Cosplayer @Avera_cosplay — winner of the Cosplay Central Crown Championship at Florida SuperCon 2021 and various other accolades at Megacon Orlando, Dragon Con, and Tampa Bay Comic Con will be at Anime St. Pete, Sept. 17-18. The new event, which will honor anime and the cosplay it inspires, features anime voice actors, voice directors, and creators as well as a roster of Florida’s top anime cosplayers.

@Avera_cosplay is at Anime St. Pete both days and is available for photographs and autographs. In addition, she will be hosting both the Craftsmanship Cosplay Competition on Saturday and the Runway Cosplay Competition on Sunday. 

@AVERA_COSPLAY in the Florida Cosplay digital magazine

In anticipation of @Avera_cosplay’s appearance at Anime St. Pete, Florida Comic Cons, a news media website that covers conventions and cosplayers in The Sunshine State, featured @Avera_cosplay in its April 2020 issue of the Florida Cosplay Digital Magazine.

@Avera_cosplay’s cosplay origins

Cosplay began as a family affair for @Avera_cosplay. While she initially made cosplays with her husband and son, she stayed persistent in growing her skills. This drive for creativity and support from family led her on her cosplay journey. She has now won over 10 awards in Cosplay Competitions, both as an individual and as a group with her husband. @Avera_Cosplay specializes in wig-work and armor, but is expanding her skillset every day. 

Cosplay Central Crown Championship - Supercon 2021

Mercy Mashup from Overwatch/Warhammer

Warhammer Mercy is the most difficult cosplay @Avera_cosplay has made yet. She used countless skills to create it such as armor-making, sewing, tooling leather, casting molds, LED work, wig-styling, and more. It’s challenging to wear, but the final look is stunning and absolutely worth every moment of hard work. 

Read more about Avera in the Florida Cosplay Digital Magazine!

Art: @Gladzykei

Photography: @Tonya_barnes_photography


Armor finalist - holiday matsuri 2021

  Hydreigon from Warhammer/Pokemon Mashup

This cosplay was made over the course of six weeks. The details are incredible, but the bright colors and large motion range are what really make this cosplay stand out!

@Avera_cosplay uses a wide variety of skills to create this look. Many of which can be found on her TikTok.  

Ask @Avera_cosplay about her incredible costumes and her experiences competing at Anime St. Pete this September.

Art: @moonllitart

Photographer: @Tonya_barnes_photography