Knightmage

Booth A-18

Michael “Knightmage” Wilson was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and now resides in Youngstown, Ohio.

A current decorated 19 year veteran Deputy Sheriff for the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office in Ohio, Michael has been cosplaying since 2012. Having created over 150 costumes, Michael is an award winning cosplayer with many of his creations being praised and displayed on numerous platforms in print and online. Michael is noted as one of the most influential and diverse male cosplayers in the world. Along with judging cosplay contests Michael often hosts cosplay panels and workshops at conventions showcasing the creative, positive, inspiring and supportive side of cosplay.

Having a love for acting and stunt work, Michael has worked on several Hollywood comic book movie productions. Michael was also an alternate for the 2006 reality show “Who Wants To Be A Superhero” hosted by Stan Lee. Michael has worked on and has been featured in several fan films and productions such as “Flash Fall” by Together Brother Productions and the popular YouTube series “MAN AT ARMS: Reforged”. Michael is a spokesperson for FX latex product, Zombie-Skin. Michael has also created various costumes for World Wrestling Entertainment superstars.

Michael also is a spokesmodel for the independent comic companies “Shot In The Dark Comics” and “Transgenesis Comics”, having his likeness used for upcoming comic book characters.

Genuinely loving to entertain, make a positive impact and bring smiles, Michael most often uses his costuming by participating in many charitable events, benefits, parades, birthdays and hospital visits to children. This has led him to becoming a member of esteemed costuming groups all over the United States such as “The League of Heroes, The Heroes Alliance-Ohio Branch, East Coast Avengers, Costumers with a Cause and Superheroes to Kids in Ohio and Heroic Inner Kids”. Michael often works closely with charity organizations as a sponsor and has partnered with over 60 various organizations around the world to fundraise and bring awareness to these organizations. Michael has received numerous awards for his charitable deeds including the “’Outstanding Service Award” from Credit Where Credit Is Due and most notably the “Presidential Volunteers Award” from President Barack Obama and the White House.

If you wish, become a fan at www.Facebook.com/Knightmage1  and follow on Twitter @Knightmage  and Instagram @Knightmage1.

Panels

Friday at 12:45 pm in Grand Gallery Overlook A-B

Cosplay Guests

Cosplay Q & A

You have cosplay questions?  They have answers!  Join Cosplay Guests Bebe Alkaid, Knighmage, Natalie Vaia, Papa Bear, and Sweets4aSweet for a question and answer hour.

Friday at 3:15 pm in Grand Gallery Overlook A-B

Cosplay Guests

Cosplay 101

Learn important do and don’t tips for starting to cosplay.  Even if you’re not a beginner, there is lots to learn!  Join Cosplay Guests Bebe Alkaid, Knightmage, Natalie Vaia, Papa Bear, and Sweets4aSweet for the essentials for jumping into cosplay.

Friday at 5:45 pm in Grand gallery Overlook A-B

Cosplay Guests

Hot Sauce Challenge – Cosplay Edition

Don’t miss this crowd favorite panel!  Our Cosplay Guests Bebe Alkaid, Knightmage, Natalie Vaia, Papa Bear, and Sweets4Sweet answer your questions while they challenge themselves to endure increasingly hotter sauces.  There will be laughs, there will be tears – who will make it through all 10 sauces?

Saturday at 12:15 pm in Grand gallery Overlook A-B

Bebe Alkaid, Knightmage, and Sweets4aSweet

Introduction to Wigs

Wigs can completely transform a costume, and there is some basic information to learn about styling & caring for them so they last.  Join Cosplay Guests Bebe Alkaid, Knightmage, and Sweets4aSweet to take the mystery out of wig styling.

Saturday at 2:45 pm in Grand Gallery Overlook A-B

Bebe Alkiad, Knightmage, and Sweets4aSweet

Foam 101

Making foam props & armor can seem scary, but these tips will help take the mystery out of this craft!  Join Cosplay Guests Bebe Alkaid, Knightmage, and Sweets4aSweet for the ins and outs of creating foam crafts.

Sunday at 11:00 am in Grand Gallery Overlook A-B

Cosplay Guests

Makeup 101

Even beginners to wearing makeup can quickly learn the ins & outs of this important aspect of cosplay.  Cosplay Guests Bebe Alkaid, Knightmage, Natalie Vaia, Papa Bear, and Sweets4Sweet teach you basics of cosplay makeup and skincare.

Sunday at 1:30 pm in Grand Gallery Overlook A-B

Cosplay Guests

Cosplay over 30

Cosplaying over 30 can present a whole set of challenges that younger cosplayers don’t experience.  Join Cosplay Guests Bebe Alkaid, Knightmage, Natalie Vaia, Papa Bear, and Sweets4Sweet for tips and tricks on changing challenges to triumphs!