Alena Van Arendonk has been cosplaying for nearly two decades with her group “…And Sewing Is Half The Battle!”, an Indiana-based cosplay team that has garnered more than 50 awards for their costumes and performances at events around the United States. As an entirely self-taught seamstress and craftsman, Alena enjoys helping novice cosplayers improve their craft through workshops and seminars. She also provides professional costuming and SFX makeup work for film, theatre, and museums.
When she's not making costumes, Alena works as a film, stage, and voice actress. She also juggles the hats of author, artist, historic preservationist, gamer, and fangirl.
Check out her site: https://www.andsewingishalfthebattle.com/