Raised in a family of creative types, Katie Starr has been in costume for most of her life between dance recitals and some amazing Halloween costumes made by her mother. Katie attended the University of Akron and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Art Education and a Master’s degree in Secondary Education. She began making historical costumes in 2003 and years later began cosplaying. Though Katie makes the majority of her costumes and props from scratch and self-taught techniques, she believes strongly in helping those wishing to pursue costuming by providing detailed tutorials on her blog and encouraging everyone to costume in any way possible.
Cosplay helped Katie grow to be more accepting of her body and hopes to share a message of body positivity with others, especially in the cosplay community. We all deserve to dress as the characters we enjoy, regardless of size, shape, color, or gender. Katie works out of Akron, Ohio and also works as an art teacher. She attends conventions all over the country to share her love of costuming and all things nerdy. She lives with her two cats, Olive and Rory, who work endlessly to make all cosplay plans more difficult than they need to be and they receive free room and board for it.