Moderately Okay Cosplay

Moderately Okay Cosplay (John) is a cosplayer based out of Orlando, Florida. He makes cosplay from anime, video games, comic books, and more. If you can nerd out over it, he’s probably made something from it!

John began cosplaying in 2012 because he wanted to be a character from League of Legends, but it wasn’t anywhere close to Halloween. A friend of his had introduced him to conventions and cosplay, and since then he’s been hooked. He has made over 100 costumes and has had the opportunity to work with companies like Nintendo by representing their characters to the public, as well as travel to many conventions, both in the US and internationally, as a cosplay guest and judge.  He now cosplays mostly from video games, and is mostly known for his cosplays from Final Fantasy XV.

The name, Moderately Okay Cosplay, matches well with how John describes himself. He believes cosplay is for everyone, not just those who are great at it, and that the community has a spot for you, no matter what your skill level!



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Steff Von Schweetz

Steff Von Schweetz has been cosplaying since 2003 with nearly 200 costumes under her belt. She prides herself on being completely self taught in all aspects of the hobby and believes that anyone can cosplay, regardless of skill. Steff has won a handful of awards across the West Coast including Best in Show and Best Advanced Craftsmanship; and has been a guest for major cons including Wizard World and Anime Expo. While she loves to craft and create, Steff's favorite hobby is annoying people with her love of Neon Gensis Evangelion.

Gabrielle Cooke

Gabrielle Cooke Cosplay has been cosplaying for over three years. She loves creating and sharing her love of cosplay with anyone she can. Gabby strives for positivity in the community and enjoys spending her time learning new techniques and passing along crafting tips and tricks. When she is not cosplaying she is spending her time with her two lovely cats Boo'Boos and Ba'bum.


Brinni and Kiki Cosplay

Brinni and Kiki are a cosplay couple who have been together for 5 years, and cosplaying for 9. In that time, Brinni has been hired by companies such as Square Enix, Com2US, and KOG Games, and Kiki by NEXON's Maple Story, KOG Games, and more.Together, they've not only been awarded many craftsmanship and performance prizes, but also judged masquerades all over the west coast. They're both thrilled to be joining ShineCon 2018, and look forward to meeting you all there!