Heidi with her BFA in Theatrical Design and Technology. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2015.

Heidi with her BFA in Theatrical Design and Technology. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2015.

 

About Heidi

Atelier Heidi is an award-winning artist and designer based in Seattle, Washington. Best known for her portrayal of Twilight Princess Zelda, Heidi has a fondness for elves and other pointy-eared characters. She specializes in leatherwork and sewing, but her portfolio includes a broad range of textile work, sculpting, and photography.

Heidi cosplayed professionally for Nintendo at San Diego Comic Con 2017, representing their Inkling Girl character for the launch of the game Splatoon 2. Her work has been featured by IGN, Kotaku, and in Target's "Bring Your Rey Game" ad campaign. She has appeared internationally as a cosplay guest across the United States, Canada, and the UK. She studied as an intern at GSTQ Fashions in 2014 and earned her BFA in Theatrical Technology and Design from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2015.

This year, Heidi has launched the original fashion brand FOREST GIRL CLOTHING, which specializes in handmade organic textile art and unique upcycled creations. Visit her across the web @AtelierHeidi and at ForestGirlClothing.com


Experience

Crafting Skills

  • Stitching (advanced)

  • Fabric manipulation

  • Leatherwork

  • Nuno Felting

  • Crochet

  • Foam fabrication

  • Sculpting

  • Moldmaking & casting

Professional Skills

  • Art Direction

  • Costume design

  • Set design

  • Photo Editing

  • Modeling

  • Panel Workshops

  • Event appearances

  • Moderating & Hosting

 

Awards

Contests in which Heidi participated as a contestant and received an award:

  • First Place Masters | Samus Aran – Ikkicon 2016

  • Second Place Masters | Sydney Losstarot and Callo Merlose – A-kon 26 Mainstage Cosplay

  • First Place Intermediate | Asuka Plugsuit – Anime Matsuri 2014

  • Best Craftsmanship | Rorona Frixell (ver2) – Oni-con 2013

  • First Place | Lilly Pendragon (Suikoden III) | Suikoden Day 2013

  • Best Overall Craftsmanship | Refia (Final Fantasy III) – Limelight Masquerade 2013 Summer Contest

  • Judges’ Award | Holo (Spice & Wolf) – A-kon 24 Mainstage Cosplay

  • Best in Show: NIS America Cosplay | Rorona (Atelier Rorona) – A-kon 24 Videogame Cosplay

  • First Place in Steampunk Category | Birdwatcher (Original Design) – All-Con 2013

  • First Place | Odessa Silverberg (Suikoden) – Suikoden Day 2012

  • Judges’ Award | White Mage (Final Fantasy) – Oni-Con 2012

Events

Heidi has previously appeared as a cosplay guest and/or judged cosplay contests for these events:

  • A-kon 2019

  • Louisianime 2019

  • Cox-Con 2018

  • Kitsune Con 2016

  • Anime Austin 2016

  • Dallas Comic Con Fan Days 2015

  • Oni-con 2015

  • Retropalooza III

  • RTX 2015

  • Con Bravo 2015

  • SGC 2015

  • SXSW 2015

  • World Cosplay Summit preliminaries 2015

  • Anime North Texas 2014

  • Oni-con 2014

  • SGC 2014

  • SGC 2013

 

Press

Summer 2019 Nintendo Issue #29 | Cosplay Realm Magazine

6-21-18 | KotakuThe Best Cosplay from A-kon

7-13-17 | SDCC Blog – Nintendo Levels up for San Diego Comic-Con 2017

7-13-17 | Nintendo – Nintendo Heads to San Diego Comic-Con…

6-20-17 | Kotaku – Nice Cosplay, Texas

6-12-17 | Star Telegram – A-kon at Fort Worth Convention Center

April/May 2017 Issue | Cosplay Culture Magazine

3-1-17 | Kotaku – The Best Cosplay from Katsucon

2-3-16 | Kotaku – The Best Cosplay from PAX South

1-31-16 | IGN – Final Fantasy 7 Cosplay at PAX South is Fantastic

1-30-16 | IGN – Metroid’s Samus Cosplay was Big at PAX South

5–1-13 | The Shorthorn – Student Sews Up Future

Photo spread in Cosplay Realm Magazine, Issue #29. Photos by Mallory Marie Photo

 

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