Heck yeah, Con on the Cob has some incredible special guests for 2023! Feast your peepers upon these delightful specimens of awesomeness:
Andi Serpenti is a Ohio based professional pet groomer and has been cosplaying since 2015, however her love for nerd culture and animals has been in her heart since she was a little girl. A great lover of books and true crime, in her down time she can usually be found reading or listening to a podcast or audiobook. This combined with her favorite childhood tv shows such as Pokemon, Inuyasha, Batman the Animated Series and Xena Warrior Princess would later become inspirations for many of her future cosplays.
Andi aims for extreme detail with all of her cosplays and often adds her own little touches to the characters she chooses to portray. It is this attention to detail and natural charm she uses while portraying a character that has not only earned her the praise of many but led her to winning costume contests as well as being featured in several mediums in various cosplay related articles online and syndicated television. A self professed perfectionist, Andi pours everything she has into her art- from fabrication and styling to learning about working with new mediums and techniques. She credits her attention to detail, especially when styling wigs to her day job as a professional pet groomer.
A firm believer that everyone is beautiful inside and out, and that there is no wrong way to cosplay, Andi hopes to help inspire people from all walks of life to cosplay, just as she was inspired by others in the cosplay community. Taking a cue from one of her favorite musicals, ' The Rocky Horror Picture Show', Andi's message to those who want to cosplay but may be hesitant to do so is, "Don't dream it, Be it."
Linds, aka Lady of Rohan, has been cosplaying her favorite characters since 2007. She is a passionate gamer which has led to being published many times for her work, as well as becoming an official Capcom Creator. She's also a cat mom, a fanfic writer, and jewelry artisan. As a disabled woman and member of the LGBTQA+ community, she hopes to spread awareness that cosplay is for EVERYONE.