San Antonio , TX
After 25 years of making historical costumes for reenacting, Nana Cosplay decided to satisfy her science fiction cravings and joined the Star Wars Society of San Antonio. She made costumes for her family and participated in charity events and parades. Nana heard about Wizard World in Austin, her first comic convention, and prepared a new, somewhat daring costume. She was encouraged to enter the contest and at age 50, her Darth Talon took 1st place Overall Female. She was hooked! Nana has since created many award winning cosplays and enjoys showcasing her work. She likes to create mashups of popular characters in historical costumes like her Avengers Civil War ball gown. She also likes to gender swap characters like with her Lady Joker and her hubby Charles as Hardly Quinn. She is proud to be a board member and Cosplay Chair for her district's literary con for secondary students (NISDNerdvanacon.com). She enjoys sharing her love of costuming and seeing the students' progress year to year. Nana is 64 years young and currently working on her next Cosplay entry for competition in the fall.