AmberSkies is no stranger to the world of creation and nerd-dom! A lifelong performer and creator, she was raised in her father Randy's local small business, Leviathan Games: a tabletop miniatures/gaming store and internet arcade! The lovely old shop has since retired, but through here she grew to love anime and gaming, and spent every day raiding at 11 years old on World of Warcraft or beating men thrice her age in Magic the Gathering (all while binging Sailor Moon and guzzling down all the sushi and Ramen bowls she could get her grubby little hands on!)
Randy "DadSkies" cosplay has lovingly gained his nickname here in the community as Amber's father and tablemate/assistant for his spunk, vivacious talkativeness, and sheer talent for his craft. A lifelong artist, Randy has been a professional creator of all trades and styles. An experienced propmaker and set builder for live theatre, he works as both a jeweler and antique store owner by day, and a miniature model painting cosplay fabricator and costumer by night. He has created countless props and movie/game accurate replicas from scratch through his and Amber's joint Etsy online store and sold to happy cosplayers and fans around the world.
In the last 6 years Amber and Randy as a tag team have taken on elaborate and complex cosplay and prop builds to transform Amber into a character chameleon of every variety, and through this have worked hand in hand to promote with amazing companies such as Marvel and Disney. Amber even had the incredible opportunity of being featured at San Diego Comicon's costume contests, attended as a cosplay guest at Stan Lee's private events, and judged many Masquerades as a professional costumer.
She is an elementary school teacher by day, and transforms herself into fantastic heroes and beasts by night. Amber takes pride and specializes in detailed prosthetic/makeup work and prop building to create characters-- most notably: Te Ka (Moana), Emma Frost Diamond Skin, Nebula (Guardians of the Galaxy), Sergeant Calhoun (Wreck it Ralph), Forest Spirit (Princess Mononoke), Haku the River Spirit (Spirited Away), Sonic the Hedgehog, and countless more.
She has competed and won First or Best in Show at D23 Expo 2017, SDCC, Phoenix Comic Fest, Amazing Arizona Comicon, Long Beach Comicon, and more! Amber's goal is to use her art to teach others and inspire them to create and love the cosplay community as much as she does, living for building others up and spreading positivity and sunshine wherever she wanders!
Stop on by and visit her and Dad to see what shenanigans and costuming goodness they've brought with them to Saboten Con!