Our head judge, Riki ‘Ridd1e’ LeCotey is a Canadian cosplayer, model, and costume designer based in Atlanta. She is internationally recognized as one of the top cosplayers and has extensive crafting experience as demonstrated by her awards earned on Heroes of Cosplay and features in various cosplay outlets. In addition to her own cosplay work, Ridd1e also specializes in handling specialty costumes on sets for films including Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: EndGame, and Godzilla.
In her free time, she helps with the rehabilitation of squirrels and encourages everyone to respect their natural habitats. Learn more about what you can do to help here!
Melanie Jasmine is a US based cosplayer with six years of crafting experience, beginning in South America. Her Sombra builds are legendary, but the Overwatch cosplay doesn’t stop there! Her variations on Symmetra and Mercy bring the characters to life in front of your eyes. She takes a very active role in the cosplay community by hosting panels, competing (including coming in the top three at DreamHack Austin), judging, and leading crafting sessions. Photo by Zhuntsai Media.
Ayriath is a veteran cosplayer local to the Dallas area. She has been cosplaying since 2012 and is a dedicated gamer, streaming for the past three years and cosplaying characters like Tracer (and Jinx!). She recently judged Aggiecon 2019 and prefers to work with leather and foam as well as 3D modelling for props. Her favorite builds have been her Sailor Venus and Tracer!
A fourth surprise judge will be joining us for the cosplay championships on stage!