UPCOMING SHOW: April 12th - 14th, 2019

Panterona

Panterona

Panterona is an award winning cosplayer, fashion/costume designer, model and convention organiser from the Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago. She has been actively cosplaying for the past 13 years and has created a plethora of costumes of varying technical difficulty, from the worlds of anime, comics, cartoons, games and much more. She has won a number of cosplay competitions in Trinidad and Tobago, across the Caribbean and notably the London Film and Comic Con Cosplay Championships in 2015. She has travelled to conventions around the world from the Caribbean to the United Kingdom to Italy, the USA and Canada! She has also been the resident Head Judge for the Caribbean Cosplay Championships from its inception for the past four years.  Starting out in front of the camera as a model, Panterona has since switched to fashion design and has produced three ready to wear collections over the past 4 years. She also creates one of a kind hand painted pieces for her client’s special occasions, including wedding gowns and graduation dresses. Her talents in costume design and construction are currently being put to work as the Head designer for the first ever cosplay Carnival band in Trinidad andTobago. Panterona is also the Executive Director of the biggest pop culture convention in her country, “ALIAS Entertainment Expo” and the Editor in Chief of the only pop culture magazine of its kind in the English Speaking Caribbean, ALIAS Magazine.  Panterona is also the only authorized distributor for Worbla in the Caribbean, where she routinely hosts worbla/ foam armor building workshops alongside her sewing workshops for beginner cosplayers. She is therefore able to host workshops and panels on a range of topics which also include, pattern making, sewing, makeup, design and stage performance.  Having auditioned for the Juilliard School of performing arts at a young age, Panterona has continued to take an active role in the arts and sees cosplay as the perfect avenue for creative self expression. She believes that anyone can become whoever they want to be regardless of race, size, gender etc and uses her platform to inspire and encourage acceptance and equality within the cosplay and pop culture community.”

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