Kai has been building cosplay and props since 2003 and been costume competitive since 2014, having first won an award in 2004 at Kei Kon (predecessor of Tsukino-Con) for Best Solo Skit as Inuyasha. Kai’s most notable award was for a Sheik cosplay at Sakura Con in 2016.
As a full time mechanical engineering student at Camosun College, Kai has a passion for building. “I have come to discover that much of what I have done in prop building for cosplays has serendipitously prepared me for my courses. With mechanical engineering knowledge brought to the prop field, I will attempt to create props the likes of which have never been seen before!!! Maybe. Well I’ll try anyway. As with most of you at this con, I’m a pretty huge nerd… Sci-fi, gaming, anime, all that fun stuff. The first anime I ever watched was Samurai Pizza Cats. Go watch it, it’s good. You’ll like it, I promise.
Hope to see you at my panels!”