Galaxy Masquerade Jury 2019

Name/Nickname:  Ashley Borst (Asha Cosplay) Cosplayer since: 2010 (Bellatrix Lestrange) Who is Ashley Borst? My name is Ashley, aka Asha Cosplay, and you might recognize me from the last edition of Imagicon, when I organized this cosplay contest and presented the theater program together with Jacco. This time I’ll hand the reins over to Rosanne and I will be a jury member for the Galaxy Masquerade! I’ve been cosplaying for 6 years now and my repertoire mainly includes villains, but I’ve recently started to incorporate superheroes and mythological/fantasy characters as well. As an entertainer I love to be on stage and perform, which is why I’ve already participated in several cosplay competitions. So I know how you’ll feel when you’re out on that stage. ;-) My main focus during the Galaxy Masquerade will be on both originality and effectiveness of the acts, which techniques were used to make the costumes. How well do you play your character during an act and what story are you telling the audience? What skills and fabrics did you use to create a costume that makes it look like it came straight out of your character’s world? I also like to know what someone has learned from working on his/her cosplay! I’m very curious to see all those wonderful cosplays and acts you’re going to show! See ya on January 26! Naam/Nickname: Liza & Sophie (Team Paraluna) Cosplayer since: A long time ago! Who are Team Paraluna? We’re Liza and Sophie and together we are Team Paraluna. We’re a pair of experienced cosplayers and have already had the honor to represent the Netherlands in various international cosplay finals several times. Contests such as the World Cosplay Summit, European Cosplay Gathering, International Cosplay League, EuroCosplay, C4 and CICAF. Thanks to cosplay we’ve had very special experiences with video game companies such as Guerrilla Games and we have even performed in China and Japan! Our favorite media is video games and we think it's fantastic to make cosplays out of all those wonderfully creative characters. We always try to get all the details right and it’s also super fun to work hard on props so they work with the cosplay just like in the game. We’ve learned a lot of skills through cosplay. Our costumes vary from detailed dresses, with corsets and embroidery, to full armor. We also enjoy working with special-effects make-up in order to bring the less human-looking characters to life. For us, cosplay is a way of showing how much joy we find in a series or character, but also a way to challenge ourselves in order to keep on engaging bigger and more difficult projects. Finding new techniques to make cosplays work as well as possible is our goal, but doing photoshoots is also  very rewarding experience for us. Greetings from Liza & Sophie!

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Galaxy Masquerade Jury  Name/Nickname: Ashley Borst (Asha Cosplay) Cosplayer since: 2010 (Bellatrix Lestrange) Who is Ashley Borst? My name is Ashley, aka Asha Cosplay, and you might recognize me from the last edition of Imagicon, when I organized this cosplay contest and presented the theater program together with Jacco. This time I’ll hand the reins over to Rosanne and I will be a jury member for the Galaxy Masquerade! I’ve been cosplaying for 6 years now and my repertoire mainly includes villains, but I’ve recently started to incorporate superheroes and mythological/fantasy characters as well. As an entertainer I love to be on stage and perform, which is why I’ve already participated in several cosplay competitions. So I know how you’ll feel when you’re out on that stage. ;-) My main focus during the Galaxy Masquerade will be on both originality and effectiveness of the acts, which techniques were used to make the costumes. How well do you play your character during an act and what story are you telling the audience? What skills and fabrics did you use to create a costume that makes it look like it came straight out of your character’s world? I also like to know what someone has learned from working on his/her cosplay! I’m very curious to see all those wonderful cosplays and acts you’re going to show! See ya on January 26! Naam/Nickname: Liza & Sophie (Team Paraluna) Cosplayer since: A long time ago! Who are Team Paraluna? We’re Liza and Sophie and together we are Team Paraluna. We’re a pair of experienced cosplayers and have already had the honor to represent the Netherlands in various international cosplay finals several times. Contests such as the World Cosplay Summit, European Cosplay Gathering, International Cosplay League, EuroCosplay, C4 and CICAF. Thanks to cosplay we’ve had very special experiences with video game companies such as Guerrilla Games and we have even performed in China and Japan! Our favorite media is video games and we think it's fantastic to make cosplays out of all those wonderfully creative characters. We always try to get all the details right and it’s also super fun to work hard on props so they work with the cosplay just like in the game. We’ve learned a lot of skills through cosplay. Our costumes vary from detailed dresses, with corsets and embroidery, to full armor. We also enjoy working with special-effects make-up in order to bring the less human-looking characters to life. For us, cosplay is a way of showing how much joy we find in a series or character, but also a way to challenge ourselves in order to keep on engaging bigger and more difficult projects. Finding new techniques to make cosplays work as well as possible is our goal, but doing photoshoots is also  very rewarding experience for us. Greetings from Liza & Sophie!
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