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  • Karen Schnaubelt

    One of the Founders of Costume-Con

    Karen Schnaubelt has been costuming since 1973, doing both media re-creations and her own original designs, and has won major awards at every level of competition in 5 different decades.

    Her work appears in the STAR FLEET TECHNICAL MANUALTHE COSTUME-MAKER’S ART, and COSPLAY WORLD. She is cited in WATCHING ANIME, READING MANGA as one of the earliest anime-based cosplayers in the U.S.  Read more

  • Bob Mogg

    The Iron Tailor

    Bob Mogg is an engineer by training, a historian by education, a teacher by experience, a costumer by preference, and an all-around maker just because that's what he is good at!  Combining all of these talents results in a prolific maker who takes the time to document and teach classes about some of his gadgets and costumes.  Since not everyone will fit into a classroom, he makes all of these projects available on his blog:  Currently over 250 projects are detailed, mostly in the Steampunk genre, but many that crossover into other areas, or are just impossible to classify.
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  • Susan Lazear

    Textile Expert

    Susan Lazear is a Professor of Fashion at Mesa College in San Diego where she teaches a variety of fashion courses including patternmaking, draping, textile design, etc. Susan designs wearable art, unusual fine art crafts and is a computer graphic artist.  In addition to her teaching she combines her skills in the creation of a line of software for sewers and textile artists under the Cochenille Design Studio name.   Read more