Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

MisCon 32: May 25 - 28, 2018 Missoula, Montana

Jessa Fuerst-Hinther (Ruby Riddle)

MisCon 32 Panel Volunteer

This aspiring designer, cosplayer and entertainer draws on historical references and research for costumes.

Having grown up in Virginia, Ruby Riddle visited many of the historic Civil War and American Revolutionary war sites along the East Coast and some of the southern states – it was while visiting these places she gained a passion for historical fashion and their underpinnings.

At fifteen she used a store bought pattern to make her first corset and was hooked. Since then, she learned to draft custom corset patterns, and has been hired to create corsets for performing, costuming and medical purposes.
This combined with an interest and love in film and animation, Ruby Riddle enjoys recreating her favorite costumes and characters including Madam Red and Grell from Kuroshitsuji, Reno from Final Fantasy VII and Loki from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Along with being passionate for costuming and cosplay, Ruby Riddle has a history of ballet for eight years, jazz for a year, and most recently: burlesque and belly dance. She was one of the original members of the Cigarette Girls Burlesque before retiring to focus on the Cheeky Geeky Vaudeville that was founded in 2012 with the aid of Eekie. Both serve as Creative Directors.

With a twenty-five year passion in historical fashions, seventeen years off and on in corset making and sixteen years of costuming, Ruby Riddle loves sharing tips and tricks to help others with construction, ideas and execution of their projects!

Web site: https://www.facebook.com/RubyRiddleCosplay

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • panel Fri 5:00 - 5:50 PM, The Return of Cosplay Photography, Ballroom B
    Panelists: BJ Allen-Prudden, Jessa Fuerst-Hinther (Ruby Riddle), Lynn Martyn, Lily Oliver

    If you have the perfect costume, perfect
    hair, and perfect makeup, and need some help in capturing your perfect picture, we’ve got you covered. This panel will cover ways to put your
    best foot forward to get irrefutable evidence of your magic cosplay moment. Learn how to get the perfect picture from experienced Cosplayers and Photographers.

  • panel Fri 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Costume Parade, Open Green (3)
    Panelists: Butte Magic , Realms of Avalon , The Troupe , BJ Allen-Prudden, Justin Barba, Christine Barkl, Chris Blazer, Max Franicevich, Jessa Fuerst-Hinther (Ruby Riddle), James Hayes, Lynn Martyn, Erika Noble (Eekie), Lily Oliver, Katie Rhodes, The SCA, Lacy Zee (Vox Moxxi)

    Come in costume (or not) and join us for a brief stroll around downtown Missoula to ring in the start of MisCon and announce to the usual inhabitants of our fair city that we've arrived! We're going to walk down Higgins Street to Broadway, cross the street, then head back along Higgins and through Caras Park back to the hotel for opening ceremonies.

  • Break Fri 6:50 - Sat 10:00
  • panel Sat 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Cosplay 101 - A Primer, Yellowstone
    Panelists: Jessa Fuerst-Hinther (Ruby Riddle), Lynn Martyn, Erika Noble (Eekie), Lily Oliver

    Back by popular demand, the Ladies of Cheeky Geeky Vaudeville are returning with their Beginning Cosplay panel. Come and join us for a Q&A on cosplay, community, and getting started on your first big costume.

  • Break Sat 10:50 - Sat 2:00
  • panel Sat 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Cosplay Meet and Greet, Ballroom C
    Panelists: BJ Allen-Prudden, Christine Barkl, Chris Blazer, Max Franicevich, Jessa Fuerst-Hinther (Ruby Riddle), Gail Glass, Lynn Martyn, Erika Noble (Eekie), Lily Oliver, Katie Rhodes, Meagan Scruggs

    Don your costume and then come on down to meet everybody. Our panelists and pros (both current and past) will be rubbing shoulders with our one-of-a-kind cosplay community. This is a great time to get a preview of what’s planned for cosplayers this year, or get help with any last minute fixes or snafus with your costume.

  • Break Sat 2:50 - Sun 4:00
  • panel Sun 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Corsets and Foundations, Monster Tent (1)
    Panelists: Jessa Fuerst-Hinther (Ruby Riddle), Lynn Martyn

    Vintage fashion and modern costuming all depend on foundation layers to have that perfect look. While we all know about corsets and spanx, we don’t talk to much about padding or men’s waspies. Let’s talk about how a the little ways to adjust underneath a costume that can help men and women achieve the right look for a character, era, or their own creation.

  • panel Sun 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Historical Influence in Modern Fashion, Ballroom B
    Panelists: Jessa Fuerst-Hinther (Ruby Riddle), Lynn Martyn

    Popular media loves to pilfer from the iconic fashions of the past to create dazzling costumes. Corsets, panniers, drover’s oilcloth coats and ‘britches’ have been reimagined, rebuilt and repurposed over and over to feed the voracious desire for ‘cool’ in entertainment. Let’s dissect a couple of costumes, and talk about why some elements never stray too far from the limelight.

  • Break Sun 5:50 - Sun 7:00
  • panel Sun 7:00 - 7:50 PM, Costume Skit Contest, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Panelists: Butte Magic , Chris Blazer, Jessa Fuerst-Hinther (Ruby Riddle), Gail Glass, Becky Harouz, Lacy Zee (Vox Moxxi)

    MisCon's Skit Contest! Participants will show off their costumes and acting skills awards will be given for the best as well as the audiences favorite.