About Us

Cosplay Central is the global voice of the cosplay community and the premier destination for all things cosplay, including the latest news, videos, galleries, interviews, tutorials and much more. Whether it’s 3D-printing a Mandalorian helmet or piecing together a meticulously accurate Captain America outfit, Cosplay Central delivers the hottest cosplay coverage to casual fans, professional die-hards, and everyone in-between.

Cosplay Central is part of the Reedpop family, the group behind New York Comic Con, Emerald City Comic Con, MCM, PAX, Star Wars Celebration, and many other fine shows.

Who are we?

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Kelsey Endter

Editor-in-Chief

Kelsey started her cosplay adventure at a small convention outside Sacramento in 2011. Since then, she has been featured on major websites such as IMDb and Variety Magazine, and worked with companies like Besame Cosmetics featuring Disney & Marvel makeup products. Her passion for cosplay and love of the community brought her to join Cosplay Central as Editor-in-Chief in 2020. In her spare time she’s usually seen playing with her dog and scouting the next best photoshoot location for her cosplays.

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Lexi Ginn

Contributor

Lexi has been cosplaying since 2017 with her faithful companion, her dad. She has modeled for companies like Hottopic and HerUniverse and has worked with various products from Doritos to Barnes and Noble. According to Lexi, Cosplaying is an outlet for creativity and a platform for fun and kindness. Her goal is to show that no matter how many times you fall, you need to always get up with a smile on your face (thanks, All Might).

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Ani-Mia

Contributor

Ani-Mia has been cosplaying since 2008 and her love for video games, comic books and anime are reflected in her wide variety of cosplay costumes. She has been a cosplay guest at over 150 conventions across the globe as well as judged championship cosplay contests, appeared in both online and print magazines as well as television appearances. She’s also the Cosplay Writer for Otaku USA Magazine, the premiere print magazine about anime and manga in the United States, and an official video host for PreviewsWorld catalog and Sapphire Studios.

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Andrew Liptak

Contributor

Andrew Liptak is a writer and historian from Vermont. He is the author of the forthcoming book Cosplay: A History (Saga Press, 2021), and his work has appeared in Clarkesworld Magazine, io9, Kirkus Reviews, Lightspeed Magazine, Seven Days, Tor.com, VentureBeat, The Verge, and other publications. A member of the 501st Legion’s New England Garrison and Green Mountain Squad, you might find him at a convention dressed as a Shoretrooper, Clone Trooper, Stormtrooper, or First Order Stormtrooper. You can visit his website, follow him on Twitter, or subscribe to his newsletter.

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Kendra Beltran

Contributing writer

Kendra Beltran realized soon after graduating college that working a typical job in an office was not going to happen. Ironic since she has since watched 'The Office' more times than she'd like to admit. With that, she started freelance writing and since then has written for MTV Geek, Cartoon Brew, Apartment Therapy, and many other wonderful sites that have welcomed her pop culture insights. When she isn't writing she's arguing with potential home buyers on 'House Hunters,' and hanging out with her fiance and fur baby.