Appearing Saturday, Sunday
AmberSkies is no stranger to the world of creation and nerd-dom and has been a professional cosplayer hitting the circuit and making waves since 2010! A lifelong actress and performer, she was raised in her family's gaming store/internet arcade where she spent every day raiding at 11 years old on World of Warcraft or defeating men thrice her age in Magic the Gathering (all while spam watching Sailor Moon and guzzling down all the Ramen bowls she could get her grubby little hands on!) A lifelong Arizonian she is honored and thrilled to be a guest at Phoenix Fan Fest, of which she's attended since its inaugural year!
In the last 7 years Amber has taken on elaborate and complex cosplay/prop builds, collaborated hand in hand with amazing companies and artists, and been hired to work for Marvel Studios and Disney for costuming and promotional work for blockbuster films such as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
She is a teacher by day, and transforms herself into fantastic heroes and beasts by night! She specializes in detailed prosthetic/makeup work and prop building to create notable and unique/often unseen characters such as Te Ka (Moana), Nebula (Guardians), Sergeant Calhoun (Wreck it Ralph), Dr. Lazarus (Galaxy Quest), Forest Spirit Shishigami (Princess Mononoke), Sonic the Hedgehog, and countless others. She has competed and won first in Masters/Best in Show at D23 Expo 2017, San Diego Comic Con International 2015 and 2017, Phoenix Comic Con 2017, Long Beach Comic Expo, and more!Amber is a craftsman through and through, making acrylic on canvas original paintings, and creating her own molds and castings of props/nerdy paraphernalia through her online stores AmberSkies Creations on Etsy and Storenvy!
Her goal is to start expanding her horizons and become a guest more and more at conventions simply to share her adoration for costuming with as many as possible,. She loves giant hugs, seeing her beautiful friends at cons throughout Arizona and California, and using her professional creations to teach others and inspire them to create and love the cosplay community as much as she does. Amber loves encouraging con-goers to follow their passions just the same, building others up and spreading positivity and sunshine wherever she wanders!
Follow her Many Adventures at:
Amber Skies, Asta YoungSaturday November 11, 2017 :: 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Courtney Leigh, Amber SkiesSaturday November 11, 2017 :: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Amber Skies, Asta Young, Amber BriteSaturday November 11, 2017 :: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm