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And here is our final judge!

!!!ATTENTION COSPLAYERS!!!

We hope that you are as excited as us for our judging panel for the AnimeIowa Masquerade!  Signups will stay open until 11:59pm CST, so what are you waiting for?  Go sign up now!

And here is our final judge!

Photo credit:  Retro Hawk Productions

A professional tailor, seamstress and cosplayer since 2006, Mimiru Riley enjoys creating costumes with personal touches with beads, embroidery, textile manipulation and texturing. With a background in graphic art she also spends her time creating nerdy art using Nordic knotwork based on the Ringerike, Urnes and Broa style.
She is known for her intricate detail work in her sewing and using embroidery, fabric manipulation, beadwork to create unique costume designs.
Mimi enjoys helping others learn how to craft, Japanese culture and language, and acting and enjoys putting on fully interactive cosplay events to entertain fans of various genres which she has been doing for four years now. Her work in progress, Cosplay: A World Beyond, focuses on the art of Western and Japanese cosplaying. 
In May 2011, Mimiru embarked on her journey to Japan with Webster University and the ASIANetwork in order to conduct research and study the March 11, 2011 Disasters. She traveled to Yokohama, Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, and Hiroshima with four other students and a professor, hoping to make a positive difference. She returned in June 2011.
In September 2011 she left the United States once more to study abroad in Osaka at Kansai University in Suita (Kandai). She returned in June of 2012.

Good luck, contestants!  And a HUGE thank you to ALL of our volunteer judges!!

Covid Policy 2022

Safety and Health measures Updated for 2022

To ensure the safety of all AnimeIowa Guests, Attendees, Vendors and Staff, AnimeIowa must adhere to the current policies of the State, County, City, and our Venue, as well as our own guidelines. We will be utilizing the following guidelines to facilitate safety for all in attendance at AnimeIowa. After careful review of current guidance from Johnson County Health, Iowa Department of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control