2019 Merchants

Here’s our Merchants lineup:

POISON TRAGIC
CHRONOS GAMES AND GIFTS
THE TORTURED GEISHA
CLOCKWORK DRAGON
CHIMERA CO.
JEN-JEN ROSE
SAMAZON COSPLAY AND CREATIONS
BETHANY-SENSEI’S TEA & COMICS
SWEETSMITHS
MISS HALEY’S HANDBAGS OF HOLDING
PORTLAND KPOP CO.
PLUVIAL CAPRICORN
THREEPEASCRAFTS
GAMBIT’S CARDS AND HOBBIES
THE ANGELIC FOREST
OCTODRUID
RIMON ILLUSTRATION
TOP TIER WAIFU
PANNONATION

ARTISTS ALLEY

KRISTELS KREATIONS
GURUOFTHEFANART
MANGA FOXX
BATTLEROBOTS!
NIKI BUCKNO ILLUSTRATION
DERPTYME
ARTISTICALLY DISTRACTED
GIBSLYTHE ART
MAIDA CERVANIA
RAINBOW RAVEN

We can’t wait to see you there!

Your Cosplay Contest Host

Hildurgalaxy is a PNW Cosplayer, model, and creator. Cosplay has always been a fun and creative outlet for him and he’s always appreciated the effort others put into their own work. He believes that Cosplay is for everyone and he’s set out to make sure it is. He has made multiple costumes and outfits and been on numerous stages modeling or competing. He loves all things goth, fashion, and creepy cute. When he’s not working on a project, he’s working on a spooky podcast about ghosts and monsters with his best friend. If anyone mentions his cat or mentions having a cat, he will immediately bring out his phone to show off his 20 year old familiar named Manga.

Judging the Lip Sync Contest:

RaptorCat
A Hyperactive cosplayer since 2008 with a love for, gaming, movies, cosplay and an obsession for cats. Currently what motivates me as a cosplayer is to perform on stage in musical or normal skits. I love bringing a smile so someone’s face and I want to bring more love to autistic cosplayers. Though born in Romania I call the PNW my home. 

Instagram: @the_raptor_cat 
Tik Tok: @raptorkitty

KionCloud
With a love for creativity and a passion for hands-on crafts, KionCloud found themself intrigued with the idea of cosplay when it was first introduced into their life. Kion began their own cosplay journey in the autumn of 2013 about a year after discovering the exciting new hobby. They enjoy honing their skills in the many artistic aspects of cosplay encompassing making costumes, creating YouTube videos, as well as in-person performances in front of audiences. While attending several cosplay and Japanese cultural conventions throughout Washington and Oregon, Kion has participated in many live events including cosplay chess and several in character panels. In addition to enjoying the various facets of cosplay they also strive to be a positive influence in the cosplay community and enjoy the interactions they have with their followers on social media platforms such as Instagram. KionCloud loves meeting and seeing new faces so don’t hesitate to say hello!

Instagram @KionCloud
YouTube KionCloud

Uptown
Uptown is a cosplayer that has become renowned for their highly successful character panels and award-winning lip sync battle performances.  They host many main events and emcee at conventions around the Pacific Northwest and share their panels, reviews, and advice with their broad audience as a YouTuber and social media icon.  Uptown has been creating their own costumes and styling wigs by hand since they began in 2012, and has cosplayed for events as many popular characters, most notably Chat Noir from “Miraculous Ladybug”, Lotor from “Voltron: Legendary Defender”, Viktor Nikiforov from “Yuri!!! On Ice”, and Death the Kid from “Soul Eater”.

Instagram @uptown.cosplay
YouTube – Uptown Cosplay

Sweet Maple Panda @ MiyakoCon!

Hosting the Sweet Improv Dance Challenge:
Sarah and Rin Pepper of Sweet Maple Panda!

Sweet maple panda was formed in 2014. Sarah and Rin are cosplayers and performers based in the Pacific Northwest. Having backgrounds in improv and creating costumes, they love being on stage, writing skits, cosplaying and recording videos for YouTube. Along with performing dance skits with their groups which have won multiple times at conventions, they have also won costume contests and lip sync battles. Previous panels they have hosted include Attack on Titan, Free!!! and Tokyo Ghoul to more current ones such as the Yuri on Ice, Love Live and of course My Hero Academia. Most of their panels are usually based around comedy, their favorite type being written around Improv and games that include the audience. Sweet maple panda also host an array of events such as the Sweet Improv Dance Challenge or summer get togethers. They like to reach out to new cosplayers to make them feel welcome so don’t be shy and come say hello. They want to make you laugh and hope you enjoy your convention. They both are currently working on art for their first artist table coming up in May 2019.

Please look them up on any of their social media:

Instagram – Sweet_maple_panda 
Instagram – rin_pepper 
YouTube – Sweet maple panda 
TikTok – sweet_maple_panda 
Facebook – Sweet maple panda 
Facebook – Rin Pepper

Narufro @ MiyakoCon!

Co-Host of Lip Sync Battle

Narufro.believe.it

Joining us this year: Narufro is A Shinobi cosplayer from the Pacific northwest since 2010 that is passionate for Anime/Cartoons, Art, Manga and Games. I’m a cosplayer that loves to be in character yet with my own crazy personality in place. My motivation is to expand my skills to make more cosplay and art and also to be an example for POC (People of Color) cosplayers everywhere!

Instagram @narufro.believe.it
Tiktok @narufrokun

Dirty Shinobi @ MiyakoCon!

Host of Lip Sync Battle and Co-Host of Sweet Improv Dance Challenge

Joining us this year is Dirty Shinobi: A Pacific Northwest cosplayer since 2010 with a passion for Cosplaying, Art, Anime/Cartoons, Comics, Gaming and an obsession for a variety of sub-cultures. Currently what motivates me to further myself as a cosplayer is the challenge of developing my favorite characters with my personal touches while also developing projects by experimenting with new crafting methods! 

Instagram: @dirty_shinobi 
Tik Tok: @dirty_shinobi 
Twitter: @dirty_shinobi

Cosplay On Ice official Meetup!!

Join MIYAKOCON, Salem’s annual Anime convention now in our fourth year, for a COSPLAY ON ICE meetup at the Salem On Ice riverfront skating rink on Jan. 19th @ 5:30 PM – 7PM! Anyone who comes in cosplay gets a discount on rink tickets! Come early to secure your ticket and skates!! MiyakoCon organizers will be there if you’d like to pre-register for our event in February.

From Salem On Ice: “We are a seasonal outdoor ice skating rink in the heart of downtown Salem at the beautiful Salem Riverfront Park. Sessions are 90-minutes and are $12 for ages 3-12, and $15 for ages 13 and up. We also offer a family 4-pack that includes skating for (2) adults, (2) children and loaded hot cocoa for all 4 skaters. All admission prices include skate rental. Skaters must secure their skate rental with a credit card or form of ID. Come join us for skating, refreshments, and wonderful memories!”

RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1594420617371280/

facebook.com/salemonice/

Jailer Cosplay at MiyakoCon 2019

We’d like to welcome our first 2019 Guest at MiyakoCon 4: Jailer Cosplay!

Lorien is a Colorado native residing in the Seattle area. When not devoted to her passion for cosplay, she works full-time at a video game company, plays with her dog, creates art and illustration, and drinks a lot of coffee. Jailer has been doing cosplay for over 10 years, but has only in the last year started pursuing it full-time. She spent her college years earning a Bachelor’s in Theater, Costume Design as well as education in glamour and special effects makeup and fashion.

Jailer’s talents and experience have earned her two guest of honor appearances at conventions both in Texas and Washington, multiple appearances judging competitions, and recently worked as a cosplayer at a booth for PAX West. In a few short months, she has earned a moderate Twitch and Patreon following, and has a rapidly growing audience on Facebook, Youtube, and Instagram.

She enjoys doing makeup and construction speedruns, hosting a number of panels from cosplay making 101 to Japanese fashion intro panels at cons, and enjoys entering cosplay competitions.

Stay tuned for the AWESOME panels Lorien will be doing at MiyakoCon 4!

She can be found on social media at the following locations:
http://www.facebook.com/jazzyjailer
http://www.instagram.com/jazzyjailer