Mica Burton has been cosplaying since early 2007, learning how to sew from her grandmother before discovering that dressing up as her favorite characters could be a hobby. And before conventions were on her radar, she had been watching anime and playing video games for as long as she could remember – even sporting head-to-toe Tekken merchandise at age 4.

Her love of all things nerdy culminated in landing a job with the popular internet entertainment company Rooster Teeth, giving her the opportunity to be on-screen talent while developing her cosplay skills with the support of her coworkers and friends. Mica has had the opportunity to travel to conventions all across North America, sharing her love of cosplay with fans and fellow artists – whether it be guesting or attending for fun. Through speaking at conventions and continuing to strengthen her craft, Mica hopes to bring more diversity, acceptance, and positivity to the cosplay community, knowing that cosplay is where some of the greatest familial bonds can be formed.

Mica will appear on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. She will host paid autograph and photo op sessions each day. She will appear as part of Anime NYC’s Masquerade and Official After Party and select additional panels. Her full schedule will appear here closer to Anime NYC.

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