Papa Bear Cosplay

Booth A-19

Chris “Papa Bear” English began his journey into cosplay with a mission to spread positivity, promote community growth, education, inclusion, and diversity in the cosplay scene. Fueled by the love for the craft, and a passion for helping others, Papa Bear has been heavily involved within the cosplay community volunteering at charity events as a member of the Costumers with a Cause organization, hosting free cosplay workshops to cosplayers and is a Co-founder of Chicago P.O.C. Cosplayers.

Papa Bear has gone on to be featured on the SyFy Channel, is a TNT Cosplay Supply affiliate, influencer for Warner Bros. was the official mascot for C2E2, cosplay affiliate for Wizard World, been a guest speaker at various conventions, lead cosplay programmer, internationally published, competed and judged in multiple cosplay events, won multiple awards, and has no plans on slowing down.

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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?

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!