Self Made Man

Artist Alley Booth E-2

Ryder Ostrowski (he/they) is a digital illustrator and cosplayer from Grand Rapids. He’s always been
intrigued by characters since he was little and focuses on that in his work. Bringing his own
characters to life, he uses them to tell stories focusing around members of the LGBTQ+ Community.
Doing this, he hopes to bring better representation to the storytelling scene. More of his recent works
are inspired by the world of tattooing as well.

When not constantly working on illustrations or playing Animal Crossing, he’s found in the cosplay
scene at several Midwest conventions. He became intrigued with the world of cosplay when
introduced to it by a friend years ago, and he continues to be a part of that community. The
characters that Ryder has cosplayed have helped him become more confident in his identity as a
transgender individual and hopes to inspire others to do the same.