Shana Mostella was originally born in Ann Arbor, MI but moved to Chicago, IL at a very young age. While living in a not so desirable part of the city she avoided all the negativity by focusing on the arts. She loved to create whether it be drawing, writing or playing the piano. She was also a tom boy who was fascinated by video games and multiple forms of Japanese media including music, fashion, and anime. Naturally that would become a huge source of inspiration to form her own fashion design company, Candy Bats.
Shana not only takes on costume commission but also has her own fashion line in the works.
Shana's has also become recognized for her modeling and gogo dancing. Her resume includes performing at multiple anime conventions across the country, modeling for promotional media, music videos and has even graced the runway of a H. Naoto fashion show.