About me

Thanks for coming to my professional cosplay page. My name is Anna He.

Check out these awards and recognition for my projects!

- Seattle Komo News came to visit me at my home studio and gained a glimpse into the cosplay cultures of ECCC 2017
http://komonews.com/news/local/cosplay-culture-invades-emerald-city-comicon


- A documentary featuring me is in the official selection of Seattle Asian American Film Festival 2017
HD Short Documentary here: https://vimeo.com/180987097
Awards page here: http://seattleaaff.org/2017/films/seattle-cosplay-journey-into-cosplay/


- Seattle Refined - a Daily magazine show in the Seattle area show cased my work space and my creative process in the days leading up to Emerald City Comic Con 2017
http://seattlerefined.com/lifestyle/local-fashion-designer-turned-cosplayer


- Editorial contribution to a very nice write up about cosplay at our hometown blog.
http://ethnicseattle.com/2015/10/29/cosplay-how-do-you-dress-as-your-favorite-alter-ego/


 - Emerald City Comic Con 2014 - Best Group Cosplay For my Game of throne group, I was Sansa Stark in wedding dress

- ArenaNet community feature my Sylvari cosplay + interview http://www.twitch.tv/guildwars2/c/4090966 

 - Assassins Creed 3's Facebook Community Featured my Lady Maverick cosplay as part of the Sakura Con AC Gathering!
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151414326023068.1073741831.6119163067&type=1

- Sakura Convention 2013 - Cosplay Contest Best in Show!
For my Wizard Cosplay!

- Diablo 3's community featured me on their artist of the week!
https://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/8598416

- Runner up in the fashion Challenge from Burda and Instructable.
http://www.instructables.com/id/Ambers-Cropped-Jacket/

- 1st Runner up in the “Make it in Wool” contest, featured in Columbia Herald’s newspaper!
http://www.columbiabasinherald.com/community/basin_life/article_80020840-e613-5098-a045-a17d46bd80bb.html


I have an extensive background in the apparel industry as a professional fashion designer and a technical designer. With a passion for sewing and anime, I have decided to merge my dream job and my love of all things anime and high fantasy. I have a wide array of experience working with leather, woven fabric, knit fabric, brocade silk, lace, mesh, feather as well as beading, embroidery and painting.

Raised in New York City, I started sewing around age 14, after I graduated junior high school, and never looked back. I entered a High School of Fashion Industries majoring in Fashion Design, and went on to the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. After I finished college, I worked for labels such as Norma Kamali, Eileen Fisher, and Nordstrom. On the job training sharpened my eyes for details and workmanship. Working with higher priced labels refined my hands for good quality fabric and their ability to drape. It also taught me about best practice construction methods. As I became more acclimated with anime (Oh My Goddness!), Japanese culture and high fantasy (Lord of the Rings) I discovered that all of those costumes could be made to fit a real person! That’s when I started to really investigate theater art and Cosplay.

In my spare time, I love traveling and seeing people around the world. I have lived in New York city, Seattle, Eastern Washington, China, and Hong Kong.

Contact me at SeattleCosplay@gmail.com if you have any questions regarding my credentials and ideas! I look forward to hearing from you.

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