Artwork by Jane Pica
Our names are Courtney and Dana. We are two sisters from Chicago, IL who enjoy making creature-type costumes with an emphasis on SFX, prop work, armor building, and costume design. We bring our builds to life through the use of diverse materials, intricate detail work, and a whole lot of trial and error. We approach each project as an opportunity to try out new tools and learn new techniques.
Since starting in 2014, we have won Best in Show at the FFXIV Fan Festival (2014), 1st in the “Larger Than Life” category at C2E2 (2017), top 5 SFX finalist at Twitchcon (2017) and 1st in the Individual/Duo category at Blizzcon (2018). Our projects and DIY tutorials have been featured in various publications, including Kotaku.com, Cosplay Culture magazine and Blizzard Cosplay: Tips, Tricks and Hints.
In addition to competing, we have guested at numerous events. Some of these include Maker Faire 2019 (San Mateo, CA), Fantasy Basel 2019 (Basel, Switzerland), C2E2 2017 (Chicago, IL), Comicpalooza 2017 (Houston, TX), and Cosplacon 2016 (Jefferson City, MO). These appearances have included make up application demos, informational panels, game shows and demos/workshops.
If you are interested in booking us for your event, please send us a message through our contact form.