We are happy to announce our next guest for Arthecon II!
Rattle and Burn or Vanya Yount is an American costume designer and a cosplayer. She will be hosting a costume panel and judging the cosplay competition alongside Avallone cosplay.
«I’ve been a fan of Tolkien’s work since a very young age, and later my interest in making costuming a profession came from being inspired by the LotR films. I’ve always had a specific image in mind of my favorite Silmarillion characters, and its been a passion project to bring them to life one by one.»
Vanya is a New York based designer, drafter, and costumer specializing in sewing and intricate needlework techniques. She has studied Fashion & Textile Technology at Buffalo State University, with a grand total of nineteen years of sewing experience.