See also: ACParadise
Mandy Nader (AKA "TR Rose") started making and wearing costumes in 2001. Her first costume was Jessie from Team Rocket with her soon-to-be husband ("Concolor" as James) for the Pittsburgh Comicon.
TR Rose's most well-known costumes include Princess Peach from Super Mario Bros, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, and Twilight Sparkle from My Little Pony. She has also cosplayed, among others: Sailor Mercury from Sailor Moon, Link & Malon from Legend of Zelda, May & Kris from Pokemon, Chell from Portal, Franziska & Maya from Phoenix Wright, White Mage & Aerith from Final Fantasy, Marle from Chrono Trigger, N. Italy from Hetalia, Haruhi from Ouran HS Host Club, Amy Pond from Doctor Who, and Luna from Lunar: Silver Star Story.
TR Rose has won craftsmanship awards for Princess Peach, Franziska von Karma, Luna, Kris, and Twilight Sparkle; skit awards for Maya Fey in Turnabout Death Note and Kris in Pokemon Sulfur (as well, both skits were written, directed, and produced by TR Rose and Concolor).
TR Rose and Concolor's Beauty and the Beast costumes have won several awards, including Reserve Champion at All-Con 2011. She also received a Cosplay.com costume showcase for Marle from Chrono Trigger.
TL;DR: Made a bunch of stuff, won a bunch of stuff. :3
Anime Convention Guest Appearances
- LouisiANIME 2012 - May 18-20, 2012 in Lafayette, LA