Vanya is a New York based designer, patternmaker, and costumer specializing in sewing and intricate needlework techniques. She has studied Fashion & Textile Technology at Buffalo State University, with a total of twenty years of sewing experience. The projects seen here are only a sampling of favorite projects.
Other relevant skills include leatherwork, fabric dyeing, patterning, thermoplastic manipulation, resin-casting, and a new investment in learning CAD and 3D printing pieces to create truly full-custom costume builds.
Vanya has been part of the cosplay community for fun and competition for the past eight years, attending cons throughout the US and Canada. This includes competing in the Crown Championships Of Cosplay and Eastern Cosplay Championships, alongside many other competitions, with frequent placement success.
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