Meet the Judges V2


Our Cosplay Masquerade signups will be CLOSING JULY 10TH, so if you have yet to enter now is your chance!
For those that are still uncertain, we DO have limited signups available in Cosplay Central!

With that, we have our SECOND judging announcement!! Please give a warm welcome to Papa Bear Cosplay!
Chris “Papa Bear” English began his journey into cosplay with a mission to spread positivity, promote community growth, education, inclusion, and diversity in the cosplay scene. Fueled by the love for the craft, and a passion for helping others, Papa Bear has been heavily involved within the cosplay community volunteering at charity events as a member of the Costumers with a Cause organization, hosting free cosplay workshops to cosplayers and is a Co-founder of Chicago P.O.C. Cosplayers.

Papa Bear has gone on to be featured on the SyFy Channel, is a TNT Cosplay Supply affiliate, influencer for Warner Bros. was the official mascot for C2E2, cosplay affiliate for Wizard World, been a guest speaker at various conventions, lead cosplay programmer, internationally published, competed and judged in multiple cosplay events, won multiple awards, and has no plans on slowing down.

*photo credit: Justin Pineda Media papabearcosplay