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Meet the FanCon 2019 Cosplay Team


Sasha "Sashi" Perdigao did her first cosplay in 2003, and attended her first anime convention, Anime North, in Toronto, Canada.  After her first experience cosplaying she was hooked and taught herself how to sew and create her own costumes.

During the following years Sashi was the first cosplayer to attend rAge JHB, and won her first cosplay competition at rAge in 2005.

In 2007 Sashi created the "Cosplay South Africa" facebook group and was the co-founder of the "Cosplay Cape Town" facebook group in 2011, which hosts several cosplay picnics throughout the year.

Sashi served as an advisor and judge for the Free Comic Book Day cosplay events in Cape Town, organised by Readers Den Comic Shop, from 2013-2015, helped organise and judge the cosplay competition at the first Electronic & Gaming Expo (EGE) event in 2015, and was on the judging team for FanCon 2016, 2017 & 2018. 

https://www.facebook.com/Sashi-Cosplay-351121644978160/

Baka Sakura is a Cape Town cosplayer that has been part of the cosplay and geek community for many years. She has won 1st place (Anime category) in rAge's Cosplay Competition in 2013, and has placed twice (Top 10) in Readers Den Comic Shop's Free Comic Book Day cosplay competitions in 2013 and 2014.

She has been a cosplay judge for UCON 2014, EGE 2015 / 2016, rAge 2014 / 2015, FanCon 2016, Icon 2016 / 2017 / 2018 and WCS SA prelims 2018.

She MCs at Cons regularly: UCON 2015 / 2017 / 2018, Fancon 2017 / 2018, EGE 2017 / 2018 and rAge 2015 - 2017.

She also loves hosting panels and running workshops on cosplay, and hopes to travel the world one day, to meet cosplayers from all across the globe.  

https://www.facebook.com/IamBakaSakura/ 

Cape Town based cosplayer, Yamaki, has been cosplaying for 10 years, she is a certified make-up artist and has placed and judged in numerous cosplay competitions around South Africa. Yamaki’s judging experience includes rAge Expo, UCON, Electronic & Gaming Expo - EGE, ICON CGC, FANCON and, most recently, a part of the judging panel at the South African World Cosplay Summit preliminary round held during ICON CGC in 2018. Yamaki is most well known for her crossplays* and greatly enjoys hosting panels and workshops to help and encourage individuals to give both cosplay and crossplay a try.

https://www.facebook.com/YamakiCosplayer/

*cosplaying characters of the opposite gender 

 

FanCon 2019 Guest Judges

Ani-Mia is an invited international guest of FanCon 2019 and will be a guest judge, panelist as well as be available for meet & greets and photo opps.

Kinpatsu Cosplay is an invited guest of FanCon 2019 and will be a guest judge, panelist as well as be available for meet & greets and photo opps.

Becka Noel is an invited international guest of FanCon 2019 and will be a guest judge, panelist as well as be available for meet & greets and photo opps.


Cosplay Cape Town

Cosplay Cape Town Group is on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cosplaycapetown/ 
https://www.facebook.com/cosplaycapetown/





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