Papa Bear Cosplay
Chris “Papa Bear” English began his journey into the wild world of cosplay with a small local con in 2012 and has been hooked ever since. Fueled by the positive vibes of the community and a love for the craft Papa Bear has definitely expanded his knowledge of costume creation as well as prop making. Part of his continued costume efforts is being heavily involved in the cosplay community as Co-founder of Chicago P.O.C. Cosplayers (People of Color), as well as attending various costumed events as a member of Cosawesome Studios a Indiana based cosplay group, and Customers with a Cause a costume charity organization. Papa Bear has gone on to be a cosplay guest and judge at various conventions around the country, been featured in several articles and publications like Cosplayzine, compete in multiple cosplay events, won multiple awards and has no plans of slowing down.