We consider Hype a group of talented individuals with a similar passion (you guessed it – cosplay). The members below aren’t the only people active in Hype, but they’re the ones you see if you meet us at a con!
THE COSPLAY TEAM
Our costumed artists are the heart of our hype-brining offensive. We currently have five well-known cosplay artists and are always looking to expand our ranks.
Deathstrike is Hype’s MacGyver of Cosplay; if we can think it he can make it. He initially started with a passion for crafting – excelling especially at hard surface outfits – but soon found he also had a passion for performance involving choreography. Deathstrike represented the Netherlands in the C4 contest and won with his partner Magnum in a 15 country battle, making them holders of the Animecon’16 Cup.
The future for Deathstrike is one of giving back: he aims to help in the mainstream recognition of the art of cosplay, make comic-style conventions an even bigger thing and wants to start giving workshops to fellow artists!
Sakuraflor is a Cosplayer, influencer and model from the Netherlands. Shes half Dutch, half Spanish and speaks Dutch, Spanish and English fluently. She has been in the cosplay scene for over 4 years now and regularly travels around the world to attend events as a Cosplay judge, host or Special guest. Next to that she has worked with several companies in cosplay such as: Blizzard, Bethesda and Coca-Cola. Sakuraflor is an energetic uplifting and positive person who loves a challenge and enjoys meeting her fans from all around the world while spreading positivity!
THE CREATIVE TEAM
The people in the creative team perform a variety of crucial roles. They’re involved with planning our presence, hosting sub-events on cons and getting everything on film.
THE SMILING CAMERA-GUY
Aria Nakamura is a fun-loving photographer who specialises in Cosplay. He loves setting in-cosplay shoots in crazy locations, create con impression videos and to bring cosplayers into the limelight. Beyond that he’s known for his often none-too serious vlogs, many of which future our core member Deathstrike.
For Hype Aria will handle all our photography and video requirements, but he’ll also no doubt continue his trend of vlogging up to the point someone closes the toilet door on him!
APRIL O’NEIL'S WICKED SISTER
Asherah Nox is a freelance make-up and hair artist that has run her own business for quite some time. In the past she’s also worked as a set designer and video productions jack-of-all-trades, but she found that lifestyle took her away from her teenage daughter too much.
Hype aims to put Asherah’s flexibility to good use. Expect to see her in front of the camera for interviews and con-impressions, help with setting up our presence at cons, and support us with the not so glorious but important paperwork.