COSPLAY CONTEST JUDGES

MEET THE JUDGES FOR THE COSPLAY CONTEST
WILDSEVEN

WILDSEVEN

Wildseven has been a mascot cosplayer since 2007. He makes appearances at local anime and comic conventions. He mainly cosplays as characters from anime, pop culture, and mainly cute Japanese plushies. He is most known for his Rilakkuma mascot cosplay. Beside having fun while in cosplay, his goal is to inspire and spread good will through cosplaying.

FRANCINE WALRAVEN

FRANCINE WALRAVEN

Francine Walraven, tattoo artist and comission artist. Creator and illustrator of Madame Walraven’s Erotic Coloring Book. Creator of Maui Cringe Cinema and secretary of the Board of Directors for Maui Comic Con.

CYNTHIA ROSE

CYNTHIA ROSE

Cynthia Rose has spent over a decade doing makeup + hair in NYC, LA, Europe & Hawaii working on runways, red carpets, magazines, ad campaigns as well as television and film. She grew up in Makawao, Maui and left to pursue big city dreams in NYC where she studied special effects makeup at the prestigious MakeUp Designory school in Soho. And later learned under some of the industry’s greats such as Gucci Westman, Dick Page and Val Garland.

Cynthia quickly found success in NYC, LA and Europe working with top photographers, supermodels and A-list celebrities. Recently, she’s made Hawaii her home base again shortly after the birth of her son, Max.

Cynthia’s work can be seen in Vogue & W Magazine and on countless runways, red carpet events and billboards.

SARAH YAMAFUJI-DUNLAP

SARAH YAMAFUJI-DUNLAP

Sarah Yamafuji-Dunlap, one of last years placed cosplayers in the adult category and one of this years judges. She tries to incorporate echo friendly tactics and recycling into her cosplay as much as possible and encourages others to do the same. With many years of experience in the cosplay scene and a keen eye, she’s always on the lookout for the next mind blowing peice! Will it be you this year?!

MATTHEW ARNOLD

MATTHEW ARNOLD

I’m a hobbyest cosplayer, gamer, full-time nerd, a Lord (ask me about that sometime) and small business owner here on Maui. I started cosplaying a couple of years with Fairy Deadpool and that has always been my go to character. It always seems to put a smile on people’s faces and its a great time playing up the characters to those who understand it. Besides the typical nerdy hobbies I am also member of a non-profit Vampire and other-kin community organization in Dallas, TX which puts on charity events to help raise money for other local non-profits.

ALEX "KID KARMA" HUTAFF-BAUTISTA

ALEX "KID KARMA" HUTAFF-BAUTISTA

Alex “Kid Karma” Hutaff-Bautista is a professional Bboy (Breakdancer) from Waiehu, Maui. He toured Europe in 2018, whilst competing in the top percentile of the world at breakin’ events across the country. Following that, he did a short tour through Japan with the Street Art festival “Pow Wow” as a guest artist to teach, judge, and compete while touring with the group. You can find him in almost every studio on Maui as a Dance Instructor, spreading the knowledge and history of hip hop.