About Us


We Are Cosplay is about the culture of costuming and appreciation for the characters and craft used to bring them to life. A collective of artists collaborating toward one goal- to produce creative media via costuming, cosplaying, video production, live appearances, and more.

Why We Are Cosplay? This community is not intended to replace or substitute any other. It was created to offer different opportunities to take your passion to the next level, or just to try something new socially. It is our hope that this community will serve as a hub for creative endeavors, as your cosplay adventures evolve and thrive with a level of decorum and artistic spirit.


Creative Director: Paul Heid

Media Director: Nyq Bonaventura

Social Media Director: Angelique Rickhoff


What We Do:

Take a look at our robust library of videos to see us in action.

Casting of Cosplay Creatives for Meet & Greet Events
Costume Contest Emcee and Judging
Pop Culture Oriented Entertainment (see some of our unique take on popular gameshows!)
Panel and Workshop Planning and Moderation
After Party Planning and Hosting
Charity Event Appearances
Costume Triage

Don’t see your need on this list, please feel free to reach out!

In the Media:

Dream Comes True For Chicago Boy Who Gets To Play Superhero, CBS Chicago covers our collaboration with Make-A-Wish Illinois

Cosplay Culture Magazine Covers C2E2 and gives us kudos for our panel (see photo)

More than dressing up: Cosplay catches on in Naperville, the Naperville Sun writes about us for the Chicago Tribune

Lake Count-i-Con hosts We Are Cosplay for Costume Idol, our epic costume contest

Heroes Behind the Mask: We Are Cosplay, Adventures with Mala interviews the admins about the group

Photo Recap: Cosplay in the 2014 Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Geek Girl Chicago shares her perspective on the parade

We Are Cosplay: Finding Community in Pop Culture, our C2E2 panel

Northwest Indiana Comic Con Costume Contest, featuring member Sidney Vons

C2E2 Costume Triage, we supplied costumers with quick fixes to keep them up and running on the floor

Review of Adler After Dark, Geekphoria shares first hand-experience of being casted for one of our events