University Teaching Assistant for the Studio Art Metals Department for Nicole DesChamps-Benke (1 Metals I class)

May 2014-March 2015

  • Independent contractor for artist Beverly Penn in assisting to casting her metal pieces

2014

  • Model for photographer Nathan Rec

  • Model for painter Lilly Van Hyfte

  • Model for photographer David Davis

Jan-Dec 2014

  • College of Fine Arts & Communication at Texas State University Studio Assistant & Metal’s Technician for Beverly Penn for the Metals Department

Jun 2013-Jun 2014    

  • College of Fine Arts & Communication at Texas State University Teaching Assistant & Department Manager for the Studio Art Fibers Department for Caprice Pierucci (4 Fibers I classes)

  • Independent contractor for artist Caprice Pierucci in assisting to fabricate her wooden sculpture pieces

2013-14

  • Model for photographer Nico Nordstrom

2013

  • Texas Sculpture Group show at the Capital, worker, Austin, Texas

  • Model for photographer Chloe Dehmer

  • Model for photographer Michele Hutchison