Award-Winning Costume Designer and Author


Philip Odango is a professional artist. A designer, producer, author and international cosplayer, he has spent the last decade directing and producing over two dozen stage productions, and is known for his award-winning costume design work as Canvas Cosplay.  He appeared as an invited guest, costume contest judge and presenter in conventions worldwide, and his costumes have been featured by Marvel and Disney, in media outlets such as The New York Times, Good Morning America, SyFy Channel, The Disney Channel, The Chicago Tribune and Forbes Magazine and in industry media including Cosplay Culture Magazine, Cosplay in America and Kotaku. In 2017 Philip partnered with SINGER® Sewing Company as its Brand Ambassador, and in 2018 he launched his Cosplay Professional Development Series of books and workshops

Thrilled to debut my Aquaman cosplay at C2E2 2019 at the Vero True Social booth, based on his new armor from the latest movie. The costume features fabrics sponsored by CosplayFabrics.com and are available from JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores.

Sewn on a SINGER Featherweig...

The road to the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay is coming to an end, as cosplay champions from all over the world converge in Chicago this March 2019 to compete for the title and glory of Crown Champion of Cosplay. I am honored to have been invited to participate o...

February 26, 2019

Updated April 2019

2019 Events

Emerald City Comic Con -  Seattle, WA - March 14-17, 2019

- Judge of the Western Championships of Cosplay presented by SINGER

C2E2 - Chicago, IL - March 22-24, 2019 

- Guest of VERO True Social
- Judge of the VERO Fan Fave Cosplay Contest


May 2, 2018

For Immediate Release


April 30, 2018

Secrets to booking coveted guest spots are revealed in new cosplay professional development book

With comic convention season in full swing, cosplayers worldwide are competing to secure spots as official cospl...

October 13, 2017

Last year, I had the great honor of receiving an award for my Doctor Strange cosplay at the New York Comic Con Eastern Championships of Cosplay. This year, I had the great excitement of participating with SINGER in awarding the top 3 champions.

 Photo by Steve Prue

In it...

August 3, 2017

After intensively reviewing all of the entries of my SEWING IS BELIEVING contest in partnership with SINGER Sewing Company, I had great difficulty in narrowing down the amazing entries. Thank you to all of the 100+ entrants who've shared their passion and creativity wi...

July 18, 2017

Aloha! Welcome to my breakdown of my cosplay of the character of “Maui” from Disney’s hit animated film “Moana”. This cosplay won at the Crown Championships of Cosplay, and was featured by Disney, and also on Good Morning America, and recognized by the Disney head of a...

June 22, 2017

June 22, 2017 - Virginia Beach, VA

Canvas Cosplay Partners with SINGER® as Cosplay Brand Ambassador

Award-winning cosplayer Philip Odango, known in the crafting community as Canvas Cosplay, partners with SINGER® Sewing Company as an official brand ambassador.

A profession...

April 23, 2017

Canvas Cosplay's "Maui" wins 2nd Place in the FX category at C2E Crown Championships of Cosplay in Chicago on April 22, 2017

Photos by Sunpech Photography

April 6, 2017


The C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay, the largest and most prestigious cosplay competition in the world, returns to Chicago on Saturday April 22, 2017.  This is the final stop in the ReedPOP’s...

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

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