Candy McFarlin 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 many variations of Miss Piggy, Fiona and Fairy Godmother from Shrek, Queen of Hearts, Peggy Bundy from Married…with Children, Dolores Umbridge from Harry Potter, Captain Hook, Pam Poovey from Archer, Mrs. Beakley from DuckTales 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, Adult Swim, Nerdist, and Cosplay Culture. 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 across the US, however her full time job is a Senior Administrative Assistant to a large Engineering corporation.
In her spare time, she continually strives to improve her skills in wig styling, prop building, is a makeup fx artist at a local haunted attraction and has taught cosplay classes at a local art school. Candy also enjoys reading, console gaming and various fandoms like DC Comics, 80’s movies and horror films.
4:00pm Friday The Nerd Cave
Intro To Cosplay Make-Up
Even beginners to wearing makeup can quickly learn the ins & outs of this important aspect of cosplay. Join Sweets4aSweet Cosplay to learn tips and tricks to beauty makeup, body painting, and more!
11:00 am Saturday The Nerd Cave
Intro To Wig Styling And Care
Wigs can completely transform a costume, and there is some basic information to learn about styling & caring for them so they last. Sweets4aSweet Cosplay shares her wig styling secrets!