Who: Hello! I’m Mary Cahela. I have been regularly attending conventions and cosplaying since about 2000. I studied costume construction and design at Auburn University. Currently I am pursuing work in the Atlanta film industry and working part time for Yaya Han.





What: I make all my own costumes as a hobby. My friends and I have so much fun bringing these characters to life. I attend conventions, photo shoots, other local events, and volunteer with the non profit organization Heroes Alliance.





Where: I live in Atlanta, Georgia. I love this city! We have a great collection of cosplayers, conventions, and resources here. I also love Southern food and our local attractions like the Georgia Aquarium and Zoo Atlanta.





When: The highlight of convention season is of course Dragon Con here in Atlanta over Labor Day weekend in the summer. My second favorite convention, HeroesCon, takes place earlier in the summer in North Carolina. Throughout the year I go to some of the other local conventions and events like Anime Weekend Atlanta and Free Comic Book Day at my favorite comic shop.




If you have an event you would like me to attend as a guest please contact me via email (mary@twinklebat.net). I have experience with running panels, judging costume contests, and working booths.