I'm Katlyn, AKA PixelPantz. That name came from one of my very first online screen names. The ones you make as a kid that are super embarrassing and you eventually change it to something better. Well, I never grew out of it and now here we are.
         I started cosplaying in 2009 at a small convention in Decatur, Alabama. I immediately fell in love with the community, the events, and ultimately the craft. After about 4 years of just goofing off, 2014 rolled around and I started taking on bigger projects, collaborating on larger costumes, and just immersing myself deeper into the community. I went to larger conventions, met more amazing people, and ultimately decided I needed to do this more often. After I started taking it a little more "seriously" I decided to try and craft and armor from one of my favorite video games. I was hooked. Armor was the perfect mix of nerdiness and fabrication and to be honest I felt like I was good at it. In 2016 one of my armors gained international attention and things really expanded from there. Then, in 2017, I moved to Biloxi, Mississippi and started cosplaying professionally. I have since dedicated all of my time to perfecting my craft and content. 
         Now, I attend conventions to promote this same kind of passion to the community. I always want to inspire and motivate others while trying to make the craft a little more approachable for anyone of any skill set or budget. Cosplay can be daunting and armor can be even more intimidating. But I really believe anyone is capable of making the costume of their dreams.
         I've started making tutorials, live streaming my process, and holding more panels at conventions, all to try a reach as many people as possible. My little community has grown over the years, but they are my family and we're always trying to help out more people.

XOXO,
Katlyn
(PixelPantz)