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Saturday, October 29 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Cosplay/Costuming as Art

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Come listen to our panelists talk about the line between costuming and art and the blurring thereof.


Charles Orndorff

Charles and Tauni Orndorff are Colorado natives who started creating costumes for Halloween shortly after getting married. They have been costuming for nearly two decades and have participated in several contests including MileHiCon, Opus, Starfest and World Con (Denvention), and Bubonicon in New Mexico.  They have been awarded best in show in a few of these venues as well as other awards.  Most recently awarded Best In Show Workmanship... Read More →


Megan Bethards

Meghan Bethards has over a decade of experience in costume conception and creation. From the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) recreating historic garb she moved on to any fandom that sat still long enough for her to get at it—comics, animation, video games, and literary sources. You've probably seen her running around in something unusual—why come to a convention in conventional clothing? She believes anyone can create the... Read More →
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Melanie Unruh

Melanie Unruh is an artist and maker based in the Denver area specializing in decorative and functional pottery, and fantasy and historical sartorial arts. A lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy literature, alternate worlds influence the styles and themes of her art. Currently focused on steampunk themes, Melanie is an instigator for the Denver Victorian & Steampunk Society. Inspirations are also drawn from other science fiction... Read More →
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Paul Lell

The One in Charge, Authors Row
Paul Lell was born and grew up in the Denver area where he was encouraged by friends and family to imagine worlds without limits. He wrote stories and game mastered RPGs for his friends, which led to the development of whole worlds and their inhabitants. After trying a few different careers, he returned to his first love and began writing and publishing science fiction and fantasy novels and role playing games. Paul enjoys fashion/cosplay design... Read More →

Saturday October 29, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
Wind River B Ground Floor