hello everybody – my name is mel.
WindoftheStars, Mel Hoppe, has been cosplaying since 2004 and has made over 100 costumes inspired by video games, anime, comics and of her own creative design. Many of these costumes have won prestigious awards at cosplay competitions since 2007. Her costume works have been featured on TV as a judge on Call to Cosplay that aired on Crunchyroll and Myx TV, in print mostly notably in Cosmode, OtakuUSA and Mangabomb, in several web publications such as CNET, Nerdist, TokyoPOP, and Kotaku. Mel has been invited as a guest of honor at conventions both in the USA and at international events in Sweden, Australia, United Arab Emirates, and Mexico. Aside from making costumes for herself, WindoftheStars has made and designed costumes for her local theater group and had the honor to make Game of Thrones costumes for George R. R. Martin. In 2014, she worked with 2K as a judge and co-organizer for 2K’s Borderlands The Pre-Sequel Cosplay Contest. As a veteran in the cosplay community, she strives to spread the sense of community, helping her fellow cosplayers, and to promote the art of costume creation.