Candy Shannon was born and raised in Jackson, Michigan. After attending her first convention in 2011, Candy debuted her first cosplay – Ursula the Sea Witch from The Little Mermaid. Since then, she has added an extensive number of costumes to her resume, including Miss Piggy, Fiona from Shrek, Queen of Hearts, Peggy Bundy, Penguin from Batman, Captain Hook, Pam Poovey from Archer, and Darla from Finding Nemo.
She is most known for her attention to detail and film-accurate replications, however she is also proud of her original designs. Candy was the cover model for the June 2014 issue of Cosplay+ Magazine and has been featured in numerous articles and interviews on various media platforms, including CNN, MSN and Adult Swim.
Candy is passionate about supporting confidence in cosplay and body acceptance. She writes articles for various blogs on confidence and anti-bullying, including several inspirational videos. She travels to many conventions in the tri-state area, however her full time job is managing a veterinary clinic.
In her spare time, she cohosts a weekly podcast, and continually practices to improve her skills in makeup effects, wig styling, and prop building. Candy also enjoys reading, console gaming and various fandoms like DC Comics, 80’s movies and horror films.
You can find more information at www.facebook.com/Sweets4aSweet or follow her on Instagram, Twitter & Tumblr @sweets4asweet
A printable schedule of all cosplay programming activities at the Grand Rapids Comic-Con is here.