Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

MisCon 38: the Dark Forest, May 24 - 27, 2024 Missoula, Montana

Costuming Guests, Pros, and Panelists

MisCon 38

Everything related to costuming: learn how to make your own costumes of different types from steampunk to Star Wars to Victorian dresses to monsters.

Cosplaimee
Cosplaimee

Cosplaimee is a Pacific Northwest Cosplayer who has been cosplaying for 10 years. She has won multiple awards for both cosplay performance and craftsmanship. She enjoys hosting events, panels, and meeting new people at con.

About Cosplaimee

Eekie and Snow Cosplay
Eekie and Snow Cosplay

Montana natives Eekie and Snow are ready to help you create and conquer the costumes of your imagination. Eekie has been an active performer for 6 years and a costumer for 10 years: crying and sewing her way through many an event and creation. She specializes in cosplay that can be worn for performance purposes whether it be for dance, music, or LARP as well as thermoplastics and EVA foam armor. Snow has been an active costumer and prop builder for 4 years. She specializes in working with thermoplastics, craft/EVA foam, and electronics to bring an otherworldly flair to the design. They have been a team for the past 6 years and look forward to sharing their passion with you.

About Eekie and Snow Cosplay

Elies Adams
Elies Adams

I am a paranormal investigator that has investigated about 10 years now. I’m also a cosplayer and run various other groups.

About Elies Adams

BJ Allen-Prudden
BJ Allen-Prudden

BJ is a Montana cosplayer and long-time MisCon supporter. She's also involved with Ookisoracon in Helena, MT.

About BJ Allen-Prudden

Lynn Bailey
Lynn Bailey

Lynn, or Lil Snik Snak graduated with a major in Costume Design and Technology. She often jokes that costuming is her only life skill but also has hobbies in poetry, history, fashion, and performing. Snak proudly invites everyone to follow and join Zootown Tea and Missoula Cosplayers to get in on the Missoula costuming scene! For more details or to ask questions about cosplay feel free to ask her in person at Miscon!

About Lynn Bailey

John Barba
John Barba

John Barba is a local Missoula artist & cosplayer who got into MisCon and fandom at MisCon 27 because his kid runs MisCon and he couldn't escape it any longer.

In both his art and cosplay, he works mostly with sheet metal, leather, fiberglass, and paint. Most of his artwork is the old art of chasing and repousse.

He has created a number of memorable costumes, including Indiana Jones, Iron Man, Magneto, a Cylon, Stan Lee, Robocop, Rorschach, Jango Fett, and the Rocketeer. In creating these costumes, he uses a variety of things, including pepakura, 3D printing, metalworking, leatherworking, & builds small electronics for light and sound.

About John Barba

Chris Blazer
Chris Blazer

Chris has long helped make MisCon happen, especially working in costuming.

About Chris Blazer

Becky Cass
Becky Cass

Becky is MisCon's Vice Chair (and has been for years). You'll probably see her running around the convention putting out fires.

About Becky Cass

Jinx Chadwick
Jinx Chadwick

Jinx is a local cosplayer just wants to talk about nerdy stuff and cosplay who has been cosplaying for about 7 years. They have been involved in much of the Missoula cosplayer scene from competing in the MisCon costume contest, attending Zootown Tea, to performig in Cheeky Geeky Vaudville

About Jinx Chadwick

Dragon Dronet
Dragon Dronet

Dragon Dronet is a weapon specialist, armorer, actor, prop master, and Sith Lord who has worked in Hollywood for decades. He appears as Darth Malgus from the video game Star Wars the Old Republic.

Dragon has build props for tv shows and movies such as Spiderman No Way Home, Dr Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Heroes, Lost, True Blood, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Total Recall, RoboCop 2, Batman Returns, Eraser, Alien: Resurrection, MacGyver, Alien Nation, Space Rangers, The X-Files, Babylon 5, and Earth 2, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Star Trek: First Contact, (among many others).

About Dragon Dronet

Tyler Dwernychuk
Tyler Dwernychuk

Xzkard is a Cosplayer from Canada who "just likes making things." He’s had a passion for tinkering, painting and customizing things from a young age. Once he found out about cosplaying, which combined all those aspects into a single hobby, he became instantly hooked. Tyler has been cosplaying for 10 years and mainly attends conventions in the Pacific Northwest. Xzkard is a member of the Sakura Rangers cosplay group which has a podcast and hosts the Kumoricon cosplay contest. He met his wife Cosplaimee through cosplay so, needless to say cosplay has had a big impact on his life. Fun fact: Xzkard has made 7 keyblades! Xzkard absolutely loves to "talk shop" so feel free to approach

About Tyler Dwernychuk

Jessica Fuerst
Jessica Fuerst

As a designer, costumer and entertainer, Jessa-Kate has thirty years of passion for historical fashion, twenty years of interest in corsetry and over a dozen years combined in dance.

Growing up on the east coast inspired the love for historical fashion, and watching Rodgers & Hammerstein, classic MGM and 20th Century Fox musicals inspired a love for dance.

About Jessica Fuerst

Gail Glass
Gail Glass

Gail is a retired recreational therapist who has done con costuming for 20 years as well as workshops on healing dance.

About Gail Glass

Robert Grey

A member of the multiple award winning Sakura Rangers. Robert helped start the organization and has led them to over a dozen awards and hosted multiple events/conventions. Most recently he's hosted Cosplay and Skit contests at Sakuracon and Kumoricon as well as guested at Montana's own OokiiSoraCon.

About Robert Grey

Desirée Greystone

Desiree's first con was MisCon25 (Silver). She won best of theme for her Silver Steam Punk Outfit, and 3rd place overall...And she was hooked. She is thrilled to be judging the costume contest for the second year at MisCon.
When she is not working on costumes for Cons, she creates costumes for her local theatre. And, oh yeah…she makes her living as an art teacher at two elementary schools in Pullman, WA.
You can follow her on Instagram as she works toward opening an art gallery and art supply store in Pullman. Instagram.com/Greystonegrandgallery

About Desirée Greystone

Kurt Jagielow

A Missoula cat and cosplay photographer, often found experimenting with vintage lenses and unusual film stocks when not at home sewing or reading Warhammer novels

About Kurt Jagielow

Stephanie Jagielow

Stephanie is a local cosplayer and nature photographer who loves to crochet and read fantasy adventures.

About Stephanie Jagielow

F.R. "Diz" McNeil
F.R. "Diz" McNeil

Diz is an enthusiastic costumer with a love for fantasy, nature, cats, and art as a whole. He has worked professionally as a costume designer and technician around the state for 14 years, including work on private commissions, cosplays, theatrical plays, and films.

About F.R. "Diz" McNeil

Erika Noble
Erika Noble

Montana natives Eekie and Snow are ready to help you create and conquer the costumes of your imagination. Eekie has been an active performer for 10 years and a costumer for 15 years: crying and sewing her way through many an event and creation. She specializes in cosplay that can be worn for performance purposes whether it be for dance, music, or LARP. Snow has been an active costumer and prop builder for 12 years. She specializes in working with thermoplastics, craft/EVA foam, and electronics to bring an otherworldly flair to the design. They have been a team for the past 12 years and look forward to sharing their passion with you.

About Erika Noble

Lily Oliver
Lily Oliver

Montana natives Eekie and Snow are ready to help you create and conquer the costumes of your imagination. Eekie has been an active performer for 10 years and a costumer for 15 years: crying and sewing her way through many an event and creation. She specializes in cosplay that can be worn for performance purposes whether it be for dance, music, or LARP. Snow has been an active costumer and prop builder for 12 years. She specializes in working with thermoplastics, craft/EVA foam, and electronics to bring an otherworldly flair to the design. They have been a team for the past 12 years and look forward to sharing their passion with you.

About Lily Oliver

Katie Pak
Katie Pak

I am the owner of DigiKat Cosplay in Missoula MT. I have been cosplaying for over 20 years. I love all areas of cosplay spanning numerous fandoms, especially the underdogs.

About Katie Pak

Cale Patenaude

e-Gaming isn't in my name but e-Gaming is the game

About Cale Patenaude

Kelsey Rocheleau
Kelsey Rocheleau

Kelsey, aka Small Maus, has been casually cosplaying since 2014. Maus was taught how to sew at the age of 5 by making cat toys with her grandmother. She loves to learn new crafts and hobbies, which has brought her to learn leather work, upholstery, and now her job at Kerr's Drapery shop. If she is not sewing she can be found hiking with her pup, Woola, or trying her best to playing computer games with her husband. Maus looks forward to meeting many new people at Miscon this year!

About Kelsey Rocheleau

Nikki Rossignol McCoy
Nikki Rossignol McCoy

Nikki Rossignol is a mom, illustrator, art teacher, dancer, mythology buff, and poet from just outside of Missoula, Montana. She has illustrated a mythology-based brand for Down The Road Brewing Company in Boston, MA, worked as a court-room sketch artist for Dateline NBC, and as a concept artist for Peach Pit films. She has danced with Donlavey and Mimoda dance companies in Los Angeles, and for Chicago Opera works.

About Nikki Rossignol McCoy

Meagan Scruggs

Hair and makeup artist: I can make you pretty or scary....or both!

About Meagan Scruggs

Elizabeth Shaw
Elizabeth Shaw

Elizabeth has been sewing since her cloverbud days in 4-H. In college she started working seasonally for the Missoula Children’s Theater, where she learned pattern manipulation, draping, drafting, and costume history. Elizabeth has been full time at the theater for 6 years.

About Elizabeth Shaw

Steven K Smith
Steven K Smith

Steven K. Smith, also known online as SKS Props, is an award-winning artist, fabricator, and owner of SKS Prop and Costume Supply. While he makes and sells professional-grade cosplay props and replica costumes, his goal is to teach people the techniques and fundamentals they need to create their own props and costumes.

Steve has uploaded over 200 instructional cosplay and prop videos to his Youtube channel, SKS Props, and is active in various Facebook cosplay communities.

About Steven K Smith

Raye Squires
Raye Squires

Raye, otherwise known as Cryocaeruelo, is a Missoula-born and raised cosplayer, specializing in (and adoring) wigs primarily. A colossal nerd, he's joining Miscon38 as his 2nd time attending and he's excited to share his knowledge that he's acquired with cosplay and answer any questions thrown his way (especially about those pesky wigs!)

About Raye Squires

William Sutton
William Sutton

Hello! My name is William, I am a certified personal trainer, a cosplay enthusiast, and a lightsaber class instructor. I've studied martial arts and athletic training for a few years now to better emulate characters i admire and to help others do the same. i have a growing passion for the gaming world, a decent understanding of horror as a genre due to much personal research and i often find myself watching multi hour long video essays on the subjects i enjoy. my goal is to make more things accessible to people by understanding it myself and communicating back to people in a way that conveys those points to people in a digestible way.

About William Sutton

Zootown Tea
Zootown Tea

Zootown Tea is a Missoula cosplay group dedicated to bringing our community together. We put on tea parties in the summer and photoshoots year round. We are so excited to hang out with your wonderful people!

About Zootown Tea

Jason Tupeck

About Jason Tupeck

Katie Wahler

About Katie Wahler

Lacy Zee
Lacy Zee

Lacy Zee is an international tattoo artist with over 25 years in the industry. She currently tattoos at Inked Expressions in Chattanooga, TN & at Blaque Owl Tattoo in Missoula. Her style ranges from realism and portraits to the exaggerated New Skool style. She also enjoys costuming, prop fabrication and cosplay.
Since 2011 Lacy has been plunging audiences into shock and awe as Vox Moxxi. Founder of The Illustrated Circus Burlesque and Sideshow and one of the founding members of The Cigarette Girls Burlesque, Vox brings classic and Neo burlesque to the stage with a sensual flare. But when Her Sexcelency Vox Moxxi graces you with her Sideshow burlesque acts... You'll never be the same

About Lacy Zee