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The Art of Rob Miller

Visit the Art of Rob Miller at his facebook page.

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Custom Creations by Danielle

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Visit them at their Facebook page.

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Rob the Badger - Author Illustrator

Creator of the Grand Rapids Griffins comic book series and Calder City Comics along with other projects.  Visit him at his website.

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Tra'cor Clan - Mandalorian Mercs of Michigan

Visit the Tra'cor Clan at their facebook page, or at their website.


Tra’cor Clan started life in 2010 as Suumpir’ade Clan (meaning “Children of the Lake” in Mando’a). In the years that followed, new members continued to join, while others decided to part ways. Clan membership reached an all-time low of three in 2015. However, in an unprecedented burst of approvals, the clan quickly reached fourteen members by the end of 2016. The sudden influx of new members (and the overall unpronouncability of “Suumpir’ade”) prompted the officers to change the clan name. A vote was taken and Suumpir’ade was transformed into Tra’cor Clan. The tra’cor is an aquatic cousin to the rancor and it was thought to be an appropriate symbol for a state practically surrounded by water. Over the previous years the clan has continued to grow, reaching a record membership of twenty-five in 2018, and that number keeps climbing!

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Central Defense: The Fighting Fifth

Visit them on their facebook page or at their website.

CDFF is the midwest branch of The Finest, the premier G.I. Joe cosplaying group. We cover Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan, and we are always looking for new members


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Squirrels Creations

Visit Squirrels Creations at their facebook page.

What they're about:

"We bring toys and favorite characters to life because we like it. Being able to make a child's day, we love."

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Fandom FIles

Located at 426 N. Park Street in Grand Rapids, MI... Fandom Files is an amazing store that features a large selection of Con supplies, Cosplay supplies, Art created by local artists, table top games, RPG's, Graphic Novels, Magic the Gathering cards, jewlery and much more.  Visit their Facebook page for more details.

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Isaac Ace

Isaac Ace is an up and coming artist who has a flare for design and color.  His work has been featured at JAFAX, GAYME day events, and gaming stores in the Michigan area.  Check out his Facebook page for more details.

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Sweets4aSweet Cosplay

Candy McFarlin was born and raised in Jackson, Michigan. After attending her first convention in 2011, Candy debuted her first cosplay - Ursula the Sea Witch from The Little Mermaid. Since then, she has added an extensive number of costumes to her resume, including many variations of Miss Piggy, Fiona and Fairy Godmother from Shrek, Queen of Hearts, Peggy Bundy from Married…with Children, Dolores Umbridge from Harry Potter, Captain Hook, Pam Poovey from Archer, Mrs. Beakley from DuckTales and Darla from Finding Nemo. She is most known for her attention to detail and film-accurate replications, however she is also proud of her original designs. Candy was the cover model for the June 2014 issue of Cosplay+ Magazine and has been featured in numerous articles and interviews on various media platforms, including CNN, MSN, Adult Swim, Nerdist, and Cosplay Culture. Candy is passionate about supporting confidence in cosplay and body acceptance. She writes articles for various blogs on confidence and anti-bullying, including several inspirational videos. She travels to many conventions across the US, however her full time job is managing a veterinary clinic. In her spare time, she continually strives to improve her skills in wig styling, prop building, and even practices makeup effects at a local haunted attraction and teaches cosplay classes at a local art school. Candy also enjoys reading, console gaming and various fandoms like DC Comics, 80’s movies and horror films. You can find more information at www.facebook.com/Sweets4aSweetCosplay or follow her on Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, & Vero @sweets4asweet

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Knightmage

Come visit this the award winning Cosplayer, Knightmage!
(International Cosplayer/Entertainer/Philanthropist)

Michael “Knightmage” Wilson was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and now resides in Youngstown, Ohio.

A current decorated 19 year veteran Deputy Sheriff for the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office in Ohio, Michael has been cosplaying since 2012. Having created over 150 costumes, Michael is an award winning cosplayer with many of his creations being praised and displayed on numerous platforms in print and online. Michael is noted as one of the most influential and diverse male cosplayers in the world. Along with judging cosplay contests Michael often hosts cosplay panels and workshops at conventions showcasing the creative, positive, inspiring and supportive side of cosplay.

Having a love for acting and stunt work, Michael has worked on several Hollywood comic book movie productions. Michael was also an alternate for the 2006 reality show “Who Wants To Be A Superhero” hosted by Stan Lee. Michael has worked on and has been featured in several fan films and productions such as “Flash Fall” by Together Brother Productions and the popular YouTube series “MAN AT ARMS: Reforged”. Michael is a spokesperson for FX latex product, Zombie-Skin. Michael has also created various costumes for World Wrestling Entertainment superstars.

Michael also is a spokesmodel for the independent comic companies “Shot In The Dark Comics” and “Transgenesis Comics”, having his likeness used for upcoming comic book characters.

Genuinely loving to entertain, make a positive impact and bring smiles, Michael most often uses his costuming by participating in many charitable events, benefits, parades, birthdays and hospital visits to children. This has led him to becoming a member of esteemed costuming groups all over the United States such as “The League of Heroes, The Heroes Alliance-Ohio Branch, East Coast Avengers, Costumers with a Cause and Superheroes to Kids in Ohio and Heroic Inner Kids”. Michael often works closely with charity organizations as a sponsor and has partnered with over 60 various organizations around the world to fundraise and bring awareness to these organizations. Michael has received numerous awards for his charitable deeds including the “’Outstanding Service Award” from Credit Where Credit Is Due and most notably the “Presidential Volunteers Award” from President Barack Obama and the White House.

If you wish, become a fan at www.Facebook.com/Knightmage1 and follow on Twitter @Knightmage and Instagram @Knightmage1


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Scott Rosema

Mr. Rosema has worked with Marvel, DC, Archie and many others.  Visit him at his Facebook page.

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Quinn.Tessential Art

Visit Quinn.tessential art at their Facebook page.

Visit her Online Store here.