Meet the FanCon 2018 Cosplay Team

Sasha "Sashi" Perdigao did her first cosplay in 2003, and attended her first anime convention, Anime North, in Toronto, Canada.  After her first experience cosplaying she was hooked and taught herself how to sew and create her own costumes.

During the following years Sashi was the first cosplayer to attend rAge JHB, and won her first cosplay competition at rAge in 2005.

In 2007 Sashi created the "Cosplay South Africa" facebook group and was the co-founder of the "Cosplay Cape Town" facebook group in 2011, which hosts several cosplay picnics throughout the year.

Sashi served as an advisor and judge for the Free Comic Book Day cosplay events in Cape Town, organised by Readers Den Comic Shop, from 2013-2015, helped organise and judge the cosplay competition at the first Electronic & Gaming Expo (EGE) event in 2015, and was on the judging team for FanCon 2016 and 2017. 


Baka Sakura is a Cape Town cosplayer that has been part of the cosplay and geek community for many years. She has won 1st place (Anime category) in rAge's Cosplay Competition in 2013, and has placed twice (Top 10) in Readers Den Comic Shop's Free Comic Book Day cosplay competitions in 2013 and 2014. She has also been a judge for the Electronic & Gaming Expo (EGE) 2015 / 2016, rAge 2014 / 2015, Fancon 2016, Icon 2016 / 2017 and UCON 2014, as well as the MC for UCON 2015 / 2017, Fancon 2017, EGE 2017 and rAge 2015 - 2017. She co-owns an online local cosplay store, Coskraft SA, and her craving for candy-coated Easter eggs is insatiable. 

Photographer : Sheena Wood Photography


Yamaki Yama, a well-known Cape Town cosplayer, has been cosplaying since 2007 and is known for her love of crossplay*. Yamaki frequently hosts make-up and crossplay panels at local conventions and is a certified make-up & property fabrication artist who makes all her own costumes and props. Through the years, Yamaki has attended multiple geek and fan conventions in South Africa, has successfully competed, and often participated as a cosplay judge.


*cosplaying characters of the opposite gender 


FanCon 2018 Guest Judges

Riki "Ridd1e" Lecotey is an invited international guest of FanCon 2018 and will be a guest judge, panelist as well as be available for meet & greets and photo opps.

Kinpatsu Cosplay (Tayla Barter) is an invited guest of FanCon 2018 and will be a guest judge, panelist as well as be available for meet & greets and photo opps.

Cosplay Cape Town

Cosplay Cape Town Group is on Facebook

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