Lochlan O’Neil got her humble beginnings in the pop culture community in 2012 when she attended her first convention in a simple and quickly-conceived version of Pinkie Pie from the series that would eventually put her on the map as a cosplayer – My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. Lochlan fell head-over-heals in love with cosplay. It was not just due to being captivated by the delightful and imaginative costumes she saw, but also because of the camaraderie, kindness and love she was shown by other attendees. This love of cosplay led Lochlan to getting her Fashion Design degree, and has given her the opportunity to travel all around the world.
As a designer, Lochlan has designed and created costumes and props for numerous haunted attractions, short films, tv pilots, live shows, and private commissioners. Lochlan currently works as a costume designer and wig stylist for a major theme park in the Southern United States, where she’s lucky enough to use her cosplay skills on a daily basis.
Aside from her costume designing, Lochlan is most well known for being the original creator of the infamous Tumblr Convention “Dashcon” at the age of 15, as well as coming up with the ballpit idea.
Friday at 1:45pm in Grand Gallery E-F
Meet The Cosplayers
Here is your chance to meet all of our cosplay guests in one sitting and ask them questions about anything you wish. Just don’t get too personal!
Friday at 6:15 pm in Grand Gallery E-F
bout how to pick who to cosplay or where to find wigs? Please join our cosplay guests for a little Cosplay 101 and prepare to be schooled!
Saturday at 7:30pm in the Monroe Room
Dashcon Was My Idea
Lochlan is the person who came up with the original concept for Dashcon, one of the biggest flops in nerd convention history. For the first time in a public forum, Lochlan will discuss what happened with Dashcon, the original ideas for the Tumblr convention, and what happened to the players in operating this show.