AkaneSaotome is an 18 year cosplay veteran from the east coast. She has won multiple craftsmanship and performance awards from various competitions and had the opportunity to judge many craftsmanship contests over the years, including cons such as the World Cosplay Summit, Megacon, Anime Boston, Otakon, plus many more.
She has been featured on websites, podcasts, in magazines and at conventions for her cosplays, along with working for Viz Media as the official Mercury at Otakon and competing in the Arda Wigs first ever Iron wig contest.
When AkaneSaotome isn’t immersed in a new project, she is overseeing quality and construction at Volante Design as Production Manager / Lead Sewist, and making dreams come true as a party princess.
At RetroXpo, she will be photo op’ing with Team Zombie Leader fundraising for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and will be selling her wares.