Guests

  • Philip Odango
  • Larissa Paige
  • Fileena Bahris
  • Genevieve Marie
  • Charles Xavier Conley
 

Larissa Paige

Larissa Paige is a professional Cosplayer from Salt Lake City, Utah. She has been cosplaying for over 3 years and has won several awards for costume designs. Larissa has also produced, judged and executed the Cosplay contest for the Salt Lake City Comic Con. She is also featured in MYM Magazine along with several others. She creates all of her own cosplays, coming up with gender bending ideas as well as original characters that put a creative spin on classic characters.


Philip Odango

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Canvas Cosplay is the project of Philip Odango, a 33-year-old award-winning designer, creative director and theater producer from Virginia Beach, Virginia. In the past two years, he has made a splash in the world of cosplay, earning recognition from cosplay competitions, and features in The New York Times and Forbes Magazine. Philip believes there are no racial, gender or weight boundaries to cosplay -- but one must pay attention to detail and the integrity of the craftsmanship. His ability to fearlessly “ethnic-blend” and “gender-bend” through makeup is a secret weapon, has allowed him to transcend the societal norms of how a character can be portrayed.

Driven by his passion for creating visually arresting, well-crafted costumes that he wears. He has portrayed over a dozen characters in the short time he has been cosplaying, including: Jon Snow, Poe Dameron, Poison Ivy, Doctor Strange, Radagast the Brown, Daenerys Targaryen, Queen Beryl, Maleficent, Edward Scissorhands, Amanda Waller, Wario, Snow Villiers, Sephiroth, The Matchmaker from Mulan, The Grinch, Ryo Hazuke and Rita Repulsa.

You can find out more by visiting his site below:
http://www.canvascosplay.com/


Fileena Bahris

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Fileena Bahris lives on the island of Maui and is the Co-Owner of Designs by Fileena Jewelry for Film & Television and Madbahr Productions. Fileena is well known throughout the Film industry for her one of a kind Jewelry designs. After designing Jewelry for Star Wars- Episode III -Revenge Of The Sith, the $6,000 Mace Windu inspired “Shooting Star Collection” Official “Star Wars” Charity Necklace, was donated for auction to help Artists for a New South Africa. Fileena began designing jewelry for Television & Film as well as designing for the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Grammys, Emmys, Cannes Film Festival. Etc. Her work as a Celebrity Jewelry Designer has been featured on MTV, Desperate Housewives, Gene Simons Family Jewels, Big Bang Theory just to name a few. “Designs by Fileena” has been Featured in films such as Vice, Stuck, Crocs, The Ninth Cloud The Way, Never Surrender, Stuck and Star Wars Revenge of the Sith


Genevieve Marie

Genevieve Marie is a professional cosplayer and model based out of Los Angeles. She first began cosplaying in 2009 as a way to hone her costuming skills and connect with other fans in her community. Since then, she has had the fortune to travel with her work both within the US and internationally. Her passion for comics and anime is expressed heavily through her creations and has reached many fans from around the globe.


Charles Xavier Conley

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Charles Xavier Conley is a Georgia based prop builder and designer. Originally from California he moved to the east coast in 2006 and has been in the metro Atlanta area ever since.  Charles, who typically goes by the name Xavier,  started prop building around 2010, although he had already been a very proficient graphite artist since his youth. As a child, all throughout elementary school Charles was bullied, so the armors and creations he makes today are a tangible reality of the heroes he wishes he had standing by his side during those dark days. Because of the hardships he faced as a youth Charles is a champion of social justice and equality both in and out the world of cosplay. He was also a winning contestant on Syfy's Cosplay Melee TV series with his original Star Wars character Syresh Vos. Through his work Charles seeks to inspire and change the world of cosplay one build at a time.