Please give a warm YIP YIP to our returning guests: Sifu Kisu and Tranquil Ashes!
SIFU KISU is a master in the Chinese martial arts focusing on the style of Northern Shaolin Kung Fu. Throughout his life he has worked as an Executive Protection Specialist, stunt man, and martial arts coordinator in the entertainment field for many years. He is most well known for being the chief martial arts director and consultant for the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. From his lifelong experience in martial arts, he created the bending styles seen in the series and linked them to styles of Chinese martial arts. He is also responsible for the motion capture on Kung Fu Panda, and has worked in the Sentai genre on such shows as VR Troopers and Big Bad Beetleborgs.
TRANQUIL ASHES is a multi-talented artist who has distinguished herself as a make-up artist, body painter, organizer, and cosplayer with sewing and armor building skills.
Tranquil brings a unique set of skills and experiences from growing up in Baltimore to spending several years in Japan. She is a champion of body-positivism, creator of brave geek spaces such as the CosGala, and all around magical muse.
Tranquil has been cosplaying for 6 years and in that time has been recognized by AfroPunk, Black Nerd Problems and Sy-Fy (panel at New York Comic Con). She also creates content for Quirktastic, and Nerds of Color. She was sponsored by Mehron Makeup to bring to life Corey the Manticore from Disney’s Pixar Onward, as well as Disney’s Encanto Project in 2022.