CORI LEYDEN-SUSSLER

Cosplayer, Costume Designer, Fabricator, Teacher


I like to make things, all sorts of wonderful, amazing things. As a hard worker who is driven to succeed, I work full time as a Maker Educator in Bethesda, Maryland. Originally from Connecticut, I currently live right outside of Washington DC.

 

I began my passion for creating and realizing ideas in the cosplay world, and still enjoy the hobby in my free time.  Over the years, I've earned several awards for my work and also judge contests around the east coast of the US. I also enjoy teaching, and have several years experience with both college and primary school. 

My specialties include sewing, sculpture, embroidery, fabric painting, foam fabrication, thermal plastics, wood carving,

3d printing/modeling, leather, painting, and prop work. I am highly detail-oriented, but always striving to add new abilities to my repertoire. 

I am a disabled cosplayer/professional, and am outspoken in my support for my communities. I always strive to make this hobby accessible for everyone!

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Master of the Arts in Puppetry

University of Connecticut, Storrs, 2017 

B.F.A. in Costume Design and Tech,

University of Connecticut, Storrs, 2014

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