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Anime Expo 2015 - July 2nd - 5th @ the Los Angles Convention Center 
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Cosplay Senpai
WindoftheStars, also known as Mel Hoppe, is an internationally known cosplayer who has been a geek all her life. Since her childhood, she has been into comic books and video games. In 2004, she started to put her artistic energy into creating costumes from her favorite anime, manga, movies, comics, and games and has even created original costumes of her own design. She has created over 100 costumes for herself and others such as George R. R. Martin since then, many of which have won awards including Best of Show and have been seen at international conventions.  Her colorful and elaborate costume works have been showcased in online and print publications including Cosmode,TokyoPOPOtakuUSA and featured in Anna Fischer’s The Wild Placescosplay photo project. WindoftheStars has also had the honor of modeling her costumes at shows for Kotobukiya, DC Comics, and Bandai. In 2014, she was a judge on the cosplay show Call to Cosplay, which aired on Myx TV and CrunchyRoll. In that same year, she also was a judge and co-organizer for 2K’s Borderlands The Pre-Sequel Cosplay Contest.  No matter where life leads her, bringing characters to life one stitch at a time will always be her passion.