Courtney learned about Magic back briefly in 1998 and it planted a little seed that would find itself resurfacing in 2012 after re-learning how to play MTG with her family via her local game store. She was already into the Comiccon style convention scene via her cosplay photography, so naturally being a Halloween fanatic, the cosplays inspired her to begin creating her own costumes. Courtney has since made costumes from many genres but her first MTG character was Liliana of the Dark Realms. She has gone onto challenging herself to create articulating angel wings for Archangel of Tithe, and Serra Avenger and then portrayed the merfolk planeswalker Kiora. Her newest creation was a humanized version of Nicol Bolas God Pharaoh showcased at GP Toronto 17′. Besides cosplaying, Courtney has experience in teaching for WofC ‘Learn to Play’ at PAX Prime, has organize events that incorporate Magic and joins in on events locally when she can.
Ashley Du, also known as Undeadu, is an International Cosplayer, Twitch Affiliate, Published Model and Special Effects Artist. She actually fell in love with the art of Magic before learning the game. As a costume designer, she was drawn to the amazing aesthetic of the game and incredible lore. She started playing and has been addicted ever since! Ashley’s love for MTG lead her to work in a shop that sold MTG, Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon TCG and board games. It’s here that she found her MTG family and learned just how wonderful the community can be.
Ashley loves making MTG cosplays because of the beautiful designs and the challenges each one presents her. She has started streaming her crafting process on Twitch – sometimes she streams unboxing and drafts too! She loves meeting people at cons and chatting about all things Magic, Pokemon TCG, comics, anime, crafting, gaming, crafting and scifi!