Falamangosa Props Armory
Falamangosa Props Armory is a One Man workshop that is dedicated to fabrication of fantasy armor sets. Inspired by Diablo and a love of medieval fantasy like Lord of the rings, Kristoffer Ariola dedicates himself to fine point accuracy with a passion for pushing himself to the next level.
7 time first place winner, 2 time grand prize at large established events, and Pro Team America member, He knows his way around EVA. The Cosplay Crusader is ready to slay.
Nemesis Cosplay (a.k.a. Crissie) is an award winning cosplayer of the Central Texas area. She specializes in foam work and wig styling, and is mostly known for her Final Fantasy cosplays. Crissie enjoys bringing each character design to life; from the unique armor they wear, down to the tiny symbols on the weapons that they wield.
Although she has only cosplayed for a short amount of time, she is always looking for ways to grow and improve in what she does. Crissie’s motto is, “You must have an unrealistic ideology in order to bring what seems to be an almost impossible cosplay to life.”
Matthew Myrow, Colossal Senpai, has been cosplaying since April of 2014. A true craftsman at heart, he’s been creating things from a young age, though not always cosplay related. He is a prop maker, costume designer, but most importantly a dancer. A choreographer by trade, Matthew has been dancing professionally for the better part of 10 years, and has a strong belief cosplay is only half the battle when it comes to contests. By blending character and story he brings his performances to life in front of your eyes, and with his routines has caused judges to cry on two seperate occasions. The stage is where he is thrives, however he has been known to do full performances in the convention hallways. Along with these things there is another side to Matthew, in of December 2018 he became a left thumb amputee, and is now on a mission to inspire others and show the world that there are no such thing as limitations.
More information on special guests participating in the 2019 SXSW Gaming Cosplay Contest to be shared soon. Stay tuned to this page for the latest updates on all things SXSW Gaming Cosplay!
DugFinn loves walks in Jo-ann’s and playing video games by moonlight. She kills zombies with head shots and likes chickens. No one is quite sure how this rare Pokémon tripped into cosplay competitions, hosting panels, photo bombing photo shoots, or hosting events, but she’s most comfortable on stage and in costume, so it’s a win-win! Just feed her tomatoes three times a day and never after midnight.
Raven is well versed in dishonoring himself, his cow, and his family- usually with public acts of karaoke, but he claims that he (air quotes) “may or may not be the Great Stone Dragon,” has counted to infinity twice, and seems to have misplaced his computer, but he’ll mail us his bio when he finds it.