Nina "Mango Sirene" Lynn
Nina Lynn ("Mango Sirene") is a cosplayer, YouTube vlogger, and Twitch streamer based in the Midwest United States. After discovering cosplay back in 2007, she was instantly hooked. Despite having no prior experience with clothing fabrication, she jumped headfirst into the world of costuming, quickly teaching herself how to sew, style wigs, make props, and model her outfits. Her passion for the hobby eventually led to her becoming a fashion major during college, and she now collaborates with Simplicity Creative as a pattern designer and liaison for all things cosplay, as well as a frequent contributor to Cosplay Culture Magazine.
Nina has been an active member of the cosplay community since attending that first convention in 2007, having made more than 100 costumes over the past ten years. Her YouTube channel, which focuses on tutorials, convention vlogs, and other cosplay fun, has garnered over 4.7 million views and 78,000 subscribers. Using her degree in fashion design and her prior experience in theater, she frequently acts as a craftsmanship and performance judge for convention masquerades, and she herself has taken home several awards, including Best In Show and Best Skit Performance. Her focus behind everything she does is on creating a welcoming environment for those who are new to the hobby, all the while maintaining focus on the most important aspect of cosplay: having fun and striving to do your very best!