Shockolate Energy Cosplay

When Shockolate Energy was little she saw shows such as Saint Seiya, Sailor Moon, Card Captors, and Digimon, just to name a few. She loved how they dressed and always wanted to fight for justice. In the next coming years, she started reading manga and wanted to dress as anime characters.
Shockolate has been attending conventions since 2008. She started cosplaying in 2009 and hasn’t looked back since. Shockolate is a plus size cosplayer, a firm believer, an advocate for cosplay equality, as well as spreading positive vibes throughout the community. She has also started a project called #cosplaycompliment that encourages cosplayers to feel awesome in cosplay.
Shockolate has been to over 50+ conventions and has done over 60 different cosplays over the years and has learned how to use patterns, sewing, crafting, and prop making with the power of coupons to her advantage!
Shockolate also loves to do alternative versions of cosplay and artwork. One of the main focuses Shockolate has been implementing over the past couple of years is “giving back to the community that gave to her” when she started cosplaying. By doing so she has given away tools and taught essential things that many up-and-coming cosplayers need to start cosplaying!
Cyber Nozomi Photo Credit – Ms Photo Mi
Neo Queen Serenity Photo Credit – Deathcom Multimedia
Fox Priestess Photo Credit: Errant Knight Photography 



7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Panel Room 3

Cosplay + Conventions on a Budget

We all know that Cosplaying+Conventions =Expensive. Have you ever wondered how some cosplayers get so many cosplays, as well as how to afford 7+ conventions in a year? Well you came to the right place!! Well Shockolate has over 10+ years of combined experience to help you on your cosplay journey!! We will tell you secrets and need to know things while looking cool without breaking your budget!!!! As well as tips and tricks on how to book hotels for convllentions, and how to plan to go to conventions without breaking the bank!!



4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Panel Room 1

Cosplaying Positively+

Do you have dream cosplay but have been scared to do them? Have you been told that you were too “Tall, fluffy, not the right race” or anything along the line of why you couldn’t do a certain character? FEAR NOT!!!!! The Muses have got your back! Cosplay and love yourself through the power of positivity! come share stories, learn tricks and let us fawn all over how your all wonderful cosplays and selves!

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