My name is Rook (formerly Olivia). I’m a non-binary nerd in their late 20s that’s been attending conventions and cosplaying for nearly half their life. I’m currently located in Kitchener, Canada, but I’ve attended conventions 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 bringing my first love, Sailor Moon, to life for myself and others.
Along with attending conventions as a costumed fan, I’ve also worked different parts of the convention scene. 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 was a founding member of Cosplay for a Cure, helping to raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation at events all over the GTA. And more recently, I attended PAX South 2016/2018 and PAX East 2016/2017 as an ambassador in the Diversity Lounge, selling various wares from my etsy shop and spreading awareness for LGTBQ+ issues.
In the past, I’ve worked a number of events as a costumed superhero. I worked for Heroes in Tights, promoting their costumes at a number of conventions in 2010 and 2011. In 2011, I 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.
While my own costume-making life has slowed down while real-life does its thing, I still have many things to offer the community. 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 to speak at events, sharing my expertise and experience with cosplay and being queer. 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!
Photo credits: First photo by Amanda Leigh Photography, second and fourth photos by SolarTempest