My name is Olivia Ward. I’m a 28-year-old nerd who has been attending conventions and cosplaying for nearly half my life. I’m currently located in Kitchener, Canada, but I’ve attended conventions both in the GTA, as well as all over the United States. I’ve got a strong passion for video games and video game costumes, as well as my first love, Sailor Moon. Over the past few years, I have made more than 30 Sailor Moon costumes for myself and others.
Along with attending conventions as a costumed fan, I also occasionally work different parts of the con. I’ve done a number of informative panels at Con-G, Atomic Lollipop, and Unplugged Expo. I helped judge the Atomic Lollipop masquerade (when it still had one), as well as run some of their crafting workshop events. I’ve been working with Cosplay for a Cure at events all over the GTA since their inception in 2012. Most recently, I have attended PAX South 2016 and PAX East 2016 as an ambassador in the Diversity Lounge, selling various wares from my etsy shop and spreading awareness for LGTBQ+ issues.
I’ve also worked a number of events in various costumes. I worked for Heroes in Tights, promoting their costumes for a number of conventions in 2010/2011. In 2011, I also worked at Ad Astra for their Beefcake/Cheesecake event to raise money for Casey House. In September of that year, I was chosen along with some other talented cosplayers to work the red carpet TIFF premiere of Comic-Con IV: A Fan’s New Hope. The following year, I worked the red carpet for the Toronto premiere of The Avengers. And in 2015, the people of Smokebomb Entertainment hired me to work for the Academy Social, part of the Canadian Screen Awards, as Sailor Moon.
If you are interested in having a custom made Sailor Moon costume made for you, please check out my commissions page! I’m also available for events around the GTA, or around the world. Check out my contact information to shoot me an email with your request.
Also be sure to stop by my etsy page, where I’ve got a variety of geeky wares and pre-made, ready-to-ship costumes!
I look forward to hearing from you!