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MEET PHILIP

Philip's love of artistry and crafting first cultivated with directing theatre. Expanding upon his technical skills, he parlayed his love of spectacle and visual storytelling into sewing, quickly gaining attention in the cosplay design world. After crafting his first cosplay of Edward Scissorhands out of garbage bags and pizza boxes, Philip has designed and displayed numerous costumes across the world. His "cosplay your way" approach to cosplay is inspired by diverse and vibrant bodies, ideas and communities he has met from all over the globe. Philip curates his creations to reflect those journeys and demonstrates that cosplay is, above all else, a personal reflection of one's creative self-expression.

 

With a keen eye for style and craftsmanship, Philip has established himself as both a tastemaker and influencer continually inspiring those around him through various partnerships, television series, and branded collaborations. Philip serves as brand ambassador for SINGER™ Sewing Company since 2017, and is the founder of the "Bros Who Sew" movement to encourage the craft of sewing. As a craftsmanship champion for needlework and special effects, he has taught workshops and panels at conventions, universities and makerspaces worldwide. Brand collaborations include FISKARS™ Crafts, VELCRO™ Brand, IKEA, Plaid Crafts, Mehron, Kryolan Professional Makeup, Cosplay Fabrics and JOANN Stores.

Philip owns a creative consultancy and brings 15 years of experience in marketing, theatre, event production and community engagement. He completed Harvard Business School's Sustainable Business Strategy program, has certifications in inclusion and diversity and is a grant panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts. Philip is the author of the Cosplay Professional Development Series and has been featured by Threads Magazine, Sew Daily, Forbes, Business Insider, GQ, MARVEL, Disney, The New York Times and SYFY.

© 2020 by Canvas Cosplay   |   Contact:  philip@canvascosplay.com

Special thanks to Jason Laboy Photography, Kirby Lirio Photography, Strike and Hide, Cosplay Enthusiast, Everstone Studios

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