Cupcake Cosplayis the combined talents of Breathlessaire and Starlighhoney. Together they have grown and expanded their talents which took them to represent the United States in the World Cosplay Summit in 2013 in Nagoya, Japan and earn the prestigious Brother Award and placed second in the world competition.
The dynamic duo started cosplaying in 2006 after falling in love with Sailor Moon and wanting to make costumes from the show. Having met and discover their obvious connection was all it took to form a friendship..
Breathlessaire’s love for Japanese animation began at an early age; running home from school to watch her favorite shows Sailor Moon and Ronin Warriors. It is important to notate that although her love began at an early age, her obsession, however, did not began until 2006. That was the year Breathlessaire cosplayed as “Big Foreheaded Haruno Sakura.”
It is to be said that the world of Cosplay has not only shaped her life in dramatic ways, but it has also provided her with an opportunity to become an excellent seamstress, a great performer, and an amazing person. When Breathlessaire competes, she often walks away with craftmanship awards, providing her with sufficient morale boosts which help her continue to strive for success and perfection. Her much desired accomplishments have come to fill her with great pride for the art that is cosplay and gain immense respect for her fellow cosplayers.
Starlighthoney’s love for Japanese animation began as early as she was able to start performing at a very young age. Most of her youth was dedicated to enhancing her performing skills which consisted of choir concerts at all levels as well as theater plays. Starlighthoney never failed to see her intent and desire to wear what she considered to be the cutest of outfits which were compiled of interesting designs she saw in shows. It was around this time in her life that she opened up her eyes to the hybrid world of cosplay; which consisted of a delicate combination of design, art and performance.
In 2006 she begin cosplaying by participating in a local anime festival. Although without much experience, she created her first outfit that she would use as her expose to the world of Cosplay. It was at this point that she began enhancing her designs: she used small costumes as a starting point; her performances became more eloquent and better prepared. Each and every costume and performance was a fruitful result of dedication, passion, and true labor of which its epicenter was the love of the character she is cosplaying. Over the years, Starlighthoney has done a remarkable job at perfecting an art, one which she continues to improve upon with each Cosplay design and performance.
We are pleased to welcome FAYLAN to Nekocon as our Saturday concert main act!
FAYLAN is a Japanese singer from the Saitama prefecture. Her debut single was in 2009 with Lantis Records and it was the opening theme of CANAAN – “mind as Judgement”. Many of her songs were used as themes for various anime series including: Carnival Phantasm, Samurai Girls, Future Diary, Mobile Suit Gundam AGE, Fruit of Grisaia, Qwaser of Stigmata, Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero and BlazBlue Alter Memory.
Erica Mendez is best known for her roles as Ryuko Matoi in "KILL la KILL" and Aladdin in "Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic". Other animation credits include Akari Sakishima in "A Lull in the Sea", Fu Inubozaki in "Yuki Yuna is a Hero", Reika Nishimura in the VIZ Media re-dub of "Sailor Moon", Mametchi in the "Tamagotchi Friends" webisodes, various characters in "Blood Lad", and Cloud E. Sky in the one-hour animated special "Lalaloopsy Girls: Welcome to L.A.L.A Prep School".
Her video game works include Pac in "Pac-man and the Ghostly Adventures", Nagisa Shingetsu in "Danganronpa Another Episode", Eryn in "Fairy Fencer F", Kanadeko in "Omega Quintet", and was just announced as Annie in "Skullgirls 2nd Encore". You can also hear her in other titles such as "Demon Gaze", "Hyperdevotion Noire", "Atelier Escha & Logy", "The Witch and the Hundred Knight", "Ar nosurge", "Dust: An Elysian Tail", and "Heroes of Newerth".
Visit ericamendezvoice.com to check out her full list of credits. You can also keep up with Erica's role announcements and incoherent rambling by following her on Twitter @tsunderica.
Erik Scott Kimerer is a geek. But more identifying, he's a voice actor originally from Edmonds, Washington. After graduating with a Bachelor's in Theatre Arts, he moved to L.A. to pursue his love for voice acting in video games, animation, and whatever he could tell a story in by making noises and words. Recent anime works you may have heard him in include "Toradora" as Ryuuji Takasu, "Magi" as Alibaba Saluja, "Accel World" as Haruyuki Arita, "Sword Art Online" as Ducker, and "Blood Lad" as Hydra Knell. In video games he's lent his voice to Cress and various other characters in "Tales of Xilia 2", Mark Evans in "Inazuma Eleven", Joven Glacius in "Heroes of Newerth", and a Black Egret in "Skullgirls", among others. Being a long time attendee and staffer at conventions, Erik is happy to travel and share his story, as well as hear/make new ones with his fellow anime and game fans.
Sarah Williams is a Los Angeles based voice actress for animation, video games, and commercials. Some of her roles include Jinx the Loose Cannon from “League of Legends”, Sayaka Miki from “Madoka Magica”, Lisbeth from “Sword Art Online”, Myron from “Magi: The Kingdom of Magic”, and Nonon Jakuzure from “KILL la KILL”. Sarah is thrilled to be attending her first NekoCon this year!