Haley Hen-Tai Valentine
Haley Hen-Tai Valentine (formerly Trixie J. Valentine) is a cosplayer and gamer. She has been an anime and gaming fan since she was 8 years old and has been attending conventions as cosplayer for 10+ years. Like many cosplay guests, she began as an attendee and everything grew from there. Her cosplay got her noticed by anime company Gaijin USA, Inc.* and she was hired to head the Gaijin USA "STAR GIRLS", booth girls that do photoshoots and promo advertisements for anime merchandise and has gone on to run panels as a cosplay guest at various anime conventions around the country!
As a certified stylist and avid gamer, Haley provides a variety of panels from cosplay (wig styling, and make-up) to her gamer favorite, "Resident Evil" panels. She has been a cosplay guest judge for conventions like Animeland & Anime Karnival and she's even had the honor of being Convention Chairman for Sukoshi Con in her home state of Alabama for two years!
After taking a medical hiatus in 2015, Haley is now back & ready to re-debut herself in the convention circuit! She plans on attending more conventions as an attendee & a guest to operate panels and judge contests and also loves to provide panels via webcam for smaller conventions!
(*) - Haley OFFICIALLY retired as Head "STAR GIRL" and from Gainin USA Inc. in July 2015.
Anime Convention Guest Appearances
- Animeland Wasabi 2015 - February 27 - March 1, 2015 in Greenwood Village, CO 2014
- Sukoshi Con: Destination Anime 2014 - January 4-5, 2014 in Fort Walton Beach, FL 2013
- Anime Blast Chattanooga 2013 - November 8-10, 2013 in Chattanooga, TN
- Kentokyocon 2013 - September 6-8, 2013 in Lexington, KY
- Pensacola Para Con 2013 - August 17-18, 2013 in Pensacola, FL
- Daycon Clarksville 2013 - August 2-3, 2013 in Clarksville, TN
- SukoshiCon: Pokécon 2013 - July 19-21, 2013 in Louisville, KY
- BelleCON 2013 - May 10-12, 2013 in Jacksonville, FL
- Animarathon 2013 - March 23, 2013 in Bowling Green, OH
- Sukoshicon: Destination Anime 2013 - January 4-6, 2013 in Fort Walton Beach, FL 2012
- FAN:dom 2012 - October 27-28, 2012 in Pensacola, FL
- Sukoshicon: Mobile 2012 - October 6, 2012 in Mobile, AL
- Sukoshicon: Gatlinburg 2012 - September 15-16, 2012 in Gatlinburg, TN
- Kentokyo Mini-Con 2012 - August 25, 2012 in Lexington, KY
- Sukoshicon: Louisville 2012 - August 11-12, 2012 in Louisville, KY
- Animeland Tucon 2012 - July 27-29, 2012 in Tucson, AZ
- Sukoshicon: Destin 2012 - January 7-8, 2012 in Destin, FL 2011
- Sukoshicon: Mobile 2011 - October 15, 2011 in Mobile, AL
- Sukoshicon: Birmingham 2011 - August 6-7, 2011 in Birmingham, AL
- Sukoshicon: Gadsden 2011 - June 25, 2011 in Gadsden, AL
- Sukoshicon: Montgomery 2011 - May 14, 2011 in Montgomery, AL
- Sukoshicon: Gulf Shores 2011 - March 12, 2011 in Orange Beach, AL
- Animeland Wasabi 2011 - March 11-13, 2011 in Aurora, CO
- Sukoshicon: Auburn 2011 - February 26, 2011 in Auburn, AL 2010
- Anime Karnival's Tokyo Shop of Horrors 2010 - October 30, 2010 in Memphis, TN
- Anime Karnival's Enter the Dragon 2010 - September 3-5, 2010 in Atlanta, GA